STANFORD (8-7 OVERALL, 2-1 PAC-10)AT WASHINGTON (10-5, 1-3)7:30 p.m. Thursday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.TV: FSN. Radio: 950-AM
Series: Stanford leads, 69-62. However, Washington has won three straight, and leads 44-19 in Seattle.
Statistical leaders: For Stanford – F Landry Fields, 22.1 ppg and 8.9 rpg; G Jarrett Mann, 5.6 apg. For UW, F Quincy Pondexter, 19.5 ppg and 7.9 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.1 apg.
Scouting report: The first few minutes could be crucial, as slow starts have become a UW problem during its three-game losing streak, along with shooting and rebounding. … Fields is the No. 2 scorer and rebounder in the Pac-10, and teammate guard Jeremy Green is sixth in scoring (17.6). In a season slowed by injuries and disciplinary suspension, Green scored a career-high 30 points Saturday against UCLA. … Stanford lost its league opener, but arrives at Hec Ed fresh from a home sweep of USC and UCLA. UW won its league opener, but has lost three straight since then. A Stanford win would give the Cardinal its first three-game win streak of the season, and UW its first four-game losing streak since 2008. … Stanford leads the league in turnover margin, assist/turnover ratio and defensive rebounding percentage. Despite a recent slump, UW still leads in scoring offense, and offensive rebounds and trails only Stanford in turnover margin. However, the Huskies have fallen from first to third in rebounding margin, an area coach Lorenzo Romar has stressed this week. … UW junior forward Justin Holiday is expected back after missing the Arizona trip due to what Romar has described as a technical eligibility issue.
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Next: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, vs. California, Edmundson Pavilion; FSN.