Stanford Cardinal (11-5, 2-2 Pac-12)
Washington Huskies (11-7, 3-2 Pac-12)
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 • 8 p.m.
Stanford, Calif. • Maples Pavilion (7,233)
Series History: Stanford leads 70-68
Last Meeting: Washington 65, Stanford 60 (Jan. 12, 2013 at Stanford, Calif.)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: Scott Reiss, Analyst: John Platz)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Shawn Tuteja, Analyst: Michael Peterson)
TV: ESPNU (PBP: Beth Mowins, Analyst: Jon Crispin)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (11-5, 2-2 Pac-12) has an opportunity to complete a homestand sweep with a victory over Washington (11-7, 3-2 Pac-12) when the teams hook up on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal is coming off an 80-48 rout of Washington State on Wednesday, dominating the Cougars on the both sides of the ball.
The game can be heard on KNBR 1050 AM, featuring the insightful duo of Scott Reiss (play-by-play) and John Platz (analyst). The contest will be televised on ESPNU, with Beth Mowins (play-by-play) and Jon Crispin (analyst) on the call. KZSU 90.1 FM also provides coverage with Shawn Tuteja (play-by-play) and Michael Peterson (analyst).
Washington (11-7, 3-2 Pac-12) suffered an 82-56 loss at California on Wednesday night ... The Huskies finished non-conference play at 8-5. The challenging slate included losses to Indiana, San Diego State and Connecticut ... Washington is averaging 76.2 points and 35.1 rebounds while shooting 44.3 percent overall and 76.2 percent from the foul line. However, the Huskies are allowing 75.5 points and opponents are shooting 47.7 percent overall ... Keep an eye on: C.J. Wilcox (20.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 42.6 percent 3FG), Andrew Andrews (12.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 76.9 percent FT), Perris Blackwell (10.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 18 blocks).
Stanford All-Time vs. Washington
Stanford owns a 70-68 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1915-16 campaign. The Huskies have won nine of the last 10 meetings. Stanford is just 1-9 against Washington under head coach Johnny Dawkins, although the only victory was a memorable one back on Jan. 13, 2011, when the Huskies were ranked No. 17/18. Washington escaped with a 65-60 victory at Maples Pavilion last January.
Notable Career Totals Against Washington
Dwight Powell has averaged 10.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in four career contests while making 14-30 (46.7 percent) from the field. In three appearances, Anthony Brown is averaging 8.0 points while shooting 9-18. Chasson Randle has scored 24 points against the Huskies in two games. Josh Huestis is looking to get on track, shooting 7-24 (29.1 percent) from the field in four contests.
No Other Team Can Boast This
With victories at No. 10/10 Connecticut (53-51) and No. 17/13 Oregon (82-80), Stanford entered the week as the nation’s only team with a pair of true road wins against top-25 foes. Also, Stanford has now registered two road victories against top-25 opponents for the first time since 2002, when the Cardinal won at No. 13/13 UCLA and No. 14/14 Arizona.
Takeaways From The Washington State Game
Josh Huestis and Anthony Brown scored 15 points apiece as Stanford cruised to an 80-48 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night at Maples Pavilion ... Marcus Allen added a career-high 11 points off the bench while Dwight Powell turned in another solid all-around outing with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Cardinal, which shot 57.7 percent overall and knocked down eight triples ... Stanford posted its biggest victory in conference play since defeating Washington 105-60 at home on Jan. 19, 2002. Meanwhile, Washington State’s 48 points were the fewest allowed to a Pac-12 foe since a 59-47 Stanford road win against USC on Feb. 12, 2012 ... Stanford dished out 17 assists and received at least one bucket from 10 players ... Stanford has reached the 80-point plateau in seven games this year ... The first half, which featured three ties and 14 lead changes, was competitive until a 13-2 Stanford scoring run over the final four minutes to grab a 40-27 halftime lead ... For only the second time this year, Chasson Randle was held to single digits. He finished with six points on 2-6 shooting but totaled six rebounds and four assists ... John Gage has made eight of his last 11 attempts from beyond the arc ... The Cardinal has made at least one three-pointer in 404 consecutive games dating back to an 0-6 outing against Purdue on Nov. 24, 2001 in the John Wooden Tradition.
No Reason To Sweat This Time
Chasson Randle’s layup to end the first half put Stanford ahead of Washington State 40-29 at the break, representing the Cardinal’s first double-digit lead since defeating Cal Poly 79-62 back on Dec. 29. In the three games since, Stanford’s biggest cushion was a nine-point edge against Oregon on Jan. 12 midway through the second half.
Owning The Boards
Over its last two games following the loss at Oregon State, Stanford has outrebounded its opponents 69-49. The Cardinal’s effort on the glass has resulted in several easy put-backs and second-chance opportunities. Stanford held a 32-26 rebounding edge against Oregon last Sunday and followed up with a 37-23 advantage over Washington State three days later. Washington State’s 23 rebounds were the fewest by a Pac-12 opponent since Jan. 12, 2012, when Stanford outrebounded USC 45-19.