Thompson - Stanford blog

Stevie Thompson and the Beavers host Stanford on Thursday night.

Godofredo Vasquez, Mid-Valley Media

Here's a look at Stanford, which comes to Gill Coliseum on Thursday night for a Pac-12 game. 

The Cardinal is 10-8 overall and 2-4 in conference after getting home wins against Washington State (84-54) and Washington (76-69) last week.

Stanford junior forward Reid Travis, averaging 16.6 points and 8.9 rebounds, was considered "day to day" by Cardinal coach Jerod Haase earlier this week.

Travis injured his right shoulder in the first half against Washington last Saturday. Travis had missed both games the previous week with a similar injury.

Travis entered this week seventh in the Pac-12 in scoring, sixth in rebounding, first in offensive rebounds (3.3) and seventh in field goal percentage (57.4). He's scored in double figures in all but two games he's played, one being Washington, in which he played just 12 minutes.

Stanford also gets contributions from junior wing Dorian Pickens (13.4 points, 3.9 rebounds) and junior forward Michael Humphrey (8.9 points, 5.7 rebounds). In Travis' absence, Humphrey had 27 points and 14 rebounds against UCLA.

Sophomore point guard Robert Cartwright, who missed all of last season with a forearm injury, has scored in double figures the past three games, a first this season. He's started five of the last seven games after coming off the bench the first 11 contests.

The Cardinal scores 69.9 points and allows 69.6. It entered the week 11th in the Pac-12 in scoring and 3-point percentage defense (36.4); and 12th in field goal percentage (43.5), 3-point percentage (31.5) and 3-pointers made per game (4.5).

Stanford returned four starters and 11 players overall from a team that went 15-15 last season and was ninth in the Pac-12 at 8-10. Travis started the first eight games but missed the last 22 due to injury.

Haase is in his first year as head coach.

He was the head coach at Alabama-Birmingham the previous four seasons. The Blazers reached the NCAA tournament in 2015 and won the Conference USA regular-season title in 2016. Haase has also been an assistant coach at North Carolina.


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