SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 22 points in the final three minutes of the first half, Venoy Overton had his best game of the season with 14 off the bench, and Washington beat Stanford 87-76 on Saturday night.
Washington (17-7, 9-4 Pac-10) avenged a loss last month at Stanford when the Huskies blew an 11-point lead in the final 9 minutes and suffered their first Pac-10 setback. This time, the Cardinal served as validation that the Huskies have corrected the problems that surfaced a week ago during their three-game losing streak.
Thomas missed his first four shots, then caught fire at the end of the first half, helping the Huskies to a 48-31 lead at the break.
Jeremy Green scored 24 points for Stanford (13-11, 6-7), his fourth straight game scoring at least 20.
The 87 points scored by Washington were the most allowed this season by the Cardinal and just the second time any team topped 80 on Stanford.
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