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January 14, 2010 at 1:02 AM

Scouting report: Stanford

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Scouting report: Stanford
Game info: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Edmundson Pavilion.
TV/Radio: FSN NW/KJR-950 AM
STANFORD
Record:
8-7, 2-1. RPI rank: 133.
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Coach: Johnny Dawkins has a 28-21 record in his second year with the Cardinal.
Last season: 20-14 overall, 6-12 Pac-10 (9th)
Last NCAA tournament appearance: 2008
Prediction: Picked to finish 10th in the Pac-10 in a media poll.
Series: Stanford leads 69-61 in a series that began Feb. 1, 1916 with a UW win. The Huskies have won four of the last six meetings and three in a row. They swept last year’s regular-season series (84-83 in Seattle, 75-68 in Stanford) and beat the Cardinal 85-73 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
— Senior G/F Landry Fields (above) is second in the Pac-10 in scoring (22.1 points per game), rebounding (8.9) and steals (2.2). He’s scored at leat 20 points in all but three games and has led Stanford in scoring seven times. Fields had five double-doubles last season and two came against UW. In seven career games the Huskies, he’s averaging 9.2 points and 6.4.
— Sophomore G Jeremy Green tallied 30 points in his last game, a 70-59 win over UCLA. He’s averaging 17.6 points this season. Green also leads the Pac-10 with a 23.3 scoring average in conference games. As a freshman, he averaged 10.0 points against UW in three games. Eight of his 10 field goals were three-pointers.
OVERVIEW:
— Stanford has yet to win a road game this year with a 0-4 record away from Maples Pavilion.
— Fields and Green have led the Cardinal in scoring in every game. They join Quincy Pondexter (19.5 ppg. – 3rd) and Isaiah Thomas (18.3 ppg. – 5th) as the oly set of teammates in the Pac-10 ranked among the top 6 in scoring.
— Four sophomores are starters.
— G Jarrett Mann leads the Pac-10 with 5.5 assists per game.
— Senior G Drew Shiller is a three-point specialist. He’s third in the conference shooting 47.4 percent on 57 treys.
— Two of its five signees hail from Washington: Bellevue PG Aaron Bright and Vashon’s John Gage.
STARTING LINEUP:
F – Jack Trotter, 6-9, 220, So., 6.1, 4.0
F – Andrew Zimmerman, 6-9, 215, So., 6.7, 3.9.
G/F – Fields, 6-7, 215, Sr., 22.1 ppg. 8.9 rpg.
G – Mann, 6-3, 185, So., 7.1, 3.1,
G – Green, 6-4, 190, So., 17.6, 3.7
KEY MATCHUP:
— Pondexter and Fields have been going at it for the past four years and in many ways they’re identical. They’re both ranked among the top three in the Pac-10 in scoring, top four in rebounding and top six in steals. UW might be tempted to assign defensive ace Justin Holiday to Fields, but Holiday will likely be paired against Green, which leaves Pondexter to stop Stanford’s top player.

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