Feb. 5, 2002
Welcome to ESPN.com's moderated chat room. On Wednesday, Stanford men's basketball player Curtis Borchardt, hits chat on Wednesday, February 6 at 4:15 p.m. PT to talk about the 20th-ranked Cardinal's upcoming series with conference opponents Oregon and Oregon State.
Borchardt, a 7-0 junior, is known as a shot blocker, and one of the best in school history. In 55 games, he has collected 110 blocks which puts him third on the all-time blocks list at Stanford. This season he already has 49 blocks in 18 games, #1 in the Pac-10 and second all-time for a single season on The Farm. The center from Redmond, Washington, has at least one block in 17 of 18 games played and recorded a school record six blocks in two games (Purdue & Michigan State) this year. Borchardt has collected double-doubles (points-rebounds) in eight of Stanford's 18 games and scored a career-high 29 points along with nine rebounds and two blocks at Oregon (1/12/02). Last weekend, he scored 25 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds against Arizona (2/2/02). The 21 rebounds against the Wildcats was fifth-best in school history.
Borchardt is of the nation's leading rebounders at 10.8 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.
The Cardinal (13-6, 6-5 Pac-10) will take on Oregon (17-5, 9-2 Pac-10), who currently hold the top spot in the league standings, on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. PT in Maples Pavilion. Stanford will face Oregon State on Saturday, February 9 at 7 p.m. as well.
Borchardt won't hit chat until Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. PT. Feel free to drop him some questions now and we'll save them for his arrival.
For more on Stanford Men's Basketball, visit gostanford.com!