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.
The Skinny: The Cardinal’s tie for third place in the Pac-12 with 11 wins marked their highest showing and victory total in a decade. Now, Haase has a young roster featuring 11 of 15 players who are freshmen or sophomores — but with a nationally ranked recruiting class the freshmen could make an immediate impact. Stanford loses Travis’ averages of 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds.
Expectations: Las Vegas oddsmakers have Stanford’s chances of winning it all in the NCAA Tournament at 600-1.