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Men’s basketball preview: Schedule overview

The Stanford men’s basketball team had a brutal schedule last year and didn’t fare too well against some of college basketball’s top programs. The good news? The Cardinal should be better this season, thanks to a highly-touted freshman class and the return of four starters from last year’s team. The bad news? Their schedule this year may be even tougher than last year’s, including a visit to the Farm from the defending national champions. Other nonconference matchups against highly-ranked opponents also loom large for a Cardinal team that has big expectations, but also many obstacles standing in their way of going dancing in March.

Men’s basketball preview: Frontcourt

Last year, Stanford leaned heavily on the frontcourt for offensive production, and though the offense will look different this year, the forwards and centers will still be a critical part of Stanford’s game plan on both ends of the court. The Cardinal return preseason All-Pac-12 First Team selection Reid Travis and a host of other veteran contributors, while also introducing a talented group of newcomers.

Travis, Humphrey named to preseason watch lists

As the college basketball season approaches, two Stanford men’s basketball players were named to preseason watchlists by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Senior forward Reid Travis was honored with being named one of the 20 players on the watchlist for the Karl Malone award, given to the best power forward in college basketball, while senior forward Michael Humphrey was chosen for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar watch list, which honors the nation’s top center each year.