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Tale of the tape: Stanford 79, Washington 67

Here's our recap box that will publish alongside our story in tomorrow's newspaper ...

PLAYER OF THE GAME — Easy. Stanford guard Chasson Randle scored 33 points on 11-for-15 shooting, slicing UW’s defense seemingly whenever he wanted to. Randle also made 10 of his 13 free-throw attempts, and played 37 minutes.

IT WAS OVER WHEN — Randle knocked down an improbable 3-pointer at the shot-clock buzzer to give his team a 9-point lead midway through the second half, then made a layup to put them up by 11. UW didn’t get closer than seven points after that.

STAT OF THE GAME — Stanford was aggressive and got in the paint, and because of that, it attempted 34 free-throws and made 24. The Huskies attempted nine.

QUOTABLE — “It’s tough. He’s a great player. He really had it going tonight. Obviously with the new rules, it makes it hard to guard a lot of people. Credit to him, he had a great night.” – UW point guard Nigel Williams-Goss

WHAT IT MEANS — Washington’s small lineup is still a concern, though the Huskies defended Dwight Powell and Josh Huestis better than they did Randle. That’s a concern in itself, too. UW’s new-look defense is designed to eliminate easy layups off dribble penetration, and Randle made a bunch of those. Their next opponent, Oregon, has similar athletes. UW must regroup quickly.

NEXT UP — Oregon at Washington, 8 p.m. Thursday, FOX Sports 1

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple