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“Opponent analysis: Green, Fields grow at Stanford”

There’s no better dynamic duo in the Pacific 10 Conference than Stanford’s Jeremy Green and Landry Fields.

Averaging nearly 40 of Stanford’s 72 points per game, Fields and Green have made the Cardinal into an overachieving young group, one originally picked to finish last in the Pac-10 preseason media poll.

“”As a team, we have to do the very best job we can in guarding both, because I think they’re a terrific 1-2 punch,”” UA head coach Sean Miller said of Fields and Green.

Fields was named Pac-10 Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 32 points against Oregon.

“”He’s one of the most versatile players in the country,”” said Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins.

Added Miller: “”I really like the way he plays a physical game. He really gets to the foul line a lot, which says a lot how he attacks the basket. He’s both skilled and very physical. The fact that he does both is what makes him a special player.””

While many anticipated Washington’s Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas to lead the conference, it’s been Fields and Green — who combined to average only 17 points per game last season — in a five-way tie for second place.

The Huskies are in eighth.

“”It does take time to get guys comfortable with their roles and put them in the right position to be successful,”” Dawkins said.

— Bryan Roy

Players to watch

Landry Fields

Senior forward

21.8 points 8.7 rebounds

Jeremy Green

Sophomore guard

17.5 points 3.6 rebounds

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