Dec. 18, 2011
Stanford Cardinal (9-1, 0-0 Pac-12)
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (3-8, 1-0 MEAC)
Date: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 7 p.m.
Site: Maples Pavilion (7,329) Stanford, CA
Series History: First Meeting
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Peter Trudelle, Analyst: Jack Wang)
Webcast: www.gostanford.com (PBP: Chris Fitzgerald)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (9-1, 0-0 Pac-12) looked sharp in its return to the court on Saturday night against San Diego, winning 75-55 to post another double-digit victory. The Cardinal continues its homestand on Monday, Dec. 19, against Bethune-Cookman (3-8, 1-0 MEAC) at 7 p.m. Stanford will play its final two non-conference games this week.
Monday'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). A premium webcast is offered on www.gostanford.com, with Chris Fitzgerald (play-by-play) calling the action.
As of Dec. 18, Stanford was receiving 39 votes in the latest edition of the Associated Press poll, good for 30th overall, and five votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.
Bethune-Cookman (3-8, 1-0 MEAC) is coming off a 77-52 loss at Saint Mary's on Saturday night. The Wildcats were led by 15 points from Anthony Breeze ... Winless on the road, the Wildcats will not play a home game until Jan. 14 against South Carolina State ... Bethune-Cookman wrapped up last year at 21-13 overall, claiming the MEAC regular season title and reaching the NIT for its first postseason berth as a Division I program ... Four of Bethune-Cookman's eight losses have come by five points or less ... The Wildcats have struggled offensively, averaging 58.9 points per game while making 39.6 percent overall, 29.9 percent from long range and 60.5 percent from the foul line ... Keep an eye on: Anthony Breeze (13.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg), Garrius Holloman (11.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 15 steals) and Adrien Coleman (8.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 46.8 percent from the field).
Stanford All-Time vs. Bethune-Cookman
Stanford and Bethune-Cookman will meet for the first time. The Cardinal is 4-0 against MEAC schools (1-0 vs. Florida A&M, Howard, North Carolina A&T and South Carolina State).