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Men's Basketball

Friday Night Lights

SETTING THE SCENE
Stanford remains at home for the second straight outing, taking on in-state foe Cal Poly on Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.

THE OPENING TIP
• Stanford went 16-16 last season, which featured Stanford’s first win over an AP top-five opponent since 2007 and its first road ranked win since 2014. The Cardinal is 1-2 to open the campaign, including an 88-78 win over Pacific in the home opener.
• Through three games, Michael Jones leads the team with 13.3 points per game, while four players are averaging double-figure scoring: Spencer Jones (11.5), Brandon Angel (11.0) and Maxime Raynaud (10.7).
• Spencer Jones is one of six players nationally (through games Nov. 15) to average at least 11 points and 3.5 blocks per game, and one of two to also average at least one steal per game.
• Ingram, who was Stanford’s first Pac-12 Freshman of the Year since Casey Jacobsen in 2000, withdrew his name from the 2022 NBA Draft to return to The Farm for his sophomore campaign.
• The Cardinal returns eight of its top nine rotation players from a year ago, while also bringing in the program’s first transfer in 12 years and the first graduate transfer in program history in Michael Jones (Davidson). Jones had a debut to remember in the season opener, with his 31 points the most by a Stanford player in his team debut on record. The 31 points were a career-high.

LAST TIME OUT
Spencer Jones scored 15 points, but No. 17 San Diego State beat Stanford for the first time in the series history, 74-62, on Tuesday night. The loss was the first at home for Stanford in non-conference play since Dec. 29, 2019, when it hosted then No. 5 Kansas. The 15 points were a season high for Jones, who also pitched in six rebounds and three blocks. Harrison Ingram had 11 points and James Keefe had nine. The Cardinal won the battle on the glass, 32-27, and held San Diego State without a second chance point in the contest.

Stanford falls to 1-1 at home, having won the opener at Maples against Pacific. Stanford has won 13 consecutive season openers, and is 7-0 under Jerod Haase.

 

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