March 4, 2002
Stanford Story Stanford (19-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-10) vs USC (20-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-10) Thursday, March 7, 2002, 3:30 p.m., Staples Center (19,000)
At 19-8, Stanford has chalked up its ninth straight winning season, and is only one win short of its eighth straight 20-win campaign ... The two road wins at Arizona (2/28/02) and Arizona State (3/2/02) assured Stanford of its eighth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament ... But first Stanford travels to the Pacific-10 Tournament ... Stanford is seeded fifth, and will face fourth seeded USC in the first round on Thursday (3/7/02, 3:30 p.m.) ... Oregon, which won its first regular season title since the 1944-45 season, is seeded #1 ... The Ducks finished 14-4 ... It was the fifth time in 24 Pac-10 seasons that the league champion had at least four losses in conference play (Arizona, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994) ... Stanford finished in a four-way tie for second place with Arizona, California and USC ... The Cardinal has finished no worse than second in the last five years ... This will be the first Pac-10 Tournament since the 1989-90 season ... The Cardinal reached the championship game of the league tournament during the 1988-89 season.
Stanford Cardinal Starters (19-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-10) F - Teyo Johnson, 6-7, 240, Sophomore, Lynnwood, Wa (5.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg) C - Curtis Borchardt, 7-0, 240, Junior, Redmond, Wa (17.0 ppg, 11.3 rpg) G - Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, 210, Junior, Glendora, Ca (22.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg) G - Julius Barnes, 6-1, 180, Junior, Rowland Heights, Ca (11.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg) G - Tony Giovacchini, 6-2, 180, Senior, Salt Lake City, Ut (3.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg)
USC Trojan Starters (20-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-10) F - Sam Clancy, 6-7, 240, Senior, Fairview, Oh (19.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg) F - David Bluthenthal, 6-7, 220, Senior, Los Angeles, Ca (11.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg) F - Gregg Guenther Jr, 6-8, 250, Freshman, Calabasas, Ca (0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg) G - Errick Craven, 6-2, 170, Freshman, Torrance, Ca (12.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg) G - Brandon Granville, 5-9, 175, Senior, Los Angeles, Ca (12.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg)
USC holds a 111-107 margin over the Stanford Cardinal ... The 218 game series is the second-longest in Stanford history ... Stanford had won 14 of the last 17 games previous to this year ... However, the Trojans won both meetings during the 2002 regular season ... On January 26 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, five Trojan players scored in double figures as USC scored a 90-82 decision over Stanford ... Sam Clancy scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and collected four steals in 37 minutes of play ... Errick Craven added 18 points, five steals and three assists ... All-America candidate Casey Jacobsen led Stanford with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 39 minutes ... Joe Kirchofer played his best game in a Cardinal uniform with ten points and nine rebounds in 24 minutes ... Then on February 21, USC handed Stanford a 77-58 loss at Maples Pavilion as Clancy collected another double-double with 17 points and eleven rebounds ... David Bluthenthal led USC scorers with 22 points and five rebounds ... Jacobsen again led Stanford with 23 points, five rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes of play.
The Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is back ... On Oct. 23, 2000, the Pac-10 CEO Group/Council voted to institute a Pac-10 men's basketball tournament ... The Staples Center in Los Angeles has been awarded the tournament for a six-year period, beginning with the 2001-02 season ... The tournament will bring together the top eight teams in the Pac-10's final regular season standings ... The tournament champion will be crowned on Mar. 9 and will receive the league's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament ... A postseason conference tournament will not be a new venture for the Pac-10 as the league previously held a post-season tournament from 1987-90 ... The original Pac-10 tournament was inaugurated following the 1986-87 season at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion where the host UCLA Bruins captured the first Pac-10 postseason title ... Subsequent tournaments were held at Arizona's McKale Center (1988), the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles (1989) and Arizona State's University Activity Center (1990) ... Stanford dropped a 86-71 decision to Washington in the 1987 Pac-10 Tournament ... In 1988, the Cardinal opened the tournament with a 88-67 decision over Oregon, but lost a second round game against Arizona, 97-83 ... In 1989, Stanford reached the championship game with wins over USC (66-61) and UCLA (95-86) ... However, the Cardinal lost the title game to Arizona, 73-51 ... In 1990, Stanford beat California, 77-61, in the opening game, but lost to Arizona, 85-61, in the semi-finals.
