January 14, 2011 in Sports

Huskies stumble

Stanford hands key victory to Dawkins
By The Spokesman-Review
 
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Washington guard Venoy Overton, right, attempts a second-half steal against Stanford’s Aaron Bright.
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STANFORD, Calif. – Josh Owens scored the go-ahead basket on a left-handed tip-in with 29 seconds left and Stanford stunned No. 17 Washington 58-56 on Thursday night to stay unbeaten at home this season.

Scott Suggs missed a baseline 3-pointer moments later for Washington after he knocked down a tying 3 with 1:08 left. Stanford’s Jeremy Green was whistled for a foul against Justin Holiday on the rebound, but Holiday missed both free throws with 2.5 seconds on the clock.

The Huskies (12-4, 4-1 Pac-10) caught a break when Dwight Powell was called for traveling on the rebound, giving them back the ball for one final try. Holiday missed a long jumper from the right wing as the buzzer sounded.

Owens had 14 points and Green added 12 for Stanford (10-5, 3-1) in the biggest win yet for third-year coach Johnny Dawkins. It was the Cardinal’s first game against a ranked opponent this season.

Dwight Powell had 11 points and seven rebounds for Stanford. His biggest basket was a key putback with 1:44 to play.

Holiday finished with 15 points, including eight straight early in the second half after going 0 for 5 in the opening 20 minutes. Isaiah Thomas added 14 points and seven assists for the Huskies, who couldn’t hold an 11-point lead with 8:55 left and had their six-game winning streak snapped.

The Cardinal beat a ranked opponent for the first time since a 74-64 victory against No. 21 Arizona State on March 5, 2009.

Venoy Overton’s layup with 8:55 left put Washington ahead 51-40, but Stanford kept chipping away by creating second and third opportunities on offense.

Jarrett Mann’s dunk with 6:02 left pulled the Cardinal within 51-48. Anthony Brown followed with a putback and Green hit a go-ahead 3 the next time down to make it 53-51 with 3:47 left. Washington called timeout, then tied it on Holiday’s jumper at 3:23.

Stanford 58, (17) Washington 56

Washington (12-4, 4-1)—Overton 1-5 0-1 2, Thomas 5-12 2-3 14, N’Diaye 2-4 0-0 4, Bryan-Amaning 3-5 2-4 8, Holiday 6-14 0-2 15, Suggs 2-5 0-0 6, Wilcox 1-4 0-0 2, Ross 1-7 0-0 3, Gant 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 21-58 6-12 56.

Stanford (10-5, 3-1)—Bright 0-4 0-0 0, Powell 3-7 5-7 11, Owens 7-9 0-2 14, Mann 2-8 5-6 9, Green 4-12 2-4 12, Huestis 0-0 0-0 0, And. Brown 4-7 0-0 8, Harris 0-3 2-2 2, Trotter 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 21-51 14-21 58.

Halftime—Stanford 29-28. 3-Point Goals—Washington 8-26 (Holiday 3-7, Suggs 2-4, Thomas 2-6, Ross 1-4, Gant 0-2, Wilcox 0-3), Stanford 2-11 (Green 2-5, Mann 0-1, Bright 0-2, And. Brown 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 37 (N’Diaye 11), Stanford 35 (Powell 7). Assists—Washington 11 (Thomas 7), Stanford 3 (Harris, Mann, Owens 1). Total Fouls—Washington 18, Stanford 15. A—5,896.

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