Stanford vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview

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Stanford vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview
Stanford
(11-7, 1-4 away)
Colorado
(12-6, 8-1 home)
Venue: Coors Events Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Stanford D Powell 14.9 J Huestis 9.2 C Randle 2.8
Colorado S Dinwiddie 14.6 A Roberson 11.5 S Dinwiddie 2.6

Stanford travels to Coors Events Center on Thursday to take on Colorado. Tip-off occurs at 10:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPNU. The Cardinal are 3-0 against the Buffaloes over the last four years. The last time they met (2/23/2012) they won 74-50.

Stanford is in 7th place in the conference and needs to hold off 9th place Colorado.

In a 69-59 win over California on January 19th, Dwight Powell put up 17 points and 9 rebounds for the Cardinal. He leads the team with 14.9 points per game. For the Buffaloes, Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 16 points in the 58-49 win over Washington State on January 19th. He leads the team in points with 14.6 per game and assists with 2.6 per game. Colorado will hope to exploit their strength in free throw rate in this matchup. Their mark of 45.0 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 13th in the country.

Colorado StatSmack

  • We just win. Stanford has more wins over the last 5 years than Colorado (112 vs 94).
  • It must sting. Stanford has blown out Colorado by 20 points or more on 5 occasions since 2007.
  • The Stanford basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Colorado (80% vs 43%).
  • Dwight Powell is ranked 9th in the Pac 12 in rebounds.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Stanford has had more players drafted by the NBA than Colorado (4 vs 2).
  • Stanford has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Colorado according to Kiplinger (79.3% vs 41%).
  • At least you keep showing up. Stanford has an average margin of victory of 19 over Colorado in 5 wins since 1990.
  • Stanford takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Colorado (5 vs 2).
  • Chasson Randle is ranked 8th in the Pac 12 in assists and 8th in the Pac 12 in steals.
  • You get an A for effort, but Stanford has emerged victorious against Colorado the last 5 times they've played.
STAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dwight Powell 29 15 8 2 1 1 2
B Josh Huestis 32 9 9 1 1 2 2
B- Chasson Randle 29 14 3 3 2 0 2
C Andy Brown 23 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Aaron Bright 27 8 1 3 0 0 2
C- Rosco Allen 13 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ John Gage 12 5 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Robbie Lemons 13 4 1 1 0 0 0
D+ C. Sanders 13 3 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Anthony Brown 20 6 3 1 1 0 2
D Gabriel Harris 11 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Stefan Nastic 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Grant Verhoeven 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Wade Morgan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
CU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Andre Roberson 33 11 12 2 2 1 2
B+ Josh Scott 29 13 6 1 0 1 1
B+ S. Dinwiddie 32 15 4 3 1 1 2
B Askia Booker 33 14 4 2 1 0 2
C Xavier Johnson 21 7 4 0 0 0 2
C Sabatino Chen 24 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Jeremy Adams 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Eli Stalzer 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Xavier Talton 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Ben Mills 5 1 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Beau Gamble 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ S. Harris-Tunks 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
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