Feb. 22, 2013
Stanford Cardinal (16-11, 7-7 Pac-12)
No. 23/23 Oregon Ducks (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12)
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 5 p.m.
Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena (12,369)
Series History: Stanford leads 90-47
Last Meeting: Stanford 76, No. 10/12 Oregon 52 (Jan. 30, 2013 at Stanford, CA)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Chris Fitzgerald, Analyst: Chris Wycoff)
TV: P12NET (PBP: Ted Robinson, Analyst: Ernie Kent)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (16-11, 7-7 Pac-12) is searching for its first conference road sweep in three years. Stanford in the way is No. 23/23 Oregon (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12), which is currently tied with Arizona for the Pac-12 lead. The Cardinal will enter the game with momentum, having routed the Ducks 76-52 at Maples Pavilion in the earlier meeting this year.
Saturday's game can be heard live on KNBR 1050 AM and Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com, featuring veteran play-by-play announcer John Platz, who is 12-5 since the 2005-06 campaign when flying solo. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Networks, as Ted Robinson (play-by-play) and Ernie Kent (analyst) call the action.
Scouting No. 23/23 Oregon
No. 23/23 Oregon (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12) entered the week in first place in the conference standings, riding a three-game winning streak ... However, Oregon dropped a 48-46 decision to California on Thursday night. The Ducks shotjust 27.6 percent overall and 2-15 (13.3 percent) from three-point territory ... Oregon boasts a high-octane offense that is averaging 71.9 points per game while connecting at 44.8 percent. The Ducks lead the Pac-12 in rebounding (38.3) per game ... Watch out for: E.J. Singler (11.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, team-leading 38 three-pointers, 80 assists), Damyean Dotson (11.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg), Arsalan Kazemi (8.9 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 54 steals).
Stanford All-Time vs. Oregon
Stanford holds a 90-47 all-time advantage. The Cardinal has won six of the last 10 meetings, including a 76-52 rout at Maples Pavilion back on Jan. 30. Oregon swept last year's series for the first time since 1985, winning 78-67 at home and 68-64 on the road.
Notable Career Totals Against Oregon
In five games, Dwight Powell is averaging 9.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 16-32 (50.0 percent). Also in five games, Aaron Bright is averaging 9.8 points and 4.8 assists against the Ducks. John Gage is averaging 6.5 points over four games while shooting 10-19 (52.6 percent) from the floor.
Looking Back: Stanford 76, No. 10/12 Oregon 52 (Jan. 30, 2013)
Chasson Randle scored 17 points, Josh Huestis had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Stanford stunned No. 10/12 Oregon 76-52 at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal earned its first victory over a top 10-team in almost five years. Dwight Powell added 12 points and 13 rebounds while Aaron Bright finished with 12 points as Stanford built a 25-point lead early in the second half. Stanford converted on 51.9 percent overall and was 8-14 from long distance. Conversely, Oregon shot 34.6 percent overall and made just 4-16 from the foul line. Carlos Emory scored 12 points while Arsalan Kazemi had six points and nine rebounds for Oregon, which was forced into 20 turnovers while dishing out only four assists.
On Verge Of Rare Conference Road Sweep
With a victory at No. 23/23 Oregon on Saturday, Stanford will complete its first sweep of a conference road trip since winning at the Oregon schools in 2010. During that particular road swing, Stanford began the trip by defeating Oregon 72-65 in its final visit to McArthur Court. Two days later, the Cardinal put away Oregon State 65-55 in Corvallis to complete the sweep. Road wins in conference play simply have been rare, as Stanford is now 12-31 in such games dating back to the 2008-09 campaign. The Cardinal is 3-4 away from home so far this year in Pac-12 competition, with victories at Utah, Arizona State and Oregon State.
Stanford Against The Top-25
Stanford is 4-12 all-time against top-25 teams under head coach Johnny Dawkins. The Cardinal is 1-3 against such teams this year, with the lone victory coming in the form of a 76-52 win over No. 10/12 Oregon at home. Stanford has suffered losses to No. 13/14 Missouri (78-70 on Nov. 22), No. 25/- NC State (88-79 on Dec. 18) and No. 7/7 Arizona (73-66 on Feb. 6). Stanford's most recent road win over a top-25 team came back on March 5, 2009, when the Cardinal knocked off No. 21/21 Arizona State 74-64 in Tempe.
* Opponent rankings listed Associated Press poll first, USA Today second.
Takeaways From The Oregon State Game
All five starters scored in double figures as Stanford pulled away from Oregon State 82-72 ... The last time five Stanford players reached double figures was Jan. 7, 2012, during the Cardinal's 103-101 quadruple-overtime victory at Oregon State ... At halftime, Oregon State held a 24-13 rebounding advantage. But Stanford finished the game with a 40-37 edge on the glass, including 10 offensive boards over the final 20 minutes ... Josh Huestis registered his eighth double-double, tallying 20 points and 11 rebounds. Huestis reached the 20-point plateau for the second time this year ... Dwight Powell notched his ninth double-double with 14 points and 11 boards in 25 foul-plagued minutes. Powell has now reached double figures in 14 straight games ... Aaron Bright, who celebrated his birthday Thursday, chipped in with 12 points but also tallied four rebounds and two steals. He dished out six assists and committed only one turnover ... John Gage entered the game having missed his last nine attempts from three-point territory ... Gage knocked down his first long distance try and was 2-4 for the game ... Andy Brown finished with 13 points, reaching double figures for the fourth time this year and first since matching his career high with 17 points against USC on Jan. 3 ... The Cardinal has now made at least one three-pointer in 382 consecutive games, dating back to an 0-6 performance against Purdue in the John Wooden Tradition on Nov. 24, 2001.