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Back on The Farm

Oregon State (11-9, 3-5) at
Stanford (11-11, 5-4)

Thursday, Feb. 1 • 8:00 p.m. PT
Maples Pavilion • Stanford, Calif.
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STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford hosts Oregon State Thursday at Maples Pavilion in the lone meeting between the two schools this season. Due to Pac-12 scheduling, the Cardinal will not make the trip to Corvallis this season. Thursday's game is Stanford's first in four contests against an opponent outside of the top-four in the conference standings. The Cardinal's last game at fourth-place UCLA concluded a three-game stretch that included Pac-12 leader Arizona and second-place USC.

At 5-4, Stanford is fifth in the Pac-12 standings at the midway point of the conference slate. The Cardinal has won at least five of its first nine conference games in five of the past seven seasons. Stanford opened the league slate with a 5-1 mark for just the second time in the last 14 seasons. In January, the Cardinal won five consecutive conference games for the first time in 10 seasons and posted its first conference road sweep in eight seasons. 

Thursday marks the 144th all-time meeting between Stanford and Oregon State. The Beavers lead the series, 73-70, but the Cardinal has won eight of the last 10 meetings. Stanford has won 21 of the last 23 games against Oregon State at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal swept its two games against the Beavers last season, with a 62-46 win in Corvallis and a 79-66 victory at home. The two schools will meet just once each this year and next year due to Pac-12 scheduling. Stanford will not travel to Corvallis this season.  
Six active Stanford players have played against Oregon State. Seniors Michael Humphrey and Dorian Pickens are averaging 10.6 ppg and 9.2 ppg, respectively, in five games against the Beavers. With Reid Travis missing the 2015-16 season and one of the two meetings with Oregon State last season, the fourth-year junior has faced the Beavers just twice in his Cardinal career.

Players vs. Oregon StateGamesMinutesPointsRebounds
Dorian Pickens51244615
Michael Humphrey51215335
Robert Cartwright352108 (assists)
Josh Sharma336149
Reid Travis2572612
Trevor Stanback1202

Reid Travis had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead four players in double figures and Stanford beat Oregon State 79-66 on Feb. 22, 2017. Marcus Allen also scored 17, Dorian Pickens added 15 and Robert Cartwright had 10 as the Cardinal beat the Beavers for the 21st time in the last 23 games between the two teams at Maples Pavilion. Stanford led by as many as 25 in the contest.

Despite a career-high 23 points from freshman Daejon Davis, Stanford could not overcome a hot-shooting UCLA team in an 89-73 defeat to the Bruins Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA shot 52.8 percent from the floor for the game, including 52.6 percent from beyond the arc. The Bruins connected on seven of 11 three pointers in the first half. The Cardinal fell behind early, before using a 9-0 run to take a 15-14 lead midway through the first half. The Bruins responded with a 14-0 run to surge ahead, 38-27. They took a 49-36 advantage into the half. UCLA has won 12 consecutive home games against Stanford.  

Since returning from injury nine games ago at the beginning of Pac-12 play, Dorian Pickens leads the team in three pointers (27) and is second on the team in scoring during conference games (15.6). He ranks 12th in the Pac-12 in scoring during conference action and is third in the league in three pointers per game (3.0). The senior matched his career-high with seven threes (7-for-10) in the win at Washington State. Pickens owns 157 career three pointers, which ranks 12th in school history. With 984 career points, the senior is about to become Stanford's 46th member of the 1,000-point club.

Junior Reid Travis, a preseason All-American and candidate for several national player of the year awards, is second in the Pac-12 in scoring at 19.4 ppg. The forward ranks in the top-five in the Pac-12 in eight categories overall. He matched his career-high with 29 points in wins over USC and San Francisco this season. The junior became the 45th member of Stanford's 1,000-point club earlier this year and enters the Oregon State game with 1,172 points and 620 rebounds in his 85-game career so far. He ranks eighth in the Pac-12 in rebounding (7.6 rpg).


CategoryConference RankNational RankTotal
Free Throws Attempted114163
Field Goals Attempted186295
Total Field Goals Made231154
Scoring Average35619.4
Total Points346427
Field Goal Percentage47952.2
Free Throws Made547108

Reid Travis, Dorian Pickens and Michael Humphrey were each voted captains this season. The three take on the role of the Peter Sauer Captainship, honoring the legacy of the late Peter Sauer, a team captain and leader of Stanford's 1998 Final Four team. The Cardinal's three captains account for 60.5 percent of Stanford's scoring average (45.4 out of 75.0 ppg) and 50.2 percent (19.3 out of 38.4 rpg) of the Cardinal's rebounding average.   

