STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- The menacing inside presence of Robin
Lopez gave Anthony Goods his share of open looks from the perimeter
as Stanford's talented young tandem had quite a day in the team's
Goods scored a career-high 30 points and the 7-foot Lopez made
an impressive college debut with 14 points and 15 rebounds and tied
a school record with six blocks to lead the Cardinal past Siena
92-72 Saturday in the first game for both schools.
Goods, a sophomore who started one game last season and had 12
points in his top performance, shot 11-for-16 and also had five
rebounds and four assists.
"After I hit the first couple, I really didn't know (it would
go)," Goods said. "I just kept shooting it. I tried to get it up
when I was open and they started falling."
Lopez, whose twin brother and teammate Brook is sidelined
recovering from September back surgery, looked nothing like a
freshman adjusting to the next level -- and the Cardinal fans were
quick to give him a warm ovation.
He had two blocks in the first 3½ minutes and was aggressive
under the basket fighting for rebounds. The heralded twins from
Fresno have big shoes to follow: Stanford's last set of twins,
Jarron and Jason Collins, are playing in the NBA.
Lopez was determined to play a smart game after struggling with
foul trouble in Stanford's exhibition win against British Columbia
"I kind of came into the game with a different mentality,"
Lopez said. "I was looking to be physical but still play smart,
which I don't think I did in the first game. ... I came into the
game knowing I had to change that."
Fred Washington added 14 points and seven assists and Lawrence
Hill 14 points for Stanford, picked to finish seventh in the
Pac-10. The Cardinal missed an NCAA berth last season to end a
school-record stretch of 11 consecutive trips, and instead settled
for an NIT bid in coach Trent Johnson's second season.
Alex Franklin scored 18 points for Siena, playing for the first
time in raucous Maples Pavilion. The Saints still consider their
upset win over Stanford in the 1989 NCAA tournament their biggest
sports moment in school history.
Goods scored seven straight points -- hitting consecutive
3-pointers -- and Washington and Lopez each scored six during a 21-4
spurt by Stanford early in the second half that broke open the game
and gave the Cardinal a 63-41 lead.
"It's amazing what you look like when the ball's going down,"
Johnson said. "The guys did a good job keeping their composure. We
made some adjustments at the start of the second half."
In only 11 minutes of action in the first half, Lopez had eight
points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help Stanford shoot 52.9
percent on the way to a 42-35 lead at the break.
Lopez scored four points as Stanford jumped to a 15-4 lead and
had another nice move for a basket that didn't count because he
traveled on the play. Stanford missed his big body late in the
first half when he went to the bench with two fouls.
"Obviously, the guy's a lottery pick," Siena coach Fran
McCaffery said. "We knew he'd be good. He runs the floor, has a
nice touch, rebounds, knows how to block."
The Cardinal, who are 9-2 in their last 11 opening games at
home, are short-handed in the post with center Peter Prowitt out
with a broken bone in his right leg. Stanford lost key players
Chris Hernandez, Matt Haryasz and Dan Grunfeld to graduation.
"It's not like we're bringing in bums," Washington said.
"We've got good players."
Former Stanford coach Mike Montgomery, fired by the Golden State
Warriors in August, made an appearance at the game.
The schools played two times previously, with Stanford winning
the last matchup during the 1991-92 season. Siena has played five
times against the Pac-10.