Pac-10 Tournament Schedule Time Teams Thursday, March 7 1:00 p.m. #1 Oregon vs #8 Washington 3:30 p.m. #4 USC vs #5 Stanford 6:30 p.m. #2 Arizona vs #7 Arizona State 9:00 p.m. #3 California vs #6 UCLA Friday, March 8 6:00 p.m. #1/8 winner vs #4/5 winner 8:30 p.m. #2/7 winner vs #3/6 winner Saturday, March 9 3:00 p.m. Championship game
Mike Montgomery is in his 16th season at Stanford with a record of 338-154 ... In 15 previous seasons at Stanford, Montgomery has directed the Cardinal to 13 post-season appearances (9 NCAA, 4 NIT) ... Montgomery's overall record (15+ seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) is 492-230 ... Montgomery is 23-10 against USC, and a 1-0 on neutral territory against the Trojans ... Montgomery is 4-4 in Pac-10 Tournament play ... Montgomery was just named an assistant coach of USA Basketball's 2002 World Championship Team that will compete in the 2002 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Men (Aug. 29-Sept. 8, 2002) in Indianapolis ... Montgomery is one of 20 finalists for Naismith College Basketball Coach of the Year ... The winning coach will be honored on April 5 in Atlanta.
Stanford has been strong on a neutral court in recent years ... In the last four-plus seasons, Stanford has chalked up a 26-6 on neutral territory ... This year, the Cardinal is 2-2.
Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford is 96-14 (.873) (58-13 vs Pac-10 schools, 38-1 vs non-league opponents) ... Stanford won its ten home games this year by an average of 22.5 points per game (+225 points) ... That included Stanford's 105-60 victory over Washington (1/19/02), the largest margin of victory over the Huskies, and fourth best against a conference foe.
Stanford, since the 1997-98 season, has chalked up a 47-8 record (55 games, +644 points) on the road ... The Cardinal is 7-3 on the road this year ... Last year, Stanford was the first team to go undefeated on the road in league play (9-0 in 2000-01) since Oregon State turned the feat during the 1980-81 season.
Stanford is on a record pace to break the school record for season blocks ... After 27 games, the Cardinal has averaged 4.44 blocks per game, compared to a season-average of 3.2 last year ... Seventy-seven of those 120 team blocks this year belong to Curtis Borchardt, who is averaging 2.9 blocks per game, tops in the Pac-10 ... Borchardt's 77 blocks are a single season school record ... Borchardt tallied 19 blocks in 20 games played last year ... The school record for average blocks per game is held by Tim Young at 1.7 per game (1996-97 season) ... Borchardt has had at least three blocks in 14 games this year ... Stanford is among the conference leaders in several categories ... Stanford is ranked #1 in rebounding (41.6), #1 in rebounding margin (+8.6), #1 in defensive rebounds (27.30), #2 in offensive rebounds (14.30), #2 in scoring margin (+10.1), #2 in field goal percentage defense (.415), #2 in blocked shots (4.37), #3 in scoring (81.3), #3 in three-point field goals made (7.22) and #3 in assist/turnover ratio (1.20).
Duke and Stanford have the longest streak of being ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 ... The Blue Devils own a streak of 109 straight weeks, while Stanford is second at 93.
