Mike Jensen Leads Huskies To Win Over Stanford
Jan. 2, 2005
SEATTLE, Wash.- Mike Jensen helped guide the Huskies to a 76-73 win over the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday afternoon with a break out performance. Jensen lead all scorers with a season high 17 points to go along with his seven rebounds, four steals, and two blocks. Other high scorers for Washington included Tre Simmons with 17 and Nate Robinson with 10.
In front of a sold out Bank of America Arena, Jensen's performance was just what Husky fans have been waiting for all season. Jensen shot six-for-nine from the field including one-for-one from the three-point line, as he came into the game averaging 6.8 points per game on the season. He also shot four-for-four from the free-throw line, which included the final two points for Washington to give them a three point lead that would hold for the win with 12.1 seconds left in the game.
'Mike's a very emotional player. When he's focused, he's very good,' said Head Coach Lorenzo Romar. 'For whatever reason, he had gotten down over some things and hadn't responded the way he would have liked. He responded today, and we needed him.'
With the win, Washington moves to 12-1 on the season and 2-0 in Pac-10 play. The Huskies now head out on the road to play USC on January 6 and UCLA on January 8. They will return home on January 8 to face Oregon at 7:00 PM.