Stanford earns road sweep with 73-64 win over Washington
By TIM BOOTH
SEATTLE (AP) — One-time Washington commit Daejon Davis returned to his hometown and had 16 points, Reid Travis also finished with 16 points, and Stanford completed its first two-game road sweep in conference play in nearly eight years with a 73-64 win over Washington on Saturday night.
The Cardinal (10-8, 4-1 Pac-12) had not won both games of a Pac-12 road trip since sweeping the Oregon schools in February 2010. Stanford raced past Washington State on Thursday and took advantage of a lengthy second-half scoring drought by Washington to pull away for its fourth straight victory.
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Jaylen Nowell led Washington (13-5, 3-2) with 20 points and David Crisp added 11. The Huskies were unable to overcome long scoreless stretches in both halves and were outrebounded 48-28.
Michael Humphrey had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Kezie Okpala added 10 points for the Cardinal.
Davis was the star, playing a few miles from where he was a prep star at Garfield High School and on the court he was originally slated to play collegiately. Davis de-committed from Washington after Lorenzo Romar was fired last March and instead ended up at Stanford.
Davis was the subject of boos and chants from Washington fans throughout, but he silenced those same fans hitting a 3-pointer with 3:23 left to push Stanford’s lead to 65-60. It was his only 3 of the game, and Davis added 10 rebounds and five assists. He did have seven turnovers.
Stanford had double-digit leads in both halves, including a 13-point lead with 8:40 remaining after Okpala’s two-handed dunk down the lane. They nearly gave it all away as the Huskies scored 11 of the next 13 points and pulled within 60-56 on Crisp’s basket with 6:09 left. The lead was down …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports