Dec. 27, 2012
Stanford Cardinal (8-4, 0-0 Pac-12)
Lafayette Leopards (5-9, 0-0 Patriot League)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Stanford, CA Maples Pavilion (7,233)
Series History: Stanford leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Stanford 80, Lafayette 54 (Dec. 3, 1982 at Stanford, CA)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Peter Trudelle, Analyst: John Forsyth)
TV: P12NET (PBP: Allen Hopkins, Analyst: Brevin Knight)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (8-4) wraps up non-conference play on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., hosting Lafayette (5-9) at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal has been idle since a 70-68 victory one week ago at Northwestern. Saturday's game is a doubleheader, with the top-ranked women's team squaring off against No. 2 Connecticut at 1 p.m.
Saturday's game can be heard live on KNBR 1050 AM and Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com, featuring the insightful duo of John Platz (play-by-play) and Drew Shiller (analyst). KZSU 90.1 FM also provides coverage. The game is televised on Pac-12 Networks with Allen Hopkins (play-by-play) and Brevin Knight (analyst).
After a 1-6 start, Lafayette (5-9, 0-0 Patriot League) has won four of its last seven games ... The Leopards dropped a 75-50 decision at Minnesota last weekend, coming on the heels of back-to-back wins over Sacred Heart and Arcadia ... Winless in seven road games, Lafayette is averaging 67.5 points and 29.4 rebounds while shooting 44.6 percent overall and 76.0 percent from the foul line ... But the Leopards have struggled defensively, allowing 75.5 points and 35.9 rebounds per game while allowing opponents to shoot 48.5 percent overall ... Keep an eye on: Dan Trist (14.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 56.8 percent FG), Seth Hinrichs (14.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 77.8 percent 3FG) and Tony Johnson (10.9 ppg, 57.4 percent FG, 67 assists) ... Lafayette finished 13-18 last year and was fifth in conference play at 7-7 ... Stanford defeated Lafayette 80-54 in the only previous meeting back on Dec. 3, 1982, on the opening day of the Stanford Invitational.
Stanford is now 50-16 against non-conference opponents under head coach Johnny Dawkins.
Home Sweet Home
Stanford is 73-20 dating back to the start of the 2007-08 campaign that ended in an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. The Cardinal won a school-record 17 home games last year.