With their postseason hopes hanging by a thread, the Huskies fly out tonight for what has proven to be their historically toughest road trip.
Washington hasn't won at Stanford since the 1992-92 season, and has swept the Bay Area trip only once -- in 1985. They have swept every other Pac-10 road trip at least twice over that period.
Here's an early look at the opener against Stanford.
WASHINGTON (15-13 OVERALL, 6-9 PAC-10)
AT NO. 8 STANFORD (22-4, 11-3)
7 p.m. Thursday, Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.
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Series: Stanford leads 68-59, including 14 in a row at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal won the previous meeting this season, 65-51, in Seattle.
Statistical leaders: For UW, F Jon Brockman, 17.8 ppg and 11.8 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.3 apg. For Stanford, F Brook Lopez, 18.9 ppg and 8 rpg; G Mitch Johnson, 4.6 apg.
Scouting report: UW hasn't won in Maples Pavilion since Jan. 30, 1993. … Stanford leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage defense, rebounding margin, defensive rebounds and blocked shots. The Cardinal ranks second in scoring margin and 3-point field goal defense. Individually, Stanford guard Mitch Johnson of Seattle ranks second in assists per game and third in assists/turnover ratio. Robin Lopez ranks second in blocked shots. … The UW bench has outscored the opponent's reserves for 13 straight games by an average of 26-10. … Stanford is the only Pac-10 team to have sold out every home game. The average home attendance of 7,331 represents 101.3 percent of Maples Pavilion's seating capacity. The Cardinal is 14-1 at home this season, one win short of the school record.
Next: 3 p.m. Saturday, at California, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif.; FSN.