Stanford, No. 22/25 Washington Square Off Sunday At Maples Pavilion
Feb. 6, 2009
Stanford Cardinal (14-6, 4-6 Pac-10)
No. 22/25 Washington Huskies (16-6, 7-3 Pac-10)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Ben Spielberg, Color: Mark Friese)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (14-6, 4-6 Pac-10) has been stung by three one-point road losses this year. One of those defeats was avenged Thursday when the Cardinal snapped a three-game losing streak with a 65-54 win over Washington State. Now Stanford looks to do the same against No. 22/25 Washington (16-6, 7-3 Pac-10) on Sunday afternoon as the Cardinal continues a three-game homestand.
Sunday's game can be heard live on KTRB AM 860 and Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com, featuring the chemistry-rich tandem of Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and John Platz (analyst). KZSU 90.1 FM provides coverage with Ben Spielberg (play-by-play) and Mark Friese (analyst). The game will also be televised by FSN/Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, as Barry Tompkins handles play-by-play duties while John Platz offers color commentary.
Stanford wraps up non-league play against Cal State Bakersfield on Feb. 10.
Scouting No. 22/25 Washington
Since an 88-85 triple-overtime loss at home to California back on Jan. 10, Washington has won five of its last seven games. The surge has vaulted the Cougars into the top-25 and a brief stay in first-place atop the conference standings. Washington, which is coming off an 86-71 loss at California on Thursday night, is 4-3 on the road this year after earning a split last weekend against the Arizona schools. The Huskies average 79.6 points per game, allow opponents to score at a 69.7 clip and rank second nationally in rebounding margin (+9.8). Look out for: Isaiah Thomas (16.5 ppg, 71.9 percent free throws, 61 assists), Jon Brockman (15.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 52 percent from the field) and Justin Dentmon (15.4 ppg, team-best 41 three-pointers, 52 assists).
Stanford All-Time vs. Washington
Stanford owns a 69-60 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1915-16 campaign. The two schools have split the last 10 meetings, with the Huskies sneaking out an 84-83 victory in Seattle last month in the most recent matchup. The Cardinal swept last year's season series for the first time since 2001-02. Meanwhile, Washington has not won a game at Maples Pavilion since a 68-67 triumph back on Jan. 30, 1993.
Who To Watch Against Washington
In seven career games, Lawrence Hill is averaging 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game against Washington. His 16 assists against the Huskies are the most against any Pac-10 foe. Mitch Johnson is averaging 7.1 points and 4.2 assists in seven career meetings against Washington. Landry Fields is averaging 5.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in five career games against the Huskies.