No. 25 Cardinal Fall at Washington, 64-52
Feb. 11, 2007
SEATTLE (AP) - Spencer Hawes scored 18 points and Jon Brockman added 14 points and 10 rebounds as Washington defeated No. 25 Stanford 64-52 on Sunday night.
Hawes started for the first time in seven games and outscored plodding Stanford 8-4 during the first 10 minutes of the second half, when the Cardinal made just one of their first eight shots. He also finished with seven rebounds.
Washington (16-8, 6-7 Pac-10) kept its flickering NCAA tournament hopes alive by winning for the fifth time in six games. The Huskies have won nine of their last 10 home games against ranked teams.
Stanford's Lawrence Hill scored 15 points after missing all 10 of his shots in Thursday night's loss at No. 14 Washington State. It wasn't enough, as the Cardinal (15-8, 7-5) lost for the third time in four games since beating then-No. 3 UCLA.
Hill missed his first three shots during the first 14 minutes of the second half, when the game turned. Washington held Stanford to six points over that span, and Hawes scored 10 points as the Huskies took a 54-38 lead.
Stanford trailed by two points at halftime, but made just one of its first seven shots to fall behind 43-36 with 11:44 left. Hill took two shots over the half's first 12 minutes - his second thudded off the backboard, a foot to the right.
Meanwhile, the Huskies' lead increased to 46-38 on Ryan Appleby's first 3-pointer of the game. Appleby, who finished with 11 points, has a 3-pointer in all 23 Washington games this season.
Washington led 34-32 at halftime behind Quincy Pondexter, the heralded freshman and Fresno, Calif., high school teammate of Stanford twins Brook and Robin Lopez. He had just 8.3 points per game in his first 12 conference games, after leading the team in scoring during nonconference play.
The Lopez twins combined for 29 points in Stanford's 78-77 win over Washington on Jan. 11. But they managed just 13 points combined, each on 3-for-6 shooting.
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