Here's our game story from today's paper. And here's a quicker look at some highlights:
Star of the game: Justin Holiday got his first career start and made the most of it. His stat line showed seven rebounds, six points, three steals, one block and an assists. But everyone agreed that he provided far more -- the word they used most was "energy" -- than the numbers show.
Key stats: Washington held Stanford to 30 percent shooting in the first half, including a scoreless stretch of about eight minutes. ... UW outrebounded the Cardinal, 42-33; and the Huskies forced 20 turnovers while committing only half that many. ... Stanford's Jeremy Green -- who had a career-high 30 points last weekend against UCLA -- was held to seven points tonight -- with most of the credit going to Isaiah Thomas.
Key run: Over the first five minutes, Holiday forced Stanford’s Landry Fields into a charge, assisted the Huskies’ first goal, hit a jumper after a kick-out from Isaiah Thomas, blocked a Fields shot, and finished an ally-oop from Venoy Overton. That set the tone.
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Quotable: “Justin Holiday was the catalyst for this win. He was inserted into the starting lineup because the things that he brings are the things that we were lacking.” -- UW coach Lorenzo Romar
“I thought they imposed their will. … They were a hungry basketball team, and you have to give them credit. We tried to do several things, tried to slow them down, and we weren’t able to do it.” -- Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins
“It was obviously a dream come true. It’s my third year now, and I was real excited to step up and help my team out.” -- Holiday, on his first start
What fans will be talking about: Who are these guys? Romar called it UW's best game since Portland. But how does a team that looked so bad in taking a pair of 17-point losses in Arizona suddenly look this overwhelmingly good? ... And if anyone's wondering if Justin Holiday is staying in the starting lineup: Don't. Romar confirmed he will.
Next: At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, UW gets a visit from Pac-10 leader Cal, who beat Washington State tonight in Pullman, 93-88.