Stanford Closes Out Homestand Against Washington Saturday Night
Feb. 12, 2010
Stanford Cardinal (11-13, 5-7 Pac-10)
Washington Huskies (16-8, 6-6 Pac-10)
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 5 p.m.
Maples Pavilion (7,329) Stanford, CA
Series History: Stanford leads 69-63
Last Meeting: Washington 94, Stanford 61 (Jan. 14, 2010)
Radio: XTRA Sports 860 AM (PBP: Dave Flemming, Analyst: John Platz)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Ben Spielberg, Analyst: Kevin Danna)
TV: CSN Bay Area (PBP: Jim Kozimor, Analyst: Dan Belluomini)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (11-13, 5-7 Pac-10) avoided its first five-game losing streak since 1993 with a thrilling 60-58 victory over Washington State on Thursday night. The Cardinal overcame an 18-point first-half deficit and remains the only Pac-10 team undefeated at home (5-0). But that mark will be tested on Saturday night, when Washington (16-8, 6-6 Pac-10) visits Maples Pavilion. The Huskies posted a 94-61 win last month.
Saturday's game can be heard live on XTRA Sports 860 AM 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 Kevin Danna (analyst). The game will also be televised on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, with Jim Kozimor (play-by-play) and Dan Belluomini (analyst) calling the action.
Stanford All-Time vs. Washington
Stanford owns a 69-63 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1915-16 campaign. The Huskies have won five of the last seven meetings and four in a row overall. In addition to a 94-61 victory over Stanford back in January, Washington swept last year's regular season series and picked up a win at the Pac-10 Tournament. Stanford's most recent victory in the series came back on Feb. 28, 2008, with the Cardinal winning 82-79.
Who To Watch Against Washington
Of Landry Fields' five double-doubles last year, two came against the Huskies with each game yielding then-career-high performances (22 points on Feb. 8 and 15 boards on Mar. 12). In eight career contests versus Washington, Fields is 30-60 from the field while averaging 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Jeremy Green has been effective in four games against the Huskies, averaging 9.2 points with eight three-pointers.
Second Half Adjustment...Check
One area of focus for Stanford down the stretch will be to maintain the same level production on both offense and defense during the first half of games. Stanford has played much better in the second half of games this year, scoring 54.0 percent of its points after halftime.
Home Sweet Home...
Stanford is 40-7 in its last 47 home games dating back to the start of the 2007-08 campaign. Stanford is 10-2 at home so far this year (5-0 in Pac-10 play), representing the 17th straight year that the Cardinal has reached the 10-win mark at Maples Pavilion.
Green Closing In On Season Three-Pointer Record
Jeremy Green's sharp-shooting from beyond the arc might result in a program milestone. He has knocked down 75 triples, standing just 10 away from breaking Casey Jacobsen's single-season record of 84 treys achieved in 2000-01. Green made his mark as a rookie in 2008-09, connecting on 47 triples to finish second all-time among Stanford freshmen behind Jacobsen.