Curtis Borchardt leads the Pac-10 in rebounding at 11.3 rpg ... Since the 1989-90 season, three Stanford players have won the conference rebounding title five times ... Casey Jacobsen and Borchardt are the highest 1-2 scoring punch in the Pac-10 ... Jacobsen and Borchardt have combined to average 39.2 ppg ... Jacobsen is #1 in the Pac-10 in scoring (22.2 ppg) ... Jacobsen is trying to become Stanford's first conference scoring champion since the 1983-84 season when Keith Jones averaged 20.0 ppg ... Since the 1927-28 season, only three Stanford players (Hank Luisetti in 1936, 1937, 1938, Ed Tucker in 1952 and Russ Lawler (1954) have won the conference scoring title ... Borchardt leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots with 77 ... No Stanford player has ever won the conference title in blocked shots.
Three school records have been broken or tied thus far in the 2001-02 season ... All-America candidate Curtis Borchardt has recorded 77 blocks, easily breaking the old mark of 50 set by Tim Young during the 1996-97 season ... Borchardt collected six blocks against Purdue (11/24/01) which tied his record against Cal State Bakersfield during the 1999-00 season ... Stanford attempted 42 three-pointers against UCLA (2/23/02), breaking the old mark of 34 against Oregon State during the 1996-97 season.
The 2001-02 Stanford Varsity (Alphabetical)
#24 Julius Barnes, 6-1, 180, Junior, Guard, Rowland Heights, Ca
Has proven to be a valuable player at both the point and off-guard positions ... Barnes has the ability to run the fast break, and break down defenses with penetration ... Moved into the starting lineup seven games into the season ... Barnes scored a career-high 27 points (8-for-12 from the floor, 4-for-7 from three-point territory) along with five assists and three steals against California (1/4/02) in the Pac-10 season opener ... Barnes scored 23 points along with four rebounds and four assists at UCLA (1/24/02) ... Barnes helped spearhead the Cardinal to victory with 19 points (7-for-9 from the floor) along with four assists against Michigan State (12/29/01) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Against UCLA (2/23/02), Barnes scored 17 points along with five assists and three assists ... Barnes started his first collegiate game against Portland State (12/19/01) and responded with 16 points (4-for-8 from three-point territory), three assists, two rebounds and a steal ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Stanford Invitational ... Barnes scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists at Washington (2/14/02) ... Collected 16 points (4-for-5 from three-point territory) at Arizona State (3/2/02) ... Barnes tallied 15 points, five assists, two rebounds and a block against Washington (1/19/02) ... Barnes scored 13 points against Texas (12/1/01), and followed that up with eleven points (5-for-5 from the floor) against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Averaging 11.3 ppg, third-best on the Cardinal varsity ... Barnes has averaged 15.0 ppg in the last five games ... Barnes leads the Cardinal in free throw percentage (.807) ... Barnes is #3 in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio (1.74).
#14 Tyler Besecker, 6-6, 205, Sophomore, Guard/Forward, Bellevue, Wa
Starting the season, Besecker was 100 percent healthy after missing all but five games last year with food poisoning ... However, Besecker missed seven games after suffering a sprained right ankle in practice (12/21/01) ... Returned to action with three points and two rebounds against Washington (1/19/02) ... Besecker is a hard-working athlete with great enthusiasm for the game ... Played his first game of the season with four minutes of action against Belmont (12/18/01) in the first round of the Stanford Invitational.
