Nov. 29, 2011
Stanford Cardinal (6-1, 0-0 Pac-12)
Seattle Redhawks (2-2, Independent)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 7:10 p.m.
Site: Key Arena Seattle, WA
Series History: Stanford leads 3-0
Last Meeting: Stanford 77, Seattle 66 (Mar. 1, 2011 at Stanford, CA)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
TV: ROOT Sports (PBP: Brad Adams, Analyst: Francis Williams)
The Opening Tip
Stanford's busy week continues Thursday night in Seattle, with the Cardinal (6-1, 0-0 Pac-12) set to square off against Seattle University (2-2, Independent) in a 7:10 p.m. tip. Stanford is navigating through a stretch that features three non-conference games to be played over seven days. The first of those three contests, a 79-37 rout of Pacific on Monday night, is already in the books. Stanford also hosts NC State on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Thursday'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 ROOT Sports, with Brad Adams (play-by-play) and Francis Williams (analyst) handling the broadcast chores.
Stanford is receiving three votes in the latest edition of the Associated Press poll and one vote in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.
One of only four independents in Division I, Seattle (2-2) is coming off a 77-54 victory over Evergreen State on Monday night. In addition to holding a 59-36 edge in rebounds, Seattle was led by Clarence Trent's 15 points to pace four players in double figures ... The Redhawks picked up their first win of the year last week against Montana State 85-73, after suffering losses to Portland State and San Francisco in the first two games ... Seattle is averaging 72.5 points and 41.0 rebounds per game. The Redhawks have made 43.4 percent from the field and even more impressively, 76.9 percent at the foul line ... Seattle finished 11-20 overall last year, going 6-6 at Key Arena and 5-14 away from home ... Be sure to watch: Aaron Broussard (17.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 52.1 percent FG, 14-16 free throws), Clarence Trent (14.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg) and Eric Wallace (11.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 46.3 percent FG).
Stanford All-Time vs. Seattle
Stanford holds a 3-0 edge in the all-time series, including a 77-66 victory at Maples Pavilion last March as Anthony Brown notched a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Cardinal posted an 83-46 win on Dec. 19, 1984, and a 105-54 triumph on Dec. 13, 1985.
Takeaways From The Pacific Game
After being held scoreless in the first half of three straight games, Chasson Randle scored 11 of his team-high 14 points during the first 20 minutes on Monday night ... Pacific did not attempt a free throw in the contest ... The 37 points allowed by Stanford were the fewest since a 59-35 home rout of Oregon State back on Jan. 21, 2010 ... Stanford's 42-point victory margin represented its largest victory since a 92-49 ambush of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 21, 2010 ... Pacific totaled just 14 points in the second half, the lowest output for a Stanford foe since UC Riverside scored 14 points in the first half of a 55-48 Stanford win on Dec. 12, 2010 ... Stanford held a 43-25 rebounding edge, led by Josh Owens' seven boards. The Cardinal shot 50.9 percent from the field and limited the Tigers to 29.6 percent shooting ... Stanford has now made at least one three-pointer in 325 consecutive games, dating back to a 0-6 performance against Purdue in the John Wooden Tradition on Nov. 24, 2001 ... The Cardinal racked up 13 steals and forced the Tigers into 21 turnovers.