Nov. 17, 2011
Stanford Cardinal (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12)
UC Davis Aggies (1-3, 0-0 Big West)
Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 7 p.m.
Site: The Pavilion (5,000) Davis, CA
Series History: Stanford leads 14-1
Last Meeting: Stanford 85, UC Davis 69 (Dec. 13, 2009)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
TV: CSN Bay Area (PBP: Scott Reiss, Analyst: Dan Belluomini, Sideline: Matt Steinmetz)
The Opening Tip
While next week's trip to New York for the semifinals of the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off is generating plenty of program buzz, Stanford (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) must first take care of business against UC Davis (1-3, 0-0 Big West). The Cardinal's first road game of the year is scheduled for Friday night in Davis against the Aggies. Stanford defeated Fresno State and Colorado State earlier this week to advance out of the Preseason NIT's West Regional, earning a trip to New York next week for a matchup against Oklahoma State (3-0, 0-0 Big 12). But the Cardinal needs to immediately focus its attention on UC Davis, which will be fired up to host a Pac-12 program.
Friday's game can be heard live on KNBR 1050 AM and Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com, featuring the insightful tandem of John Platz (play-by-play) and Drew Shiller (analyst). The contest will also be televised on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, with Scott Reiss (play-by-play), Dan Belluomini (analyst) and Matt Steinmetz (sideline reporter) handling the broadcast chores.
Scouting UC Davis
UC Davis (1-3, 0-0 Big West) edged Division III opponent UC Santa Cruz 84-78 two nights ago to pick up its first win of the year. The Aggies had dropped their first three games ... Tyrell Corbin scored a game-high 16 points (10-10 free throws) in Wednesday's win over UC Santa Cruz, helping UC Davis rally from a 12-point deficit in the second half ... UC Davis, entering its first season under head coach Jim Les, was picked to finish seventh in the Big West preseason media poll ... The Aggies are averaging 74.0 points and 30.8 rebounds per game. However, opponents are averaging 78.2 points per game and shooting 47.3 percent from the field ... Keep an eye on: Josh Ritchart (15.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 47.8 percent FG), Ryan Sypkens (14.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, team-high 14 three-pointers) and Ryan Howley (9.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg).
Stanford All-Time vs. UC Davis
Stanford has dominated the all-time series with a 14-1 advantage. The Cardinal picked up an 85-69 win over the Aggies back on Dec. 13, 2009, in the most recent meeting. UC Davis came away with its only win (64-58) in the series on Dec. 4, 2005- which also marked the only game in the series to be played at Davis.