Stanford, picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 in the preseason coaches poll, opened the regular season in style, taking down the University of San Francisco 74-62. The game was played at Oracle Arena, home of the NBA’s Oakland Warriors, and provided a glimpse of the court several Stanford players might have a chance to play on later in their careers.
BRIEFS: Men’s basketball opens season at Oracle Arena; ‘Goose’ Anderson named to Academic All-District Team
The last game the Stanford men’s basketball team played that counted was during NIT Finals in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Seven months after winning that tournament, the Cardinal will open its 2012-13 campaign with another matchup in an NBA venue when it meets San Francisco tonight at Oracle Arena in Oakland.