Dec. 22, 2005
Washington's win was its first over Stanford since Feb. 13, 2003, when the Huskies defeated a sixth-ranked Cardinal squad, 92-68, in Seattle. That game also marks Washington's last victory over a top-10 foe.
Washington's win improved the team to 2-0 in Pac-10 play for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
Washington's win extended its home winning streak to 11, including seven games this season and the last four home games of 2004-05. The Huskies' current home winning streak is its seventh-longest all-time, and is its second-longest since the arena reopened in 2001.
Including the last seven games of the 2004-05 season, Washington is 14-4 in its last 18 games, including 7-3 in games vs. Pac-10 opponents.
Junior Cameo Hicks finished with 23 points Thursday, marking her fourth 20-point game this season. Hicks has reached double figures nine times in 2005-06, and in 21 in 25 games dating back to last year. Hicks has held at least a share of UW's team lead in scoring in nine of 11 games this season.
Hicks hit seven of her last eight shots in the game - all in the second half - after hitting just three of her first 10.
The Huskies forced 24 Stanford turnovers Thursday. Washington has forced 20 turnovers or more in eight of their nine wins and forced 19 in the lone other win, vs. Alabama.
The loss was Stanford's first in Pac-10 play since Dec. 29, 2004, when the Cardinal were defeated 62-58 at Oregon. It was also Stanford's largest loss (by margin) to a Pac-10 opponent since a 20-point defeat at ASU on Feb. 7, 2004.
Washington trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half, at 26-15, and was down seven at halftime, 35-28. The Huskies, however, opened the second half on a 10-2 run to take a 38-37 lead with 16:18 to play. Stanford turned right back around and mounted a 14-0 run of its own, however, to put the Huskies down again, at 51-38. The Cardinal led 53-41 when Candace Wiggins committed her fourth foul. Washington made a 12-0 with Wiggins out of the game, and extended it to 14-0 after Wiggins' return. The Huskies would never trail again, with Stanford only getting as close as one, at 68-67 with 2:08 to play.
Stanford's Brooke Smith tied a career-high with 22 points, while Krista Rappahan set a career-high with six three-pointers (previous high 5).
Washington's 10 turnovers were just one more than its season-low of 9, set in the season-opener vs. Alabama.
Andrea Plouffe's five assists were a career-high.