#2 Curtis Borchardt, 7-0, 240, Junior, Center, Redmond, Wa
An All-America candidate ... A candidate for the John Wooden Award ... Named to the NABC District-14 first team ... Known as a shot blocker, one of the best in school history although injuries forced him to miss 28 games during his freshman and sophomore seasons ... However, in 63 career games, Borchardt has collected 138 blocks which puts him second on the all-time blocks list at Stanford ... In 37 of those 63 games, Borchardt has collected two or more blocks ... Borchardt already has 77 blocks in 26 games played this year, #1 in the Pac-10 and the school record holder for a single season at Stanford ... Borchardt is trying to become the first Stanford player to lead the league in blocked shots ... Has at least one block in 25 of 26 games played ... Recorded a school record six blocks in two games (Purdue & Michigan State) this year ... Originally set the blocks school record with six against Cal State Bakersfield during the 1999-00 season ... Has collected double-doubles (points-rebounds) in 14 games ... Borchardt scored a career-high 29 points along with nine rebounds and two blocks at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Collected 28 points and nine rebounds at Arizona (2/28/02) ... Tallied 27 points (9-for-11 from the floor), ten rebounds and six blocks against Michigan State ... Borchardt scored 25 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Borchardt's 21 rebounds against the Wildcats was fifth-best in school history ... Scored 25 points (10-for-11 from the floor, seventh-best effort in school history) and grabbed 14 rebounds with a career-high five assists, three blocks and a steal in 29 minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Against Oregon (2/7/02), Borchardt scored 24 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, blocked five shots and dished out three assists ... Against Oregon State (2/9/02), tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds ... At Arizona State (3/2/02), Borchardt tallied 19 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks ... At Washington State (2/16/02), scored 19 points and grabbed eleven rebounds along with five blocks ... At Oregon State (1/10/02), Borchardt scored 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds ... Borchardt opened the season with his first collegiate double-double with 17 points and eleven rebounds at New Mexico (11/20/01) ... Borchardt then added 15 points and eleven rebounds against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Borchardt added another double-double with 13 points, 20 rebounds and a school record six blocks against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Only ten players in school history have grabbed 20 or more rebounds in a game ... That list now includes Borchardt's 20 boards against Purdue (11/24/01) and 21 against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Recorded another double-digit rebound game with eleven against Texas (12/1/01) ... One of the nation's leading rebounders at 11.3 per game (#1 in the Pac-10) ... Since the 1952-53 season, only eight Stanford players have averaged in double figures in rebounds for a season ... Curtis Borchardt, at 11.3 rebounds per game, is trying to become the ninth player in school history to do so ... The last player to average in double-digit single season rebounding was Adam Keefe at 12.2 per game during the 1991-92 campaign ... Rich Kelley (1972-75) accomplished the feat three times including a school record 13.2 boards per game during the 1972-73 season ... Borchardt is shooting .581 from the floor, second-best on the Cardinal and third-best in the Pac-10 ... Stanford's second leading scorer at 17.0 ppg (#7 in the Pac-10) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Stanford Invitational.
#1 Josh Childress, 6-8, 190, Freshman, Forward/Guard, Lakewood, Ca
Childress can create his shot off the dribble and has deep range ... Childress' game is likened to former NBA all-star George Gervin ... Stanford's fourth leading scorer at 7.7 ppg ... Childress was only the second freshman to start his first collegiate game during head coach Mike Montgomery's 16-year tenure at Stanford ... The other freshman was Brevin Knight during the 1993-94 season ... Childress has scored in double figures in nine games, including a season-high 21 points against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Childress hit 9-of-14 shots against the Boilermarkers ... Scored 19 points along with nine rebounds at Oregon State (1/10/02) ... Childress can also rebound ... Averaging 4.9 rebounds per game, second-best on the Cardinal (#19 in the Pac-10) and the most by a freshman since Jason Collins averaged 6.1 boards per game during the 1999-00 season ... Has grabbed 68 rebounds in the last 13 games, an average of 5.2 ... Has grabbed five or more rebounds in 14 games ... Recorded his first collegiate double-double with 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at UCLA (1/24/02) ... Tallied nine boards against Southern Utah (11/20/01), California (1/6/02) and at Oregon State (1/10/02).
