GAME: Washington (11-7 overall, 3-2 Pac-12) at Stanford (11-5 overall, 2-2 Pac-12). WHEN: Saturday, 8 p.m., Maples Pavilion, Palo Alto, CA. TYPE: Conference. MEETING: 139th (Cardinal leads 70-68). RANKINGS: Neither school ranked. COACHES: Lorenzo Romar, Washington; Johnny Dawkins, Stanford. TV: ESPNU. RADIO: KJR 950 AM
Washington had a nice run going through the first two weeks of Pac-12 play, winning three of four and narrowly losing at No. 1 Arizona. But the Huskies ran into a superior, much taller Cal team. Despite an early 8-2 lead, UW withered fast and suffered its most lopsided loss of the season, 82-56. So out of sorts were the Huskies that they missed their first eight 3-point attempts.
UW coach Lorenzo Romar said the clobbering doesn’t erase the positive momentum his team built while going 3-1 in the first four league games.
“We were just out of sorts. We had a setback against a very good basketball team, and we have another game on Saturday,” Romar said. “We have to regroup and come back and play. Obviously we want to do a better job and be better prepared.”
Stanford is coming off an 80-48 victory over Washington State in a game in which Joshand scored 15 points apiece and Marcus Allen added a career-high 11 points off the bench.
Chason Randle is Stanford’s leading scorer at 18.6, followed by Dwight Powell at 14.0 and Brown at 13.8. Huestis is Stanford’s top rebounder at 7.9 per game.
SERIES: Dates to Feb. 1, 1916, when Washington won 35-19 at Palo Alto. The Huskies have dominated in recent years, taking nine of the past 10 meetings, including three in a row. The schools last met Jan. 12, 2013, the Huskies winning 65-60. C.J. Wilcox led Washington with 27 points.
UW STATS / NOTES
- REGULAR-SEASON SUMMARY: Record: 11-7. Home: 9-2. Road: 2-3. Neutral: 0-2. Vs. Pac-12: 3-2. Vs. Pac-12 North: 0-1. Vs. Pac-12 South: 3-1. Vs. Non-Conference: 8-5. Points: 1372 (76.2). Field Goal Pct.: 44.3. 3-Pt. FG Pct.: 34.9. Free Throw Pct.: 76.2. Rebounds: 632 (35.1). Assists: 233 (12.9). Turnovers: 211 (11.7). Steals: 100 (5.6). Blocks: 62 (3.4). Points Against: 1359 (75.5). Opp. FG Pct.: 47.7. Opp. 3-Pt. FG Pct.: 31.7. Opp FT Pct.: 67.6. Opp. Rebounds: 601 (33.4). Opp. Assists: 225 (12.5). Opp. Turnovers: 217 (12.1). Opp. Steals: 100 (5.6). Opp. Blocks: 81 (4.5).
- PAC-12 RANKINGS: Scoring Offense — 8th (76.2). Scoring Defense — 11th (75.5). Scoring Margin — 10th (+0.7). FG Pct. — 11th (44.3). FT Pct. — 2nd (76.2). 3-Pt FG Pct. — 8th (34.9). Rebound Margin — 9th (+1.7). Blocked Shots — 10th (3.4). Assists — 10th (12.9). Steals — 7th (5.7). Turnover Margin — 9th (+0.93).
- RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX: Nov. 11 — 99; Nov. 18 — 96; Nov. 25 — 150; Dec. 2 — 218; Dec. 9 — 198; Dec. 15 — 198; Dec. 23 — 170; Dec. 30 — 180; Jan. 6 — 127; Jan 13 — 82.
- With their victory over No. 15 Colorado last Sunday, the Huskies collected their first victory over a ranked opponent since 2011. The last time UW defeated a ranked team was in that year’s Pac-10 Tournament as Isaiah Thomas hit a bucket at the buzzer to defeat No. 16 Arizona.
- The Huskies have held five of their last six foes without a field goal for a span of at least five minutes (Colorado-5:38 in 2nd; Utah-7:14 in 1st; Arizona- 5:34 in 1st; ASU-9:14 between 1st and 2nd half; Hartford- 8:27 in 1st).
- Shooting 76.2 percent from the line, best under Romar through the first 18 games of a season; ranks 11th in NCAA.
- Senior C.J. Wilcox ranks eighth all-time in UW scoring with 1,659 points and is ninth in Pac-12 career 3-pointers with 269.
- Wilcox ranks second in the conference in scoring at 20.3, first in free throw percentage at 88.9 and first in 3-pointers made per game at 3.22.
- Andrew Andrews is ranked 21st in scoring in the Pac-12 at 12.8 points per game and Nigel Williams-Goss is 27th at 12.1.
- Williams-Goss has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.55, second-best in the Pac-12 by a freshman.
- Huskies had four players in double figures in 10 of 17 games.
- The Huskies are wearing patches on the uniforms for the remainder of the season in recognition of Marv Harshman, head coach from 1972-85, who passed away April 12. Harshman had a 246-146 record at Washington and won back-to-back Pac-10 championships in 1984 and 1985.
- Preseason Pac-12 media poll — 1. Arizona (21, 273). 2. UCLA (2, 212). 3. Colorado (1, 211), 4. Oregon (196). 5. Cal (194). 6. Stanford (166). 7. Arizona State (159). 8. Washington (121). 9. Utah (68). 10. Oregon State (67). 11. USC (63). 12. Washington State (39).
UW HEAD COACH: Lorenzo Romar (341-223 overall, 248-135 UW) is coming off a year in which the Huskies finished 18-16 and ended with a loss to Brigham Young in the National Invitation Tournament. Romar took the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament six times and won three Pac-10 Tournament titles (2005, 2010, 2011).
2012-13 Washington Regular-Season Statistics
University of Washington 2013-14 Schedule
|Date||Opponent||UW Rnk||Opp Rnk||W/L||Score||Rec.|
|11/6/13||@vs. Cent. Wash||—||—||W||95-65||0-0|
|11/10/13||vs. Seattle U.||—||—||W||88-78||1-0|
|11/14/13||vs. UC Irvine||—||—||L||86-72||1-1|
|11/17/13||vs. E. Wash||—||—||W||92-80||2-1|
|11/22/13||*vs. Boston Co||—||18||L||89-78||2-3|
|12/30/13||vs. L. Beach St.||—||—||W||92-89||4-3|
|12/8/13||vs. SD State||—||24||L||70-63||4-4|
|12/14/13||vs. Idaho St.||—||—||W||85-66||5-4|
|12/27/13||vs. Miss. Valley||—||—||W||95-80||7-5|
|3/18-19/14||NCAA 1st 4||—||—||—||—–||—|
|3/20-23/14||NCAA 2nd, 3rd||—||—||—||—–||—|
@=Exhibition; *=2K Sports Classic; ^=Pac-12 Tournament