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Huskies Going For Historic Win In Palo Alto
Release: 01/11/2013
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Jan. 11, 2013


Saturday, Jan. 12 | 8:00 pm (PT) | Maples Pavilion
Live Stats | TV: FSN/ROOT Sports | Radio: KJR 950 AM & 102.9 FM (Affiliates)

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SEATTLE - Washington, winners of 8 of their last 10 games (19 of their last 24 versus Pac-12 teams dating back to 2011 Pac-10 tourney), will try to keep its momentum going on Saturday when they face Stanford inside Maples Pavilion at 8:00 p.m. PT. Saturday's game is the Huskies fourth consecutive road tilt and third straight in conference play. Since Washington's first season in 1896, this marks just the SIXTH time that UW will open conference play with three road games (1911, 1912, 1943, 1993 and 1999). They only won all three twice: 1911 and 1912. The Huskies last won their first three conference road games in 2009 when they would go on to win the Pac-10 regular season.

Justin Kutcher and Marques Johnson will call Saturday's action on ROOT Sports and Fox Sports Net. Locally, the game will be broadcast over the radio by IMG College Sports Network and KJR Sportsradio 950 AM and 102.9 FM with Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton calling the action. In addition, will chat live from courtside at Maples Pavilion.

Dawg Bites
• The Huskies have started conference play 2-0 four times in Lorenzo Romar's previous 10 seasons, including each of the last three seasons. They have started 3-0 twice during that same span: 2011 (4-0) & 2005.
• UW grabbed a season-high 48 rebounds and had a season-low 6 turnovers on Wednesday at Cal. They held Cal to 47 points, the lowest total by the Bears under Mike Montgomery and the lowest total UW allowed this year.
• C.J. Wilcox is the 37th Husky to reach 1,000 career points. He needs 11 points to move past Bryant Boston into 36th on the scoring list. Wilcox is fifth among Pac-12 active players in scoring.
Aziz N'Diaye is on a tear in Pac-12 play. He is shooting 76.5% from the field (13-17) and has recorded a double-double in both games. He's averaging 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks in Pac-12 action so far.
• For the season N'Diaye is shooting .636 from the field, which currently ranks as the 5th best percentage in UW history. Todd MacCulloch holds the top four spots on the list of best single-season FG percentages (.676, 1997; .675, 1996; .662, 1999; .650, 1998).
• N'Diaye recorded the 12th double-double of his career on Wednesday at Cal. The Huskies are 10-2 in games in which he goes for at least 10 rebounds and 10 points.
• Among active Pac-12 players, Wilcox leads everyone with 174 career 3-point field goals (2nd, Allen Crabbe, Cal, 170), while Abdul Gaddy leads in assists with 369 (2nd, Solomon Hill, Ariz, 249).
• UW ranks 7th in the Pac-12 with 70.1 ppg. That total represents the UW's lowest during the Romar era (72.4, 2003) and the lowest since 2001 when they scored 67.6 ppg.
• Wilcox averages 21.8 ppg in nine home games, 13.8 ppg in six games away from Alaska Airlines Arena.
• Wilcox has scored 20+ points in seven of the last 10 games.
Lorenzo Romar has 111 conference wins and is tied with former Cal Coach Ben Braun and UCLA Coach Ben Howland for 14th all-time in conference history. Howard Dallmar is 13th all-time with 132. Cal's Mike Montgomery leads all active coaches with 261 conference wins and is fifth in league history.
Aziz N'Diaye has moved up to 3rd all-time in UW history with a .563 career field goal percentage.
• UW is 7-0 when they shoot 50% from the field, 2-5 when under 50%. So far this season, none of their opponents have shot over 50%. UW is 0-4 when its opponents shoots higher than 45%, 5-0 when their opponents shoot under 40%.
• The Huskies have three losses at home surpassing the season total in each of the last four years. UW was 12-7 in 2008 at home.

UW vs. Stanford
Washington is 67-70 all-time against the Cardinal. The Huskies have won eight of the last nine games vs. the Cardinal to draw the all-time series record to a much closer win-loss difference. In their only matchup last season, Washington beat Stanford at home 76-63. The win earned Lorenzo Romar his 300th career victory and 100th conference win at Washington. The last time the two teams met in Palo Alto in 2011, Stanford came away with a 58-56 victory, which snapped a six-game Husky wins streak in the series. The Huskies have traditionally struggled in Palo Alto and are 16-49 all time there. The Cardinal had won 15-straight dating back to 1993 in Palo Alto until the Huskies broke that streak in 2009. Lorenzo Romar is 2-7 overall at Maples Pavilion, but holds a 14-9 all-time record against the Cardinal.

Last Time Vs. Stanford
AP (1/21/12) - Tony Wroten scored 21 points and Terrence Ross added 18 as Washington overwhelmed Stanford in the second half, pulling away for a 76-63 win. The Huskies, who bounced back from a three-point home loss to California, remained one of four teams with two conference losses. Washington ran away midway through the second half on the strength of a 20-3 run that included 13 straight points. Stanford never figured out how to stop Wroten from going to his strong hand, and the freshman exploited the Cardinal defense. He made five straight shots in the second half. Josh Owens led Stanford (15-5, 5-3) with 14 points.

Last Time Out: UW 62, Cal 47 (Jan. 9)
AP - C.J. Wilcox scored 19 points and Washington scored 16 straight points in the first half to roll to a second straight conference road win, beating California 62-47 on Wednesday night. Aziz N'Diaye finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. He dominated on both ends of the court during the big first-half run that put the Huskies in control. Allen Crabbe, the leading scorer in the conference at 21.4 points per game, was held to nine points on 3 for 12 shooting for the Golden Bears. David Kravish led the Bears with 14 points.

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