Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington Huskies Pick & Prediction JANUARY 12th 2023

Stadium: Alaska Airlines Arena Seattle
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Stanford and Washington look to turn around slow starts in conference play when they meet in a Pac-12 game Thursday night at Seattle.

Each will take the court saddled with a losing streak, with the Cardinal (5-10, 0-5) having dropped three straight overall and all five conference games. The Huskies (9-8, 1-5) have lost five in a row overall and each of their last four Pac-12 contests.

Stanford's slow start reached its low point Friday at California when the rival Golden Bears exploded for 92 points in a 22-point home win. Cal had struggled on offense all season.

If there was a positive in the loss to Cal, it was that the Cardinal shot 50 percent from the field. Senior Spencer Jones, who had 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting, expects more of the same moving forward.

"We have shooters all over the floor, which is nice for me, so they don't focus so much on me, face-guard me all the time," Jones said. "And it's the unselfishness, the chemistry -- you'll see us moving the ball way more than we have in past years."

Stanford split games with Washington last season, and Jones was a big reason. He was held to just three points on 1-for-5 shooting in a 67-64 loss at Seattle, then rebounded with 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting in an 87-69 home romp a month later.

Unlike the Cardinal, the Huskies are coming off competitive road efforts last week in 70-67 and 73-65 losses at Arizona and Arizona State, respectively. Keion Brooks nearly recorded two double-doubles, posting 15 points and 11 rebounds at Arizona State after going for 16 points and nine rebounds at Arizona.

Huskies coach Mike Hopkins came away from the trip wishing his team could have mustered up a bit more offense.

"We've got to score the ball better," Hopkins said. "Sometimes that can get deflating for your defense. You come down, there's a turnover ... Those kinds of things can be disheartening. We have to do a better job."

--Field Level Media

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Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington Huskies Recap FEB 18TH 2021

Oscar da Silva scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds while visiting Stanford held slumping Washington to 26.7 percent shooting in the second half Thursday night to take a 72-64 Pac-12 Conference win at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle.

Tyrell Terry added 14 points and Spencer Jones tallied 12 for the Cardinal (17-9, 6-7 Pac-12), which canned 47.3 percent of their shots and converted 12 Huskies turnovers into 20 points.

Freshman center Isaiah Stewart's 14 points led four players in double figures for the Huskies (12-15, 2-12), who have played themselves into the conference cellar with nine straight losses. They've led at halftime in five of those nine games.

Marcus Tsohonis scored 11, while Nahziah Carter and reserve guard RaeQuan Battle each added 10 points. But Washington again struggled to produce points, converting only 35.5 percent of its shots and going 4 of 24 on 3-pointers.

In a game that featured 12 ties and 19 lead changes, Stanford took the lead for good when Jaiden Delaire converted a stickback with 11:25 left for a 51-49 edge. That started an 11-2 run that Terry capped by drilling a 3-pointer off a Huskies turnover to make it 60-51 with 5:53 remaining.

Neither team led by more than four points in a back-and-forth first half. Stewart established himself inside immediately with a jumper and a dunk in the first 3:18 that gave Washington a 9-5 edge, but Terry's 3-pointer made it 10-9 Stanford at the 14:50 mark.

The Cardinal led for most of the next six minutes before the Huskies regained the advantage with 8:15 left when Sam Timmins dunked off a turnover. A six-point run by Stanford, capped by Terry's transition jam, put it ahead 27-25 with 5:10 remaining.

Washington wound up with the last word in the half, though, as Carter stole the ball and slammed in transition to give it a 37-35 lead. Stewart led it with 10 points, going 6 of 6 at the foul line.

--Field Level Media