Reid Travis and Michael Humphrey have helped Stanford win the rebounding battle in 17 of 22 games this year, including 13 of the last 15 contests. The Cardinal is second in the conference in rebounding at 38.4 rpg. Last week, USC's Chimezie Metu (12 pts, 10 rebs.) became the first Cardinal opponent to record a double-double since Cal's Ivan Rabb on Feb. 17 of last season.  

Freshman Daejon Davis has started all 20 games he has played in. He averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 assists and 5.4 rebounds during Stanford's recent five-game winning streak. After averaging 7.0 ppg in his first five games, he is averaging 11.5 points in his last 15 contests.
Highlighting his play during conference action is the 50-foot heave to win the game at the buzzer against USC. The freshman registered career-highs in points (23) and assists (10) last time out against UCLA. He has totaled 45 points and 17 assists in the two games against the Bruins this season. 
Davis has posted two double-doubles this season with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win at Washington and the 23-point, 10-assist performance last time out against UCLA.

Stanford's starting post players, Reid Travis and Michael Humphrey, have combined to average 30.8 points and 15.5 rebounds per game. The duo is second in the conference among starting post players in both combined scoring and rebounding. Stanford and Arizona represent the only starting post duo to rank in the top-four in both categories. Travis is third in the Pac-12 in scoring at 19.4 ppg and is eighth in rebounding at 7.6 rpg. Humphrey is fourth in the conference in rebounding at 7.9 rpg.  

SchoolPlayersCombined ScoringCombined Rebounding
Oregon StateTinkle/Eubanks30.214.9
Washington StateFranks/Bernstine24.714.8
Arizona StateWhite/Mitchell18.313.9

One of the top recruiting classes in school history has played a big role in its first season on The Farm. Each of the Cardinal's four freshmen have started at least one game and three - Daejon Davis, Oscar da Silva and Isaac White - started together in six games. At least two freshmen have started in 20 of Stanford's 22 contests. At least one freshman has started in all 22 games.
All four average more than 21 minutes per game. Davis leads the Cardinal in assists (4.6 apg), White leads the Cardinal in three pointers (33) and da Silva leads the Cardinal in blocks (21). KZ Okpala, who made his collegiate debut 10 games ago, is averaging 9.0 ppg in 28.1 mpg.
In the win over Arizona State, Stanford's final 16 points were scored by freshmen. In the victory at Washington State, Stanford's four freshmen scored the first 23 points of the second half during the Cardinal's 21-3 run to erase its deficit en route to the road win. 
Prior to this season, Stanford last started three freshmen on January 27, 1983 (at Washington) with Keith Ramee, Andy Fischer and Earl Koberlein earned the starting nod in that contest.

Daejon Davis20-2029.810.44.6 (assists)
Oscar da Silva22-1126.06.05.4
KZ Okpala10-828.19.03.3
Isaac White21-921.87.41.7

Michael Humphrey, who was among the Pac-12 leaders in rebounding last season, ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in rebounding with an average of 8.0 rpg. The forward ranks third in the conference and 61st nationally in defensive rebounds per game (6.3 drpg). He posted a career-high 18 rebounds against Pacific on Nov. 12. The senior, who is averaging 11.4 ppg, has four double-doubles this year.

The Dec. 17 victory over San Francisco was head coach Jerod Haase's 100th career coaching victory. He is in his sixth season as a head coach and second with Stanford, following four successful seasons at UAB. The win was Haase's 20th at the helm of the Cardinal.  

Shoutout to Reid and Coach Haase for reaching major milestones today! #GoStanford

A post shared by Stanford Men's Basketball (@stanfordmbb) on Dec 17, 2017 at 5:49pm PST

The four members of Stanford's fourth-year class - Reid Travis, Dorian Pickens, Michael Humphrey and Robert Cartwright - accounted for 62.6 percent of the team's scoring and 55.4 percent of the team's rebounding last season. Pickens and Humphrey are true seniors, while Travis and Cartwright have each had their medical hardship waivers granted and are redshirt juniors with another year of eligibility remaining after this season. Cartwright missed the entire 2015-16 season with a compound fracture of his right forearm sustained in preseason practice on Nov. 2, 2015. Travis was forced to miss the final 22 games of the 2015-16 season with a right leg injury.
Head coach Jerod Haase announced the establishment of the Peter Sauer Captainship in September, naming Reid Travis, Dorian Pickens and Michael Humphrey captains. The three wear patches on their uniforms honoring the legacy of the late Peter Sauer, a team captain and leader of Stanford's 1998 Final Four team. Stanford will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the 1998 Final Four team Feb. 24, 2018, against Washington State.