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Huskies Slip Past Stanford, 73-68
Release: 01/18/2003
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Associated Press Writer

SEATTLE- Anthony Washington made two free throws with 7.8 seconds left to lift the Washington Huskies to a 73-68 victory over Stanford on Saturday.

The Huskies (7-8, 2-4) broke a 10-game losing streak to the Cardinal and a three-game losing steak overall. Washington also avenged last year's 105-60 drubbing at Stanford, the third-worst defeat in school history.

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar won his 100th game. His record is now 100-96 in seven seasons.

Will Conroy led Washington with 19 points, 12 in the second half. Doug Wrenn scored 16 and Nate Robinson added 13 for the Huskies.

Stanford (12-5, 3-2) had a chance to win the game down the stretch. Jason Hass cut the Washington lead to 70-68 with a jump shot with 20 seconds to go. But the Huskies got the ball back and Conroy made one of two foul shots, stretching the Washington lead to three with 19 seconds left.

On the next possession, the Cardinal had three chances to tie the game with a 3-pointer. Each shot bounced off the rim and Washington grabbed the last rebound and was fouled, setting up his game-clinching free throws.

Josh Childress led Stanford with 18 points and Matt Lottich scored 15. Lottich scored 13 in the first half including 3 of 4 from 3 point range, however he played little in the second half because of foul trouble.

Washington freshman Brandon Roy, who was declared eligible before Thursday's game against California, played in his first game as a Husky. He had four assists and two rebounds in five minutes.

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