Nov. 11, 2012
Stanford Cardinal (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12)
Cal State Fullerton Titans (0-0, 0-0 Big West)
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 8:30 p.m.
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: Andrew Santana, Analyst: Lucas Prokopiak)
TV: P12NET (PBP: Ted Robinson, Analyst: Don MacLean)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) hosts Cal State Fullerton (0-0, 0-0 Big West) on Monday night in its home opener. The Cardinal opens a three-game homestand that will span seven days. The Cardinal is coming off a 74-62 victory over San Francisco in the season opener for both teams last Friday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
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). Coverage on KZSU 90.1 FM is anchored by Andrew Santana (play-by-play) and Lucas Prokopiak (analyst). The game will be televised on Pac-12 Networks, with Ted Robinson (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst) on the call.
Scouting Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton (21-10, 12-4 Big West) tied for second in conference play and qualified for the College Insider Tournament (CIT). The postseason berth was the school's sixth ... The Titans play six of their first seven games on the road, with a Nov. 23 matchup against San Diego Christian representing the only home game ... al State Fullerton has been picked to finish second in the Big West behind defending conference champion Long Beach State ... Cal State Fullerton returns only two regulars from last year, but they are extremely talented. Keep an eye on senior D.J. Seeley (17.3 ppg, 66 three-pointers) and senior Kwame Vaughn (15.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, league-best 3.7 assists per game) ... Andy Newman will serve as interim head coach in 2012-13 after spending the past five seasons and nine overall as the program's associate head coach under Bob Burton.
Stanford All-Time vs. Cal State Fullerton
Stanford and Cal State Fullerton will be squaring off for the first time on the hardwood.
Takeaways From The San Francisco Game
Dwight Powell scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 32 minutes. Josh Huestis added 11 points and a team-best nine rebounds while Aaron Bright chipped in with seven points and seven assists ... Stanford shot 47.3 percent while connecting on 7-15 from long distance and 15-23 from the foul line. San Francisco shot 39.0 percent and was 9-15 from the free throw line ... The Cardinal jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first half before the Dons stormed back to trail 32-31 at halftime. Midway through the second half, Stanford enjoyed its largest lead of the contest at 51-36 ... Stanford finished with 15 assists and six turnovers, while San Francisco totaled only six assists and 15 turnovers ... Aaron Bright misfired on his second free throw attempt of the game, snapping a string of 14 consecutive makes dating back to last year ... In 31 career games, Stefan Nastic has totaled nearly as many free throw attempts (43) as field goals (50) and rebounds (47) ... In its 98-year history, the Cardinal now sports an 80-18 record in season openers ... Stanford has now made at least one three-pointer in 356 consecutive games, dating back to a 0-6 performance against Purdue in the John Wooden Tradition on Nov. 24, 2001.
A Closer Look At Powell's Career Night
Dwight Powell enjoyed a breakthrough performance in Friday's opener. He scored a career-high 27 points (9-14 FG, 2-3 3FG, 7-9 FT), showcasing his offensive and defensive skills in a terrific all-around effort that also included seven rebounds. A matchup nightmare for the Dons all night long, Powell converted two of the three-point play attempts he encountered. Powell's 27 points were the most by a Stanford player in a season opener since Anthony Goods poured in 30 against Siena back on Nov. 11, 2006.
Brown, Harris Contribute Off The Bench
Their performances may not immediately stick out, but Stanford received solid efforts from Andy Brown and Gabriel Harris off the bench. Brown, who played in just nine games last year after recovering from three ACL tears, produced several key hustle plays and finished with eight points (3-3 FG, 2-4 FT) in 10 minutes. Harris, who appeared in only 12 games last year due to a knee injury, added four points and three boards in 16 minutes.
Perimeter Points Come From Unexpected Duo
Stanford finished 7-15 from three-point territory against San Francisco, with post players Josh Huestis (3-3) and Dwight Powell (2-3) leading the way. The Cardinal needed every bit of that production, with long-range bombers Aaron Bright, Anthony Brown and Chasson Randle shooting a combined 1-7. Last year from distance, Powell was 1-17 and Huestis 12-43.