Jan. 11, 2011
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Stanford Cardinal (9-5, 2-1 Pac-10)
No. 17/18 Washington Huskies (12-3, 4-0 Pac-10)
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 7 p.m.
Maples Pavilion (7,329) Stanford, CA
Series History: Stanford leads 69-65
Last Meeting: Washington 79, Stanford 64 (Mar. 12, 2010)
Radio: XTRA Sports 860 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
Compass Media Networks (PBP: Drew Bontadelli, Analyst: Mike Wozniak)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Marty Zack, Analyst: Sam Shapiro)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (9-5, 2-1 Pac-10) has an opportunity to post its biggest win of the year on Thursday, Jan. 13, when No. 17/18 Washington (12-3, 4-0 Pac-10) visits Maples Pavilion. In addition to being the first top-25 opponent Stanford has faced this year, Washington enters the week as the Pac-10's first-place team. The Cardinal is coming off a split of its Arizona road trip, collecting a defensive-minded 55-41 victory at Arizona State before dropping a 67-57 decision to Arizona three days later.
Scouting No. 17/18 Washington
No. 17/18 Washington (12-3, 4-0 Pac-10) is now ranked in both national polls thanks to its season-best six-game winning streak.
The Huskies opened Pac-10 play with a road sweep of the L.A. schools before back-to-back home routs of Oregon and Oregon State last week.
Washington's three losses have come at the expense of Kentucky (74-67), Michigan State (76-71) and Texas A&M (63-62). All three teams are ranked in the top-25.
After winning last year's Pac-10 Tournament and reaching the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Washington was picked first in this year's Pac-10 preseason media poll.
With a scoring margin of +20.8, the Huskies boast one of the elite offenses in the country. Washington averages 88.9 points per game and shoots 49.1 percent overall.
Players to watch include: Isaiah Thomas (16.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 36.4 FG shooting, 72 assists, 34 turnovers), Matthew Bryan-Amaning (15.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 57.5 FG shooting) and Justin Holiday (11.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 52.4 FG shooting, 42.0 3FG shooting, 26 steals).
Stanford All-Time vs. Washington
Stanford owns a 69-65 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1915-16 campaign. The Huskies have won six in a row and seven of the last 10 meetings overall. Washington swept last year's regular season series and then picked up a win during the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament, with all three victories coming by double-digits. Stanford's most recent win against Washington came back on Feb. 28, 2008, in the form of an 82-79 triumph at Maples Pavilion.
Who To Watch Against Washington
Jeremy Green has been effective in six games against the Huskies, averaging 10.1 points with 10 three-pointers. Jack Trotter has scored more points (26) and grabbed more rebounds (19) against Washington than any other Pac-10 club, and he is averaging 6.5 points per game in four career meetings.