No. 5 Stanford Cruises Past Washington To Remain Undefeated
By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. - Justin Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds and led asecond-half charge for No. 5 Stanford, which defeated Washington 85-72 onSunday to remain undefeated.
Chris Hernandez had 13 points and nine assists and Nick Robinson added 13points for the Cardinal, who shot 59.6 percent to beat the Huskies for the 12thtime in the last 13 meetings.
Nate Robinson scored 16 points and Tre Simmons had 13 for Washington (5-5,0-2 Pac-10).
Stanford (11-0, 2-0) welcomed the return of coach Mike Montgomery, whoserved a one-game suspension - the first of his career - during Friday's winover Washington State for making contact with an official during a game againstArizona State last season. Assistant Tony Fuller ran the team as Montgomerymissed his first game in 18 seasons with the Cardinal.
Montgomery received a standing ovation when he walked onto the court beforetipoff, and he smiled and waved to the fans who sit behind his bench.
Josh Childress, Stanford's top returning scorer from last season playingonly his second game after recovering from a left foot injury, scored fourpoints with a dunk and grabbed five rebounds in 13 minutes. He picked up twoquick fouls.
After Washington started the second half with five straight points to pullwithin 41-39 on a 3-pointer by Simmons, the Cardinal scored 10 straight points- the first four by Robinson, then six straight by Davis - to make it 51-39.
Washington, which shot 39 percent in its 76-62 loss Friday at California,was slightly better in this game, making 41.8 percent. The Huskies wereoutrebounded 32-27.
Stanford hit six of its first eight shots and held Washington without abasket until Mike Jensen's baseline jumper at 16:27. The Huskies stayed withinstriking distance with 12 trips to the free throw line but often were shootingas the shot clock expired because of the Cardinal's tight defensive pressurethat led to a 41-34 halftime lead for Stanford.
Washington hasn't beaten a Top Five team on the road since a 58-53 win atNo. 4 Saint Louis in 1951.