Stanford Cardinal (6-2, 0-0 Pac-12)
UC Davis Aggies (3-7, 0-0 Big West)
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 • 5 p.m.
Stanford, Calif. • Maples Pavilion (7,233)
Series History: Stanford leads 16-1
Last Meeting: Stanford 75, UC Davis 52 (Dec. 15, 2012 at Stanford, Calif.)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: Scott Reiss, Analyst: John Platz)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Shawn Tuteja, Analysts: Kyle Palmer, Vihan Lakshman)
TV: P12NET (PBP: Rich Waltz, Analyst: Jarron Collins)
The Opening Tip
Back on the court for the first time in 13 days, Stanford (6-2, 0-0 Pac-12) hosts UC Davis (3-7, 0-0 Big West) on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m. The Cardinal, which routed South Dakota State 92-60 in its most recent contest, has four non-conference games remaining before welcoming California to Maples Pavilion for the Pac-12 opener on Jan. 2.
The game can be heard on KNBR 1050 AM, featuring the tandem of Scott Reiss (play-by-play) and John Platz (analyst). The contest will be televised on Pac-12 Networks, with Rich Waltz (play-by-play) and Jarron Collins (analyst) on the call. KZSU 90.1 FM also provides coverage with Shawn Tuteja, Kyle Palmer and Vihan Lakshman.
Scouting UC Davis
UC Davis (3-7) has lost five in a row, falling 87-81 to Nevada in overtime on Dec. 7 ... The Aggies, who are winless in four road games, open Big West play on Jan. 9 against Cal State Northridge ... UC Davis is averaging 70.7 points while shooting 46.0 percent overall. But opponents are averaging 78.0 points, shooting 46.1 percent overall and own a +6.2 rebounding edge ... Keep an eye on: Corey Hawkins (17.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 74.0 percent FT), Josh Ritchart (17.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 63.2 percent FG, 56.3 percent 3FG), Darius Graham (7.4 ppg, 44 assists) ... UC Davis finished 14-17 last year, advancing to the Big West Tournament quarterfinals.
Stanford All-Time Against UC Davis
Stanford has dominated the all-time series with a 16-1 advantage. The Cardinal cruised past the Aggies 75-52 at Maples Pavilion last December for its fourth straight win in the series. UC Davis came away with its only win (64-58) in the series on Dec. 4, 2005, one of only two games to be played in Davis.
Takeaways From The South Dakota State Game
Chasson Randle’s 21 points led four players in double figures as Stanford overwhelmed South Dakota State 92-60 in a regional game to conclude the Progressive Legends Classic ... Stanford shot 59.6 percent overall, 7-14 from long distance and 17-22 from the foul line while dishing out 15 assists. The Cardinal shot 66.7 percent (24-36) in the first half ... Stanford built a 58-24 halftime lead, its most points in any half since ambushing Harvard 63-28 over the first 20 minutes on the way to a 111-56 rout back on Nov. 8, 2007 ... Stanford limited South Dakota State to just 33.8 percent shooting overall and a 6-25 mark from three-point range. The Jackrabbits were also forced into 15 turnovers ... Anthony Brown added 19 points and Josh Huestis pitched in with 13, as both finished two rebounds shy of notching a double-double. Stefan Nastic chipped in with 10 points ... Head coach Johnny Dawkins picked up his 100th career win. Dawkins joined Mike Montgomery (393), Howard Dallmar (256), Everett Dean (167) and John Bunn (108) as the only coaches in school history with 100 victories on The Farm ... The Cardinal has now made at least one three-pointer in 396 consecutive games, dating back to an 0-6 outing against Purdue in the John Wooden Tradition on Nov. 24, 2001.
Starting Five Has Been Impressive
Head coach Johnny Dawkins has employed a starting lineup of Chasson Randle, Anthony Brown, Josh Huestis, Dwight Powell and Stefan Nastic in every game. It’s easy to see why, as Stanford boasts an experienced starting five that is capable of reaching double digits every time out. All four starters with the exception of Nastic (7.8 ppg) are averaging double-figure scoring. That being said, the Cardinal must find a way to jump-start its bench.