Washington basketball had to fight for it, however, they were able to avoid a sweep in the bay area. After being upset by Cal, the Huskies beat the Stanford Cardinal 62-61.
Washington basketball led for most the game, and never fell behind by more than a few points. There were times that the Huskies looked like they should stretch things out, but they never did.
Washington’s defense made the difference in the end, when Stanford couldn’t make a shot with less than ten seconds and the Huskies’ smothering defense didn’t allow a putback.
The Huskies were led by their lead scorer on the year, Jaylen Nowell who had 13 points. Power forward Noah Dickerson was the only other Husky to score in double digits with 12 points. Both Nowell and Dickerson spent time in foul trouble as well as playing 21 minutes.
Josh Sharma led the Cardinal with 16 points. He shot 6/11 from the field along with 14 rebounds. His defense made it hard on the Huskies as well. He had four blocked shots, but he played great defense and altered several more shots that he didn’t get his hands on.
Washington basketball is now 23-6 overall and 14-2 in conference play and clinched the Pac-12 Conference title with two games remaining on the schedule.