No. 13 Washington Holds Off Stanford, 76-73
Jan. 2, 2005
Seattle (AP) - Mike Jensen's career-high 17 points led No. 13 Washington to a 76-73 victory over Stanford on Sunday, the Huskies' eighth straight win.
The Huskies (12-1, 2-0 Pac-10) dropped the two-time defending conference champion Cardinal (6-6) to their first 0-2 start in league play since 1990-91.
Jensen was 6-of-9 from the field and his two free throws with 12 seconds to play provided the final margin. Stanford's Nick Robinson missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds that could have tied the game.
Last March, Simmons led the Huskies with 16 points when they ended the Cardinal's 26-game winning streak.
Chris Hernandez and Dan Grunfeld each had 15 points for Stanford, while Tim Morris and Rob Little each added 12 and Robinson had 11.
The Cardinal managed to slow down the pace and every time it looked like Washington would blow the game open, Stanford would crawl back into it.
Jensen's 17-foot jumper gave Washington a 60-49 lead with 9:12 to play, but Stanford responded with a 14-2 run and took its first lead at 63-62 on Grunfeld's 3-pointer with 4:57 to play.
The Huskies entered the game averaging 90.8 points, second in the nation, but shot just 42 percent from the field.
Washington had two steals and a 6-0 lead after 64 seconds. The Huskies got the lead to 20-10 with 11:55 in the first half on a 3-pointer from Joel Smith. The Cardinal tied the game at 28 on Hernandez's 16-foot jumper with 4:36 remaining in the half. Washington led 36-33 at halftime.
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