Jan. 11, 2011
SEATTLE - The 17th/18th-ranked Washington Huskies (12-3, 4-0) resume Pac-10 play on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. against the Stanford Cardinal (9-5, 2-1). There are several streaks on the line for UW including:
UW has won six-straight games overall.
UW is 4-0 in Pac-10 play for the first time since 1984 (6-0 start).
UW has won 11-straight vs. Pac-10 opponents, their longest streak since the conference formed in 1978.
The Huskies have won a team record six-straight road contests in Pac-10 action dating back to last season.
UW has won six-straight against the Cardinal.
On The Airwaves
Thursday's game at Stanford will not be televised, but can be found on Sports Radio KJR 950-AM in Seattle and the Husky IMG College Sports Network throughout the region. Bob Rondeau will call play-by-play and Jason Hamilton will provide color commentary. Sunday's game vs. California will air on FSN with Barry Tompkins calling the action and Ernie Kent providing color.
UW is averaging 75.5 ppg away from home, 97.8 ppg at Hec Edmundson.
Terrence Ross is 10x22 (45%) from 3-pt range in four Pac-10 games, 9x29 (31%) in 11 previous contests.
Isaiah Thomas has 8 or more assists in each of the last 3 games. In his previous 82 games, he did that just 3 times.
UW has tied a team record with 5 games of 100 or more points this season.
UW VS. Stanford History
Washington is 65-69 all-time against the Cardinal, but UW has beat Stanford three times in each of the past two seasons. Washington has won six-straight over Stanford and can equal their longest win streak in the series over the Cardinal of seven from 1967-71. The Huskies won at Maples Pavilion for just the second time since 1993 on February 13, 2010 when they downed the Cardinal, 78-61. Since that win, the Huskies have won five more for longest Pac-10 road win streak in UW history. Lorenzo Romar is 12-8 all-time against the Cardinal.
Stanford is 9-5 this season, 2-1 in Pac-10 play. The Cardinal are 7-0 at home and boast the stingiest defense in the Pac-10, allowing just 60.0 ppg. Jeremy Green leads the Cardinal and is 4th in the Pac-10 with 15.9 ppg. Forward Josh Owens is the only other Cardinal in double-figures at 12.0 ppg and a team-best 6.4 rebounds. Stanford boasts two Washingtonians -- Aaron Bright and John Gage.
Last Time Vs. Stanford
Quincy Pondexter scored 19 points and UW defeated Stanford 79-64 in a matchup of poor shooting teams in the Pac-10 tournament semifinals. Isaiah Thomas added 17 points and Justin Holiday 11 for the Huskies, who led all the way in winning their sixth straight against Stanford -- equaling their streak against the Cardinal from 1974-77. Landry Fields led Stanford with 20 points. The seventh-seeded Cardinal improved their shooting to 31 percent by game's end, but were just 26 percent from 3-point range. The Huskies built their largest lead, 59-39, on a one-handed driving dunk by Matthew Bryan-Amaning. It capped an 18-8 spurt, including seven by Thomas. Darnell Gant put on a dunk contest in the final two minutes. He elicited cheers for consecutive dunks, the first coming off a no-look pass; the second on a fast break. The Huskies were 25-of-29 from the line, with Pondexter 9-for-9 and Thomas perfect on seven tries. But they were 4-of-16 from long-range, and didn't boost their field-goal percentage to 41 percent until late in the game. A 3-pointer by Emmanuel Igbinosa helped the Cardinal avoid tying the tournament record for fewest points in a half.
The Huskies are 4-0 in Pac-10 play for the first time since 1984 when they started 6-0.
UW has its longest Pac-10 win streak since the conference formed in 1978 with 11-straight games dating back to last season, including three Pac-10 Tournament games. It is their longest league-streak since winning 23-consecutive over the 1953 & 54 seasons in the Pacific Coast Conference.
Washington has won six-straight over Stanford and can equal their longest win streak over the Cardinal of seven from 1967-71.
The Huskies started last year 0-5 on the road before finishing the season 4-0 away from home. They now have won six-consecutive road wins to set a new all-time team road winning streak record.
Thomas leads the Pac-10 in assists per game with 4.8.
UW started the Pac-10 season by sweeping a series on the road for the first time since 1976 when they swept Stanford and Cal.
UW's overtime victory at USC was Washington's first-ever Pac-10-opening OT victory on the road. The only other overtime win UW had in a Pac-10 opener was 78-73 on Jan. 11, 1992 vs. WSU at Hec Ed.
The Huskies were 11-7 overall and finished third in the Pac-10 last season. They were 7-2 at home and 4-5 on the road.