Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament Notes
March 11, 2005
Washington advances to their second consecutive Tournament final and gains revenge for its 77-66 loss to Stanford in last season's Tournament championship game. The Huskies are now 7-6 in Tournament history, while the Cardinal drops to 8-7.
The #2 seed has won all four games against the #3 seed in Tournament history. However, the #1 seed has defeated the #2 seed in each of the three previous meetings. In this, the eighth year of the tournament, one of the top two seeds will win the gathering for the seventh time.
Arizona's two victories have been by an average of 28 points per game. The other four games have been decided by a total of 17 points, and there have been three buzzer-beater shots in the four games (ASU's tying layup and missed jumpers by WSU and Stanford).
Washington's 66 points are tied for the fewest the Huskies have scored this season. UW is 4-1 in games in which they score less than 70 points. The victory is UW's first this season when only two players score in double figures.
Stanford's loss was only their second in 17 games in which they shot more free throws than its opponent.
Nate Robinson will enter the Tournament final as the leading scorer with 43 points (21.5) in the two games. Arizona's Channing Frye ranks second with 39 points (19.5 ppg).
Washington is now 11-0 in games decided by eight points or less.
Stanford's Chris Hernandez moved into eighth place on the Cardinal's all-time assist list with 293.
Jason Haas of the Cardinal had the second double-figure scoring game of his career, both of which have been against the Huskies.
Stanford's Taj Finger set a career high with six points in just 11 minutes of action.