It was only Virginia, it was only Virginia, it was only Virginia...
It's hard not to be excited about Johnny Dawkins' young squad after last night's 81-60 win against the Cavaliers at Maples Pavilion. Junior Jeremy Green, who was limited to two points on 1-for-7 shooting in Monday's win over San Diego, found his stroke Thursday and led five Stanford players in double-figures with 21 points. Green received plenty of offensive help from the freshmen he referred to as "a bunch of little kids running around" during a taped segment for FSN:
- Aaron Bright attempted four shots, all of them 3-pointers, and made every one. Bright, who added four assists, gave Stanford a 37-34 halftime lead with a buzzer-beating shot from the top of the key.
- Anthony Brown scored 13 points off the bench, including back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 15-3 spurt that stretched Stanford's lead to 62-48 midway through the second half.
- Dwight Powell was 5-for-5 from the field and had a thunderous baseline dunk in the second half.
Andrew Zimmermann had 12 points and five rebounds for Stanford, which shot 13-for-23 from 3-point range and only 6-for-14 from the free throw line. Check out a collection of links and television photography documenting Green's swagger after the jump.
Landry Fields spoke to the Cardinal before last night's game. Mark Madsen, Chris Hernandez, and Justin Davis were also in attendance. | Chronicle
Aaron Bright was more comfortable than in his debut. | Stanford Daily
Stanford used a flurry of 3-pointers -- or a "tres punte barrage," as FSN color man Marques Johnson referred to it -- to bury the Cavaliers. | Mercury News
"After we made a mistake, they made us pay," Tony Bennett said of Virginia's 18 turnovers. | Washington Post
Head coach Johnny Dawkins and Jeremy Green address the media during the postgame press conference. | GoStanford.com
Green teaches Maples Pavilion how to Dougie and flashes the Hook 'em Horns sign after the game. Green is from Austin.