Maggie Hobson
Men's Basketball

Friday Night Lights

 Stanford (2-1) vs. Wofford (2-1) | Friday • 7 p.m. PT
Maples Pavilion • Stanford, Calif.
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Stanford looks to rebound from its first setback of the season, when the Cardinal hosts Wofford Friday at Maples Pavilion. Stanford is playing at home for the first time in 10 days after splitting its two-game road trip in the state of North Carolina with a 72-59 win at UNC Wilmington and a 90-72 defeat at No. 7 North Carolina.
Friday's contest will be televised by Pac-12 Networks with Greg Heister and Steve Lavin on the call. The Stanford Cardinal Sports Network will have a live audio broadcast with Stanford alums Scott Reiss and John Platz bringing you all the action from Maples Pavilion. The broadcast is available on GoStanford.com/watch or via the TuneIn app on mobile devices.
Sophomore KZ Okpala was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week prior to Monday's game. He averaged 26.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in wins over Seattle and UNCW. Okpala scored a career-best 29 points and collected 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in Stanford's 96-74 win against Seattle. In the 72-59 road win over UNC Wilmington, the forward scored 23 points and added three rebounds. Okpala also recorded three steals as Stanford matched its highest steal total in a game in the last 22 years with 15 swipes against the Seahawks. He nearly recorded his second double-double of the season with 16 points and nine rebounds at North Carolina on Monday.

Stanford and Wofford have met once previously, nearly four years ago to the day of Friday's matchup with the Terriers. The Cardinal defeated Wofford, 74-59 in the season opener of the 2014-15 season on Nov. 14, 2014, as Stefan Nastic scored a career-high 26 points.
Stanford has played six games against current teams from the Southern Conference. The Cardinal owns a 5-1 record, including 2-0 marks against Furman and UNC Greensboro and a win vs. Wofford. Stanford fell to Mercer in 1984 for its only loss against a team from the conference.
Stanford will play more than half of its 13-game nonconference schedule away from Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal will hit the road for seven games inside and outside the United States. In Stanford's first nine games, Stanford will travel a total of 16,339 miles, with stops in Wilmington, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Lawrence, Kansas and Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Stanford's 16,339-mile season-opening journey.

Nov. 8Stanford, Calif.Wilmington, N.C.UNCW2,957
Nov. 10Wilmington, N.C.Chapel Hill, N.C.North Carolina156
Nov. 12Chapel Hill, N.C.Stanford, Calif.Return home2,821
Nov. 17Stanford, Calif.Paradise Island, BahamasBattle 4 Atlantis3,297
Nov. 24Paradise Island, BahamasStanford, Calif.Return home3,297
Nov. 30Stanford, Calif.Lawrence, Kan.Kansas1,855
Dec. 2Kansas City, Mo.Stanford, Calif.Return home1,956

Wofford enters Friday 2-1 on the season, coming off a 94-35 victory over Carver College on Tuesday. Senior Fletcher Magee leads the Terriers in scoring with an average of 19.3 ppg. Senior Cameron Jackson is nearly averaging a double-double for Wofford, with 11.3 ppg and 9.7 rpg.
In last Tuesday's season-opening win over Seattle, Stanford posted a school-record 73.3 three-point field goal percentage. The Cardinal connected on 11-of-15 attempts, led by Cormac Ryan's 5-of-6 FG percentage from beyond the arc against the Redhawks. The old mark was 72.7 percent (8-of-11) against Oregon State on Dec. 17, 1988.
In the win at UNCW last Friday, Stanford recorded 15 steals, matching its best total in a game in the last 22 years. The only other time Stanford had 15 steals in a game during that span was against Oregon State on Jan. 5, 2006.
Among the 15 players on the 2018-19 Stanford roster, 11 are in either their first or second year playing. Only senior Josh Sharma and juniors Marcus Sheffield, Trevor Stanback and Rodney Herenton entered 2018-19 with at least two seasons under their belt. Through three games, first and second-year players have accounted for 80 percent (79.2) of the Cardinal's scoring (190 of 240 points). The underclassmen have also accounted for 82.7 percent of Stanford's rebounding total (91 of 110 rebounds).
Sophomore KZ Okpala is averaging a team-best 22.7 ppg in 35.3 mpg through three games this season. He averaged 10.0 ppg in 33.0 mpg in his first three games last season.
Freshman Cormac Ryan's 16-point performance in his collegiate debut last Tuesday in the win over Seattle was the third most by a true freshman in his debut in the 104-year history of the program. Ryan also connected on five three pointers in the contest, similar to now-sophomore Isaac White's collegiate debut last season (17 points on five three pointers).
Top scoring totals by a freshman in their collegiate debut in school history.
Name   Points Date      Opponent
Mark Pitchford            28        Nov. 25, 1977 Cal Poly
Isaac White     17        Nov. 10, 2017 Cal Poly
Cormac Ryan   16        Nov. 6, 2018    Seattle
Todd Lichti      15        Nov. 26, 1985 George Washington
Chasson Randle           15        Nov. 11, 2011 Central Arkansas
In Stanford's first three games, four true freshmen have made their first collegiate appearances. Cormac Ryan led the way with 16 points in 33 minutes in the season opener against Seattle. Jaiden Delaire had eight points in 25 minutes against the Redhawks. Lukas Kisunas had two points in five minutes. Bryce Wills made his collegiate debut last Friday at UNCW, with three points in 14 minutes. The Cardinal's class of newcomers was ranked as high as No. 20 nationally, giving the program back-to-back top-20 recruiting classes. Stanford's 2017 class of Daejon Davis, KZ Okpala, Oscar da Silva and Isaac White was ranked No. 8 nationally. 
Redshirt junior Marcus Sheffield has returned to the lineup, after missing the entire 2017-18 season. He injured his leg in practice a couple days before the regular-season opener last year. Sheffield, who poured in a career-best 35 points against Arizona State on Dec. 30, 2016, averaged 6.7 ppg during his true sophomore campaign in 2016-17. Sheffield is averaging 8.3 ppg in 19.3 mpg off the bench in the first three games of 2018-19.
Sophomore Daejon Davis, who broke Brevin Knight's school freshman assist record with 160 last season, has started all 35 career games he has played in. After averaging 10.7 ppg last season, the point guard has averaged 12.5 ppg this year, with five steals in three games.
After playing five minutes in the first two games (did not see action at UNCW), freshman Lukas Kisunas played 12 minutes in the second half at No. 7 North Carolina on Monday. The forward scored two points, collected four rebounds and a block in extended action Monday against the Tar Heels. 

Stanford's Anne & Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball Jerod Haase announced the signing of nationally-ranked point guard Tyrell Terry to a National Letter of Intent.
The 6-1, 160-pound guard out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a consensus four-star prospect and one of the top point guard's in the Class of 2019.
A star for DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, Terry is ranked No. 61 in the 2019 class by 247Sports, No. 81 by Rivals and No. 90 by ESPN. The point guard is No. 76 in the 247Sports composite rankings. He is the third-ranked prospect in the state of Minnesota by all three outlets. Terry is rated as the fifth-best point guard in the class by 247Sports, while Rivals ranks him No. 11 at his position and ESPN has him at No. 12 in their positional rankings. 
Terry averaged 17 points and seven assists per game for DeLaSalle during his junior season. He led the Islanders to a 21-4 record in 2017-18. DeLaSalle placed third in the Minnesota Class 3A state tournament, where Terry was named to the 10-man all-tournament team. Terry helped guide the Islanders to state titles as a freshman and sophomore. 
Terry also competed with the USA Select Team at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany and was a standout for D1 Minnesota on the AAU circuit this past summer.