Feb. 21, 2012
Stanford Cardinal (18-9, 8-7 Pac-12)
Colorado Buffaloes (18-8, 10-4 Pac-12)
Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 7:30 p.m. PT
Site: Coors Events Center (11,064) Boulder, CO
Series History: Stanford leads 8-3
Last Meeting: Stanford 84, Colorado 64 (Jan. 14, 2012)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
TV: FSN (PBP: Steve Physioc, Analyst: Marques Johnson, Sideline: Rebecca Haarlow)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (18-9, 8-7 Pac-12) embarks on its first-ever conference road trip to Colorado and Utah this weekend, with an opportunity to sweep the season series against both programs. First up for the Cardinal is a Thursday night matchup against Colorado (18-8, 10-4 Pac-12), with both schools trying to build momentum heading into next month's Pac-12 Tournament.
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). FSN has the national telecast, with Steve Physioc (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline) calling the action.
Colorado (18-8, 10-4 Pac-12) enters the week as the conference's third-place team. The Buffaloes collected a pair of road victories on their recent three-game road swing ... After losing at Arizona on Feb. 9, Colorado bounced back to beat Arizona State and Utah ... Colorado was picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12 preseason media poll ... Visiting teams have struggled at the Coors Events Center, as Colorado is 13-1 at home this year and remains the only Pac-12 team to be undefeated at home (7-0) ... The Buffaloes sport a +5.5 rebounding margin that now leads the Pac-12. Colorado is allowing only 61.8 points per game and holding opponents to 39.6 percent shooting ... Check out: Carlon Brown (12.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 44.0 percent shooting), Austin Dufault (11.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 51.2 percent shooting) and Andre Roberson (11.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 49 blocks).
Stanford All-Time vs. Colorado
Stanford holds the all-time edge at 8-3. The Cardinal has won four in a row in the series, including an 84-64 home victory back on Jan. 14 in arguably its most complete game of the year. With Chasson Randle's 18 points leading four players in double figures, Stanford shot 52.9 percent and owned a 35-27 rebounding advantage. Colorado's last win in the series came on Dec. 23, 1990, with the Buffs booking an 89-79 decision in Boulder.