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January 11, 2007 at 6:26 PM

At Stanford

About an hour before tipoff, and the most interesting sight was watching the Lopez twins of the Cardinal and UW’s Quincy Pondexter spend a little time at halfcourt talking.
All three grew up in Fresno and played at San Joaquin Memorial High School. At one point, one of the twins gave a playful nudge to Pondexter as they chatted. They obviously have a lot of affection for each other, but they all promise to be all business on the court tonight.
Just in case you didn’t see it, I detailed the relationship of the twins and Pondexter in this story today, as well as the fact that the game also marks a reunion of UW’s Spencer Hawes and Jon Brockman with Stanford guard Mitch Johnson — all three played on the same AAU team, Friends of Hoop, during their high school years.
“He’s one of the funnest teammates I’ve ever had,” Brockman said this week. “I have so much respect for him as a person and a player.”
Johnson, interestingly, isn’t likely to start tonight. With each of the Lopez twins now in the lineup, Stanford is going with just one guard — Anthony Goods — with Johnson coming off the bench. Goods has emerged as a better shooter than Johnson.
Figure outside shooting to be a huge key tonight as both teams are solid inside and likely to collapse on each other inside. The team that can hit the outside shots figures to have a big edge.

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