Last season: 19-16.
Coach: Jerod Haase, third season.
Who's gone: F Reid Travis transferred to Kentucky as a graduate transfer, Dorian Pickens.
Who's back: G Daejon Davis (10.7 ppg) and F KZ Okpala (10.0 ppg) are experienced members from the sophomore class while 7-foot center Josh Sharma is the lone senior on the roster but has never started a game. He blocked 27 shots last season.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford had a rough nonconference experience, losing to the likes of Eastern Washington and Portland State. Arizona State was a perfect 12-0 at the same time, with wins over Xavier and Kansas.
The Pac-12 season turned things around for both schools, right through the frantic finish of the teams' regular-season finale.
Travis scores career-high 33 in Stanford’s 94-78 win over UW
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis had a feeling it was his night. With a game against Washington earlier this season, he had extra film to watch and evaluate.
Travis scored 23 of his career-high 33 points in the first half as Stanford jumped to an early lead on the way to a 94-78 victory over the Huskies on Thursday night.
"Their bigs kind of like to stay back by the basket," Travis said. "I knew if I got big and could operate, I'd have a good game if I could finish. That was my mindset."
Stanford holds off late surge to beat California 77-73
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — It took a little bit of luck and a pair of big free throws from Dorian Pickens in the final seconds to keep Stanford from getting swept by California this season.
More critically, the Cardinal kept their hopes alive for a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament, a break that would be huge for coach Jerod Haase's team.
Buffs win third straight as Colorado downs Stanford 64-56
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Siewert scored a career-high 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch and the Colorado Buffaloes beat the Stanford Cardinal 64-56 Sunday for their third win in a row.
George King had 11 points and McKinley Wright 10 for Colorado (15-10, 7-6 Pac-12), which beat Stanford (13-13, 7-6) for a ninth straight time.
Stanford routs Oregon 96-61 shooting 62.5% from the field
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Dorian Pickens thought only of being aggressive and let the chips fall. He was nearly perfect.
Pickens scored 25 points, making five 3-pointers, and Stanford handed Oregon its worst loss of the Dana Altman era, beating the Ducks 96-61 Saturday.
KZ Okpala added 20 points for the Cardinal (13-11, 7-4 Pac-12), who won their second straight and seventh in 10 games. Reid Travis added 17 points.
Travis scores 24 to lead Stanford past the Beavers, 80-71
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis contributed most of his offense in the first half. He did enough in the second half to keep Stanford in control.
Travis scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half and grabbed six of his nine rebounds in the second, helping Stanford beat Oregon State 80-71 on Thursday night.
"In the first half we were flying around, getting stops," Travis said. "In the second half we were watching the score too much and waiting for the game to end."
Travis, Da Silva lead Stanford past No. 16 Arizona St. 86-77
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach Jarod Haase went to Plan C late in the game — and that involved Oscar Da Silva guarding the perimeter.
The freshman forward gave his coach something extra.
Da Silva scored eight of his 14 points in the final four minutes and Stanford held on to beat No. 16 Arizona State 86-77 on Wednesday night.
"When we started to struggle, we went zone for the first time, maybe at 5:30," Haase said. "They immediately hit two 3s and I thought we'd move to Plan C."
Pickens scores 28, leads Stanford past Washington St. 79-70
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Dorian Pickens had a career-high 28 points, including a key 3-pointer with 76 seconds left, to help Stanford beat Washington State 79-70 on Thursday night.
Pickens, who came in 10 of 35 from 3-point range this season, made 7-of-10 3-pointers. Freshman Kezie Okpala added a career-best 21 points and Daejon Davis scored 15 on 6-of-7 shooting for Stanford (9-8, 3-1 Pac-12).
Pickens scores career-high 26; Stanford beats UCLA in 2OT
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Dorian Pickens scored a career-high 26 points, including a 3-pointer in the final two minutes of the second overtime, to help Stanford surprise UCLA 107-99 in Pac-12 Conference action Thursday night.
Daejon Davis added a season-best 22 points for the Cardinal (7-8, 1-1), who have beaten the Bruins three of the past four meetings at home.
"We haven't won in a while," Davis said. "Now I'm looking forward to more moments like this."
Dorian Pickens was back, but that couldn’t stop Stanford from blowing a 17-point lead in eight minutes against California for its latest hard-to-explain loss of the season.
Arizona struggled early and USC has not lived up to its hype, but Stanford has been the most disappointing team in the Pac-12 this season. The Cardinal brought back four starters, including its top three scorers from last year, but sit 6-8 after collapsing at home against the Bears.
Travis scores 26 to lead Stanford past Cal Poly 78-62
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis scored a game-high 26 points and had 12 rebounds and Stanford won its eighth straight season opener, beating Cal Poly 78-62 on Friday night.
Freshman Isaac White added 17 points for the Cardinal, who extended their winning streak against Cal Poly to six games. Dorian Pickens and Robert Cartwright each had 10 points and Michael Humphrey added nine boards.
Stanford returns the fifth-most experienced team in college basketball, but the veterans have been impressed by the newcomers.
“The amount of guys we have who played significant minutes does help us, but the twist of that is that we bring in some talented freshmen,” redshirt junior forward Reid Travis said. “So we have leadership and experience, and mix it with those guys and it should be good.”
Stanford Preview Capsule
Last season: 14-17.
Coach: Jerod Haase, second season.
Who's gone: G Marcus Allen.
Who's back: F Reid Travis, G Dorian Pickens, F Michael Humphrey, G Robert Cartwright.
Stanford looks to build contender in Haase’s second season
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Jerod Haase spent last season establishing his culture at Stanford.
That included introducing the words the program would live by: invested, tough, and selfless.
Now, at last, he has an experienced roster back and some continuity to the program as he begins coaching his second year on The Farm.