The Huskies fell behind by double digits in the first 10 minutes, but they played the Cardinal evenly after that and then drew closer on a Justin Dentmon 3-pointer just before the buzzer.
Brook Lopez leads Stanford with 13 points.
Quincy Pondexter -- played before some family that came up from his hometown of Fresno -- leads UW with nine points and lots of energy. Jon Brockman has eight points and eight rebounds.
Washington has out-rebounded the Cardinal, 17-15; but Stanford has out-shot the Huskies: 55 percent to 47 percent.
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