Stanford vs. Oregon: Full Game Preview
|Stanford||D Powell 15.4||J Huestis 9.6||A Bright 3.3|
|Oregon||E Singler 11.6||A Kazemi 9.8||D Artis 3.8|
Stanford takes on No. 23 Oregon on Saturday. It starts at 8 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Cardinal beat the Ducks 76-52 on Jan. 30 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.
Stanford is in eigth place in the conference, Oregon is in first place.
The 20 points and 11 rebounds by Josh Huestis helped the Cardinal to an 82-72 victory over Oregon State on Feb. 21. He leads the team with 9.6 rebounds per game and 2 blocks per game. For the Ducks, Arsalan Kazemi finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds in the 48-46 loss to California on Feb. 21. With 9.8 rebounds per game and 2.3 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. From a tempo-free perspective, Oregon is strong in the following categories: defensive rebounding percentage at 72.7 percent and offensive rebounding percentage at 37.1 percent.
- Stanford is better under pressure, and has defeated Oregon in six out of the last eight games decided by five points or fewer.
- Josh Huestis is ranked 17th nationally in rebounds and 40th nationally in blocks.
- Stanford has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (8 percent vs. 80 percent).
- The Stanford scoring leader (Dwight Powell, 415 points) has more points than the Oregon scoring leader (E.J. Singler, 313 points).
- Stanford has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (64.8 percent to 53.7 percent).
- Stanford has more wins over the last 5 years than Oregon (119 vs. 108).
- Over the past 5 years, Stanford has had more players drafted by the NBA than Oregon (three vs. two).
- Stanford has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Oregon (five vs. three).
- Stanford has an average margin of victory of 12 over Oregon in 46 wins since 1980.
- Diaper Dandies love Stanford. Stanford has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Oregon (6 vs. 4).
- The Stanford blocks leader (Josh Huestis, 55 blocks) has more blocks than the Oregon blocks leader (Tony Woods, 27 blocks).