Stanford vs. California: Full Game Preview
|Stanford||D Powell 15.3||J Huestis 9.4||A Bright 3.4|
|California||A Crabbe 18.4||D Kravish 7.0||J Cobbs 4.7|
California welcomes Stanford to Haas Pavilion on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 11 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Golden Bears fell to the Cardinal 69-59 on Jan. 19 and are 6-4 against them over the last four years.
California is currently in third place in the conference and Stanford is in ninth. California has won its last seven games.
In a 62-46 win over Colorado on Mar. 2, Tyrone Wallace put up 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Bears. In addition to his 7.5 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.6 rebounds per game. In an 84-66 blowout of Utah on Mar. 3, Chasson Randle put up 22 points and six assists for the Cardinal. He is averaging 14.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.2 steals per game. Stanford ranks second in their conference in turnover percentage at 17.3, which also places them 33rd in the country.
- California has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (65.9 percent to 56.1 percent).
- Allen Crabbe is ranked 33rd nationally in points and 5th in the Pac-12 in three-pointers.
- David Kravish is ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in rebounds and 5th in the Pac-12 in blocks.
- California has an average margin of victory of 11 over Stanford in 28 wins since 1980.
- Richard Solomon is ranked 9th in the Pac-12 in blocks.
- California is ranked higher than Stanford in the Pac-12 (No. 3 vs. No. 9).
- California has a better record in close games than Stanford this season (6-3 vs. 2-5).
- California has a better conference record than Stanford this season (12-5 vs. 8-9).
- The California scoring leader (Allen Crabbe, 535 points) has more points than the Stanford scoring leader (Dwight Powell, 458 points).
- Even computers respect California more. California has a better RPI this season than Stanford (RPI: No. 41 vs. No. 70).
- California has a better record on the road than Stanford this season (6-5 vs. 4-6).