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No. 17/18 Huskies Travel To Bay Area
Release: 01/11/2011
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Jan. 11, 2011

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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.

Four Facts:
• 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.

Scouting Stanford
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.

Pac-10 Trends
• 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.

Isaiah Thomas and Matthew Bryan-Amaning are the first different Huskies to be honored as Pac-10 Players of the Week in back-to-back weeks.

• 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.

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