(1090 The Fan) — C.J. Wilcox made four critical free throws down the stretch to lead Washington to a much-needed 64-60 victory over Stanford, snapping a 3-game losing skid, Wednesday.
Stanford (15-8, 6-5) had a chance to tie or take the lead with less than 20 seconds left, but committed a charging foul and Wilcox subsequently iced the game from the free-throw line for Washington (14-11, 6-6).
Wilcox finished with 17 points and Nigel Williams-Goss added 16 points and five assists. Perhaps the biggest contribution for the Huskies, though, came from guard Mike Anderson who finished with 13 points including two key back-to-back 3-pointers which capped a 12-2 run over the first three minutes of the second half to give Washington a 39-36 lead.
The Cardinal would answer over the next six minutes with a 10-2 run of their own. In the middle of that run, point guard Williams-Goss limped off the court near the 13:20 mark replaced by freshman Jahmel Taylor. That switch led to two turnovers and Stanford increasing its lead to 46-41 with just over 11 minutes remaining.
But then Williams-Goss returned and the Huskies offense responded. Shawn Kemp Jr. provided two quick dunks and Anderson hit four consecutive free throws to lift Washington back into a tie 52-52 with 6:54 remaining.
At that point, Wilcox and Williams-Goss got assertive, taking the ball to the hoop and converting from the free-throw line.
Chasson Randle scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half to lead Stanford to a 34-27 halftime advantage. The team closed on a 7-0 run over the final 1:41.
Dwight Powell scored 18 points to lead the Cardinal which fell to sixth in the Pac-12 conference standings with the loss.
-Anthony Dion, 1090 The Fan
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