Andrew Zimmerman came off the bench to score 14 points, matching his career high, in helping the Stanford men's basketball team to a season-opening 64-48 victory over visiting San Diego Monday night in a nonconference affair.
The Toreros beat Stanford, 77-64, last year. This time around the Cardinal never trailed.
Gabriel Harris added a career-high 12 points as the Cardinal went on an 18-0 run in the first half to take control of the contest.
Anthony Brown and Jack Trotter shared rebounding honors, each with six.
Stanford hosts Virginia on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in another nonconference game.
Stanford also got a lift from the return of 6-foot-8 forward Josh Owens, who finished with eight points and four rebounds.
Expected to be a key component for coach Johnny Dawkins' young squad, Owens missed all of last season with an undisclosed medical condition.
The Cardinal was three of 16 from 3-point range but more than made up for that with a significant edge on the boards. Stanford outmuscled the Toreros inside with a 40-27 edge in rebounding.
Stanford has nine freshmen on its roster, five of whom scored against San Diego.