Stanford

Last season: 14-17.

Nickname: Cardinal.

Coach: Jerod Haase, second season.

Conference: Pac-12.

Who's gone: G Marcus Allen.

Who's back: F Reid Travis, G Dorian Pickens, F Michael Humphrey, G Robert Cartwright.

Who's new: G Isaac White, freshman from Australia.

The Skinny: Stanford's experienced roster — a preseason pick to place fifth in the Pac-12 — will be tested right away in coach Jerod Haase's second season, when defending champion North Carolina visits Maples Pavilion on Nov. 20 and then the Cardinal will face Kansas on Dec. 21 at the Sacramento Kings' Golden 1 Center. ... The Cardinal are picked to place fifth in the Pac-12, returning four starters and five of the team's top six scorers. Reid Travis led the way with 17.4 points per game and Dorian Pickens, 12.6.

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