#22 Justin Davis, 6-8, 230, Sophomore, Forward, Berkeley, Ca
Stanford's power forward who has started 18 of Stanford's 27 games ... Missed the games against USC (2/21/02) and UCLA (2/23/02) with bruised ribs ... Since returning, has grabbed 12 rebounds in two games at Arizona (2/28/02, five rebounds) and Arizona State (3/2/02, seven rebounds) ... An athletic frontline player who is active at both ends of the court ... Davis notched his first collegiate double-double with 19 points (8-for-10 from the floor) and ten rebounds against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown ... Davis then followed with 12 points (5-for-6 from the floor) along with four rebounds against Michigan State (12/29/01) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Davis started the season hitting 7-of-10 shots in wins over New Mexico (11/17/01) and Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Collected ten points and eight rebounds in the season opener at New Mexico (11/17/01) ... Shooting .605 from the floor ... Averaging 4.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
#25 Tony Giovacchini, 6-2, 180, Senior, Guard, Salt Lake City, Ut
Stanford's starting point-guard ... A co-captain along with Casey Jacobsen ... Giovacchini's assist-to-turnover ratio is good at 66-to-39 ... In 20 of 27 games, had two turnovers or less ... Played a pivotal role in Stanford's 90-87 overtime victory over Oregon (2/7/02) ... Giovacchini hit a three-pointer with four seconds to play to tie the game at 78-78 and send the contest into overtime ... In overtime, hit four free throws in the final 17 seconds to help seal the 90-87 victory over the Ducks ... Scored a season-high 13 points (4-for-5 from the floor, 3-for-3 from three-point territory) in the season-opener at New Mexico (11/17/01) ... Giovacchini scored eleven points (3-for-4 from three-point territory) at USC (1/25/02) ... Tallied ten points (3-for-4 from three-point territory) and grabbed a season-high six rebounds against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational ... Dished out a career-high eight assists against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Tallied seven assists with no turnovers against Belmont (12/18/01) at the Stanford Invitational ... Giovacchini has piled up 202 career assists to rank 20th on the Stanford career charts ... Giovacchini needs 18 assists to match his uncle Paul Giovacchini (220 assists, 1976-79) in the Stanford record books at #15.
#11 Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 185, Freshman, Guard, Fresno, Ca
One of Stanford's two reserve point-guards ... The Stanford coaches like his toughness and determination ... Hernandez is a natural born leader ... Hernandez has appeared in 26 games with a season-high 23 minutes against Washington State (1/17/02) and Washington (2/14/02), 22 against Washington (1/19/02), 21 against Oregon (1/12/02) and USC (2/21/02) and 20 minutes against Oregon State (1/10/02) ... Has played double-digits in minutes in 15 games ... Hernandez collected a season-high 14 points (4-for-5 from three-point territory), four assists and two steals ... Tallied ten points, four rebounds and three assists against Belmont (12/18/01) ... Is still learning the Stanford system, but is looking more confident on the court adjusting from high school to the major college level.
#23 Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, 215, Junior, Guard, Glendora, Ca
An All-America candidate ... A candidate for the John Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year Awards ... Named to the NABC District-14 first team ... A co-captain along with Tony Giovacchini ... Stanford's leading scorer at 22.2 ppg (#1 in the Pac-10) ... Jacobsen is trying to become Stanford's first conference scoring champion since the 1983-84 season when Keith Jones averaged 20.0 ppg ... Since the 1927-28 season, only three Stanford players (Hank Luisetti in 1936, 1937, 1938, Ed Tucker in 1952, Russ Lawler (1954) have won the conference scoring title ... Jacobsen made Stanford history with his 49-point performance (14-for-22 from the floor, 6-for-10 from three-point territory, 15-for-17 from the free throw line) against Arizona State (1/31/02) ... Jacobsen's 49 points were second most in school history, only one point behind Hank Luisetti's 50 points on Jan. 1, 1938 against Duquesne in Cleveland ... Luisetti's record remains the oldest in Stanford men's basketball history ... Jacobsen's 49 points were sixth-best in league history, the most in Maples Pavilion history, and the most by a collegiate player in the nation this year ... Jacobsen became only the sixth player in school history to score 40 or more points in a game, and the most ever scored against Arizona State ... For his 73 points in games against Arizona State (49 points, 1/31/02) and Arizona (24 points, 2/2/02), Jacobsen was named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Jacobsen scored 41 points (14-for-25 from the floor, 3-for-6 from three-point territory, 10-for-14 from the free throw line) in Stanford's 90-87 overtime victory over Oregon (2/7/02) ... Only two players in school history have ever scored 40 or more points in game (Hank Luisetti and Casey Jacobsen) ... Jacobsen's career-best is 53 points scored during his junior season at Glendora High School against Murrieta Valley ... Jacobsen has expanded his game with his rebounding average (4.3 per game, grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Purdue) and is also the team's leading assist person with 98 (dished out a career-high eight assists in the season opener at New Mexico) ... Ninth in the Pac-10 in assists at 3.63 per game ... Jacobsen is trying to become the first non-point guard at Stanford lead the team in assists average since the 1974-75 season when forward Melvin Arterberry averaged 3.9 per game ... Sixth in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio (1.58) ... Jacobsen scored 32 points (4-for-4 from three-point territory) at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Tallied 31 points at Washington (2/14/02) ... Scored 28 points along with four assists and two steals against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown ... Jacobsen recorded his first collegiate double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Jacobsen scored a game-high 25 points against Belmont (12/18/01) ... Tallied 24 points and nine rebounds against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational to earn tournament MVP honors ... Scored 23 points along with four assists in 32 minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Has scored in double figures in all but three games this year ... Fourth in the Pac-10 in three-point field goals at 2.30 per game ... Has been a marked target by opposing defenses.
