Cardinal men win basketball opener, 77-64

Zimmerman, Harris score career highs in points to lead Stanford

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.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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