Siena 72

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Stanford 92

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 11, 2006

    Maples Pavilion, Stanford, California

    1 2 T
    SIE 35 3772
    STAN 42 5092

    Top Performers

    Siena: A. Franklin 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Stanford: A. Goods 30 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Stanford 92, Siena 72

    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 season-opener.

    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 on Tuesday.

    "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."

    Michael Haddix and Kenny Hasbrouck added 12 points apiece for the Saints, who are from Loudonville, N.Y., and play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 72 92
    FG Made-Attempted 28-60 (.467) 37-65 (.569)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 27

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