Most Points - All Games (Pac-10) 1. 61 points - Lew Alcindor, UCLA vs Washington State, February 25, 1967 1. 61 points - Eddie House, Arizona State vs California, January 8, 2000 3. 58 points - Gary Payton, Oregon State vs USC, February 22, 1990 4. 56 points - Lew Alcindor, UCLA vs USC, December 3, 1966 5. 50 points - Hank Luisetti, Stanford vs Duquesne, January 1, 1938 6. 49 points - Casey Jacobsen, Stanford vs Arizona State, January 31, 2002 6. 49 points - Bob Houbregs, Washington vs Idaho, January 10, 1953
Most Points - All Games (Stanford) 1. 50 points - Hank Luisetti, Stanford vs Duquesne, January 1, 1938 2. 49 points - Casey Jacobsen, Stanford vs Arizona State, January 31, 2002 3. 46 points - Hank Luisetti vs Oregon, 1937-38 4. 42 points - Tom Dose vs Washington State, 1963-64 5. 41 points - Casey Jacobsen vs Oregon, 2001-02 5. 41 points - Kimberly Belton vs USC, 1979-80 5. 41 points - Claude Terry vs Oregon State, 1970-71
#5 Teyo Johnson, 6-7, 240, Sophomore, Forward, Lynnwood, Wa
Has the talent to develop into one of the top two-sport athletes in Stanford history ... Rare for a student-athlete to play two sports in college, but Johnson has the talent to do it ... Johnson, the 2001 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year in football, played an integral part in the success of the nationally-ranked Stanford football team in 2001 ... Johnson was Stanford's second leading receiver during the 2001 regular season with 38 catches for 565 yards and seven touchdowns ... Johnson joined the basketball team on a full-time basis after playing his final game of the 2001 season at the Seattle Bowl (12/27/01) against Georgia Tech ... Johnson caught six passes for 45 yards, including one touchdown catch of four yards from quarterback Chris Lewis in the Seattle Bowl against the Yellow Jackets ... Johnson suited up and played seven minutes (four points, 2-for-3 from the floor) against Long Beach State (Dec. 15) ... Johnson practiced with the football team on Dec. 18, then suited up for Stanford's basketball game against Belmont (12/18/01) that night with seven minutes of action ... The following day, practiced with the football team, then suited up and played five minutes against Portland State (12/19/01) and grabbed three rebounds ... The last time a Stanford athlete played both football and basketball at Stanford was John Paye, who quarterbacked the Cardinal from 1983-86 (#3 all-time in school history in passing with 7,669 yards) and played point-guard on the basketball team (1983-86, 88 games, 33 as a starter) ... Johnson is one of five Pac-10 players who has made the transition from football to basketball ... The other Pac-10 players who have exchanged a helmet for a basketball are Mike Bush (wide receiver at Washington State), Charles Frederick (wide receiver at Washington), Gregg Guenther Jr (tight end at USC) and Peter Hansen (tight end at Arizona) ... Johnson scored a career-high 15 points against Oregon State (2/9/02) ... Johnson tallied 12 points and a career-high seven rebounds against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Johnson tallied eleven points (3-for-3 from the floor, 4-for-5 from the free throw line) and grabbed five rebounds against Washington (1/19/02) ... Johnson tallied eleven points, four rebounds and two steals vs UCLA (2/23/02) ... Johnson scored eleven points (5-for-6 from the floor) and added three rebounds at Washington State (2/16/02) ... Johnson scored nine points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Washington (2/14/02) ... Also chalked up nine points along with six rebounds and two blocks against USC (2/21/02) ... Scored nine points along with three rebounds, two assists and a block against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Johnson grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Started his first collegiate game against Arizona State (1/31/02) ... Johnson has started eight of the last ten games ... Averaging 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.
