|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.
- 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.