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Washington at Stanford preview box and game thread

FROM STANFORD -- Greetings from Maples Pavilion, where the Washington Huskies and Stanford Cardinal are a little more than an hour away from tonight's 8 p.m. tipoff.

Below is our game thread. Below that is our preview box that published in today's newspaper.

Washington (11-7, 3-2 in Pac-12) at Stanford (11-5, 2-2)

8 p.m.., Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.

TV: ESPNU. Radio: 950-AM.

All-time series: Stanford leads the series 70-68.

Projected starters

Statistics for 2013-14 unless otherwise noted

Stanford

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Chasson Randle G 6-2 18.6 3.6 2.3 50.5 78.4

Anthony Brown G 6-6 13.8 5.4 2.1 52.8 82.7

Josh Huestis F 6-7 10.8 7.9 1.2 45.5 58.8

Dwight Powell F 6-9 14.0 7.5 4.3 48.6 62.5

Stefan Nastic C 6-11 8.4 3.2 1.5 60.8 67.9

Washington

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 12.1 4.4 4.1 45.5 63.6

Andrew Andrews G 6-2 12.8 3.6 2.5 37.8 76.9

C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 20.3 4.3 2.6 46.4 88.9

Mike Anderson G 6-4 6.8 6.7 1.9 47.2 73.1

Perris Blackwell F 6-9 10.3 7.0 0.8 51.1 68.3

Scouting report: California’s size and length were a problem for the Huskies in their loss on Wednesday. It doesn’t get any easier on Saturday night at Stanford. The Cardinal start four players who are taller than all but one of UW’s starters, and have NBA-like size across their front line. Huestis is a defensive specialist and strong rebounder, but also scores in double-figures and is one of the more rugged players in the conference. Randle has turned into a go-to scorer. Powell is, too. This is an experienced team with enough talent to make you wonder why they don’t win more often, though they did win at Oregon and hammered WashingtonState. Stanford shoots 40 percent from 3-point range. Randle (42.4 percent) and Brown (52.8 percent) lead that effort.

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