BYU Faces Stanford Tuesday

BYU forward Garner Meads grabbed nine rebounds against North Carolina Monday. BYU faces Stanford Tuesday in the second round of the Maui Invitational. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

MAUI -- BYU faces Stanford (listed No. 26) Tuesday at 11 a.m. HT (2 p.m. MST) in the second round of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. The game is not being televised but the radio broadcast can be heard on KSL Newsradio 1160 a.m. or online at KSL.com.

Stanford is 1-1 on the season. The last time the two teams met was at the Las Vegas Showdown in December of 2001 when the Cougars upset the No. 13-ranked Cardinal. BYU owns a 4-1 record vs. Stanford and has won the last three meetings in the series, but the two teams have met only once since 1970.

The Cougars are coming off an 86-50 loss to No. 3 North Carolina in Monday's opening round while the Cardinal were upset by Tennessee Monday, 69-57. Tuesday's other games will match No. 15 Texas against Iowa in the winners bracket with host Chaminade playing No. 13 Louisville in the losing side of the bracket.

BYU GAME #2 FAST FACTS

BYU COUGARS (0-1) vs. STANFORD CARDINAL (1-1)

TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2004

LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER

MAUI, HAWAII

4 p.m. HT (7 p.m. MST)

Coaches:

BYU, Steve Cleveland (129-88 in eighth year; same overall)

Stanford, Trent (1-1 in first season; 80-75 overall in sixth season)

Series: BYU leads 4-1; Last meeting in 2001 (BYU 81, Stanford 76 in Las Vegas)

TV: None

Radio: KSL 1160, BYU Radio Network; Greg Wrubell calls play-by-play with Mark Durrant adding commentary

Web: Live audio is available at byucougars.com/basketball_m/ (select 2004-05 schedule)

LOOKING AT STANFORD

No. 25-ranked (coaches poll) Stanford, like North Carolina, opened the season at the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland, Calif. The Cardinal defeated San Fransisco 93-83 prior to Monday's upset loss to Tennessee (69-57). Stanford returns three starters and a total of 10 lettermen from last year's 30-2 team that won the Pac-10 title with a 17-1 record. First-year coach Trent Johnson does have some holes to fill as the team's top three scorers -- Josh Childress, Matt Lottich, and Justin Davis -- are gone. Johnson, who coached Nevada to the Sweet 16 last year and has an 80-75 record in his seventh season, will look to preseason first-team All-Pac-10 pick Chris Hernandez to fill the void. Stanford is picked to finish third in the Pac-10 behind Arizona and Washington. Hernandez scored 10 points against Tennessee Monday along with forward Matt Haryasz while forward Dan Grunfeld led the Cardinal with 19 points and eight rebounds.

BYU vs. Stanford

Overall Series Record: BYU leads 4-1

BYU Record in Provo: 2-0

BYU Record at Stanford: 1-1

BYU Record at Neutral Sites: 1-0

BYU Record under Steve Cleveland: 1-0

Longest BYU Win Streak: 3 (1970-present)

Longest Stanford Win Streak: 1

Largest BYU Margin of Victory: 21, 85-64 in 1970

Largest Stanford Margin of Victory: 16, 94-78 in 1969

Most Points Scored by BYU: 95 in 1969

Most Points Scored by Stanford: 94 in 1969

Date Opponent Score W/L

1-3-69 at Stanford 95-89 W

1-4-69 at Stanford 78-94 L

12-4-70 Stanford 70-62 W

12-5-70 Stanford 85-64 W

12-22-01 Stanford* 81-76 W

*Las Vegas Showdown