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Williams' Triple Double Leads Cardinal Rout of Washington

Jan 7, 2021

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- Ziaire Williams picked up the second triple-double in Stanford program history, Jaiden Delaire tied a career-high with 21 points and the Cardinal defeated Washington 91-75 Thursday night.

Williams scored 12 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and made 10 assists to notch the first triple-double by a Stanford player since Brook Lopez on Jan. 25, 2007 (vs. USC). The triple double, which was completed with 1:40 to play when he assisted on Delaire's dunk, is the first in program history using assists as one of the categories. It is also the first triple double in any Pac-12 game between conference opponents since Lopez's big night in 2007.

Williams was a force from the opening tip, blocking Washington's first shot, grabbing the defensive rebound of Washington's second shot and passing to Spencer Jones for a layup that started a 12-0 run for Stanford (7-3, 3-1 Pacific- 12) to open the game.

The Huskies (1-8, 0-4) came within 14-5 on a Quade Green 3-pointer but that lasted for 18 seconds before Brandon Angel dropped in an answering three and the Cardinal lead never dipped under double digits again.

Oscar da Silva scored 17 points with 10 rebounds for his second straight double double, Jones matched a career-best of 18 points with four 3-pointers. The Cardinal shot 52% (34 of 66) and dominated the boards 47-31. Williams made half of Stanford's 20 assists. Michael O'Connell added 11 points and five assists, finishing with no turnovers for the second consecutive game.

Marcus Tsohonis led the Huskies with 24 points, 19 coming after halftime. Jamal Bey and Green scored 15 each.

Stanford was playing without Daejon Davis (leg) and Bryce Wills (knee). Davis was averaging 13.8 points and Wills 9.3.

The Cardinal next host Washington State on Saturday on Pac-12 Networks.