Stanford Cardinal (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12)
BYU Cougars (1-0, 0-0 WCC)
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 • 8 p.m.
Stanford, CA • Maples Pavilion (7,233)
Series History: BYU leads 4-2
Last Meeting: Stanford 62, BYU 53 (Nov. 23, 2004 at Maui, HI)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: Scott Reiss, Analyst: John Platz)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Shawn Tuteja, Analysts: Kyle Palmer, Vihan Lakshman)
TV: ESPN2 (PBP: Dave Pasch, Analyst: Seth Greenberg)
The Opening Tip
Fresh off a 72-68 victory over Bucknell in Friday’s season opener, Stanford (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) hosts BYU (1-0, 0-0 WCC) on Monday in an 8 p.m. tip. It’s the second contest of a three-game homestand, with Northwestern (Nov. 14) visiting The Farm later this week.
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 ESPN2, with Dave Pasch (play-by-play) and Seth Greenberg (analyst) on the call. KZSU 90.1 FM also has coverage.
ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon
Monday’s game represents the start of ESPN’s sixth annual 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, which celebrates the start of the season with 18 live games (16 men, 2 women) spanning into Tuesday. ESPN2 will televise nine straight games tipping off every two hours beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, while ESPNU hosts a men’s doubleheader also at 7 p.m. ESPN’s schedule of six consecutive games will begin at 1 p.m. on Nov. 12 and culminate with a 30-minute live presentation of College GameDay Covered by State Farm and the Champions Classic doubleheader starting at 7 p.m. from Chicago. ESPN2 will continue Marathon action with a prime time doubleheader at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
BYU handled Weber State 81-72 on Friday in its season opener at home, boosted by 28 points (9-21 FG, 9-12 FT) and 13 rebounds from Tyler Haws. Matt Carlino chipped in with 22 points (10-22 FG), six rebounds and six assists … The Cougars are coming off a 24-12 campaign that ended in the semifinals of the Postseason NIT, falling to eventual champion Baylor at Madison Square Garden … A postseason fixture with 38 total appearances (27 NCAA, 11 NIT), BYU returns preseason All-American Tyler Haws, who led the WCC in scoring and was seventh in the nation at 21.7 points per game last season … Kyle Collinsworth returns from a two-year mission in Russia. He started 27 games on BYU’s 2010-11 team that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen … Four hours earlier on ESPN2 as part of ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, the Stanford women’s basketball team plays at Connecticut.
Stanford All-Time Against BYU
Stanford is 2-4 all-time against BYU. The Cardinal picked up a 62-53 victory in the most recent meeting, which took place Nov. 23, 2004, at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. BYU will be playing its first game at Maples Pavilion since Jan. 4, 1969, one night after the Cougars defeated the Cardinal 95-89 in the first game ever played at the facility.
Takeaways From The Bucknell Game
Dwight Powell registered a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds while Chasson Randle scored a game-high 18 points as Stanford put away Bucknell 72-68 … The Cardinal shot 48.1 percent overall and held a 38-32 rebounding edge. Stanford cashed in at the foul line, making 15-21 compared to Bucknell’s 8-9 clip … Dwight Powell became the first Cardinal player to notch a double-double in the season opener since Lawrence Hill (22 points, 11 rebounds) against Yale in the 2008 lid-lifter … The game featured 11 lead changes and two ties. Stanford took a 35-34 lead into the break but Bucknell managed to stay within striking distance the entire game … After missing his first 13 three-point attempts to start last year, Aaron Bright nailed his first try of the 2013-14 campaign. He finished with seven points off the bench … Josh Huestis contributed four blocks, moving into sole possession of fifth place on the career blocks list with 125 … All five starters played at least 28 minutes, as head coach Johnny Dawkins used only three players off the bench … In its 99-year history, the Cardinal sports an 81-18 record in season openers … It was the first ever meeting between Stanford and Bucknell.
Brown’s Return Provides Immediate Boost
Returning to action after missing all but four games last year due to a hip injury, Anthony Brown was a factor on Friday against Bucknell. Brown pitched in with 14 points on 5-10 shooting to go along with five boards in 35 minutes. His second three-pointer of the game put Stanford ahead 70-66 with 2:37 remaining and provided some breathing room. A 2011 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team selection, Brown provides Stanford with added length and athleticism while also serving as a terrific perimeter defender.
Nastic Effective In Starting Role
Making only his seventh career start, Stefan Nastic matched his career high with 11 points on 4-5 shooting in 28 minutes. He grabbed six rebounds, helping Stanford take advantage of its size in the post. Nastic, who excels at drawing contact and getting to the foul line, was also 3-4 from the charity stripe. He misfired on his final free throw attempt, snapping a streak of 16 consecutive makes dating back to last December.