Location: Palo Alto, CA
Synchronized swimming championships: 6
Record: 11-2 (1-2 Pac-10)
Coach: Johnny Dawkins, 1st year
Last meeting: Stanford 75, WSU 68 (Pac-10 tournament semifinals)
The favorite: Washington State by 2.5 (Seriously)
Player we should be worried about: Anthony Goods. Goods averages 17.3 points per game, and is part of a new, more perimeter-oriented Stanford team. So long, Lopez twins (thank God). Stanford is now an outside shooting team led by Goods and Lawrence Hill. Question is, can the Cougs match up with Goods well enough to limit his points?
Player we should not be worried about: Matei Daian. 0 points per game? That's what I average! Go back to Romania.
Key to the game: Stanford ranks 16th nationally in 3-point percentage defense. The Cougars, as you may have noticed, haven't exactly been lighting it up from there recently. Either the Cougs need to find ways to get open threes, or pound it inside to Baynes who should have a much easier time, compared to last year.