Stanford men lose a chance to climb Pac-12 hoop standings


Dwight Powell scored 18 points and grabbed nine points but the Stanford men's basketball team dropped a 64-60 decision to host Washington in Pac-12 action Wednesday night.

Chasson Randle added 17 points and Anthony Brown had 12 for the Cardinal (6-5, 15-8), which had its modest two-game winning streak snapped.

Stanford looks to rebound at Washington State on Saturday in a 4 p.m. tip-off to be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.

The Cardinal has lost five straight in Seattle, and is 2-10 in its past 12 meetings with the Huskies.

Josh Huestis blocked a pair of shots and moved within three of Tim Young's school record 167. Powell has 786 rebounds, 12 shy of matching John Revelli for seventh all-time.

Randle was called for a charge with six seconds remaining to play, negating a Huestis dunk that would have tied the game at 62.

Washington hit both of its ensuing free throws and Randle missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Stanford may have let the Huskies off the hook after missing a pair of 3-point attempts over the final 33 seconds of the first half. The Cardinal led, 34-27, going into the intermission.

Washington began the second half with a 12-2 run to erase Stanford's 7-point halftime advantage.

The Cardinal, 3 of 16 from long range, still led entering the final three minutes of the contest but missed three field goal attempts, went 2 of 4 from the foul line and turned the ball over twice.

The Huskies committed 16 turnovers, none in the final 10:29.

Stanford shot just under 31 percent in the second half against the worst defense in the Pac-12. Washington made nearly 46 percent of its shots and performed better at the charity stripe, 79 percent to 61 percent.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by cburiiii
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on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:46 am

free throwing shooting, or lack thereof, by the guards, killed Stanford's chances

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