#00 Joe Kirchofer, 6-9, 245, Sophomore, Forward, Elk Grove, Ca
Returned to the Cardinal varsity after redshirting the 2000-01 season ... Kirchofer gives the Cardinal rebounding strength and good defense ... Has played in 24 games, and has hit 21-of-35 shots for 60 percent ... Kirchofer made his first collegiate start against Oregon State (2/9/02) ... Kirchofer played a career-high 24 points at USC (1/26/02) and responded with a career-high in points (10) and rebounds (9) ... Played a key role in Stanford's 90-87 overtime victory over Oregon (2/7/02) ... Scored nine points (4-for-6 from the floor) and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in 22 minutes of play against the Ducks ... Scored five points in four minutes of play against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Kirchofer grabbed five rebounds in nine minutes of play against Texas (12/1/01).
#42 Rob Little, 6-10, 265, Freshman, Center, Hampton, Va
Has made a nice transition from high school to major college basketball ... Little has played double-digits in minutes in 13 games ... Still making the transition to the college game, but the Cardinal coaches have been impressed with his hard work and aggressive play ... Little worked extensively on a strength and weight program during the summer of 2001 to prepare for this season ... Active at both ends of the court ... Little started his first collegiate game at USC (1/25/02) and with responded with five points and three rebounds in 13 minutes of play ... Little played a season-high 23 minutes against Texas (12/1/01) ... Scored eleven points (3-for-5 from the floor, 5-for-6 from the free throw line) and grabbed five rebounds against the Longhorns ... Little scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds against Belmont (12/18/01) ... Tallied seven points along with three rebounds against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Little is hitting .533 from the floor.
#3 Kyle Logan, 6-5, 202, Senior, Guard/Forward, Hagerstown, Md
A stress fracture in his left shin has sidelined the senior ... Logan had appeared in four games ... Logan scored a career-high six points (3-for-3 from the floor) in four minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Gives the Cardinal good defense.
#33 Matt Lottich, 6-4, 190, Sophomore, Guard, Winnetka, Il
A good-shooting three-point specialist who is also an active defender ... Lottich has played in 20 games, including a career-high 12 points (5-for-7 from the floor, 2-for-4 from three-point territory) against California (1/4/02) ... Scored six-points, and grabbed three-rebounds against Belmont (12/18/01) at the Stanford Invitational ... Lottich also enjoyed a six-point effort against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown, and another six points in 12 minutes of play against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Lottich scored five points (2-for-3 from the floor) along with two assists in five minutes of play against Oregon State (2/9/02) ... Tallied a five-point effort in eight minutes of play against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational ... Lottich added five points, three rebounds and two assists against Washington (1/19/02) ... Lottich gathered in five points in seven minutes of play at Arizona (3/2/02).
#21 Nick Robinson, 6-6, 200, Freshman, Forward, Liberty, Mo
One of Stanford's top reserves ... Makes smart decisions, runs the court and is an active defender ... Robinson played 18 minutes off the bench with eight points (8-for-8 from the free throw line) and five rebounds against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in six minutes of play against Washington (1/19/02) ... Has played double-digits in minutes in four games.