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January 14, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Stanford game thread

POST-GAME ANALYSIS — Check back in a few hours for a post-game breakdown.
IT’S OVER — UW 94-61.
SHERRAR TIME — The walk-on is in. with 2:31 left. Sherrar received a huge ovation. It’s his fourth game and he has yet to score a point. Everyone wants him to score. UW 89-54.
DANCING DAWGS — UW unveiled a new video, which features dancing players. Pretty cute. UW 87-51.
SLOWING DOWN — As you can tell, I’m slowing down on the game thread. Pondexter has just checked out. He has 27 points and 10 rebounds. Thomas is out. He has 15 points and seven assists. Gaddy is on the court with four reserves to mop up the final minutes. And the fans are yelling for walkon Brendan Sherrar. UW 87-45.
IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING — UW largets win against Stanford is 24 points. The Huskies did that in 1961 when they won 71-47.
IT’S A PARTY — Everybody wants to get in on the fun. Scott Suggs has hit three treys. His last triple sent the UW bench into a frenzy. It’s good to see the Husky reserves standing and enjoying the win. UW 74-40.
WOW — This is getting embarrassing. Stanford can’t do much of anything. And UW is running a layup drill. Seriously. Pondexter just flushed his second alley-oop dunk. And the Cardinal’s body language is awful. It’s defeated. The Huskies can name the final score. UW 59-31.
SECOND HALF — The Huskies are continuing where they left off. They began the half with a 12-9 run. Pondexter is taking over. He’s sank two 3s and he flushed an alley-oop dunk. It’s going to be difficult for the Huskies to maintain their intensity. You’d expect them to come back to Earth a bit. But Stanford is just having a hard time finding consistent offense. UW 53-31.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — I don’t recognize this team. Seriously. Where have these guys been? Holiday has made a huge difference. He’s everywhere. He has six points and five rebounds and he’s playing inspired defense. Gaddy looks as if he’s discovered a new shot, some sort of running half-jumper that catches defenders unaware. He has 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting. Defensively, UW has regained its mojo. The Huskies are challenging every dribble, pass and shot and basically making life miserable for the Cardinal. Stanford has 13 turnovers and 19 field goal attempts. If not for Fields (13 points) this game would be over.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — UW 41-22.
HUSKY BASKETBALL — Five players hit the floor going for a loose ball. On the floor, Pondexter, Thomas, Gaddy, Holiday and Gant. UW 41-22.
PONDEXTER BEING PRODUCTIVE — He has seven points, three rebounds and two assists.
IT’S A 20-POINT LEAD — The Huskies are firmly in control. All phases are clicking. Defensively they’ve thrown up a wall around the rim. Offensively they’re moving the ball and creating open shots. Holiday is making a huge difference. He just sank a layup on a backdoor cut on the baseline. UW 38-18.
FIELDS MAKES A HIGHLIGHT — Fields retrieved his missed shot and dunked on Bryan-Amaning. UW 33-16.
FIELDS STANDS ALONE — Fields has 8 points and his teammates have 2. UW 25-10.
BLOWOUT CITY — Stanford has only taken eight shots and its committed 10 turnovers. UW 22-6.
BRYAN-AMANING SAYS HELLO — Bryan-Amaning just made his best play of the season. Overton forced a steal and threw a long pass to Bryan-Amaning who ran down the ball and dropped a hammer dunk on Drew Shiller. UW 17-6.
HUSKIES RUNNING — UW led 7-6 when they started on an 8-0 run. The last few possessions have been a bit sloppy. Bryan-Amaning missed a dunk. Turner threw up an air ball on a three. And the Huskies committed a slew of turnovers. UW 15-6.
OVERTON IS BACK — Overton looks as if he’s returned to his old defensive self. He’s up and into the ball handler. He’s being chippy. He’s looking for steals and drawing offensive fouls. 11-6.
WHERE HAS THIS TEAM BEEN? — Holiday converted an alley-oop layup before blocking Trotter’s layup that sent the place into a frenzy. Then Pondexter blew the lid off the building when he flushed a tomahawk jam. UW 13-6.
QUESTIONABLE CALL — Pac-10 officiating strikes again. I normally don’t get on the refs, but they called Thomas with an offensive foul on a play that was a no-call at best. Thomas had the ball and he made contact with a Stanford player outside the arc and the ref called a foul. Lorenzo Romar went ballistic. And the crowd is going wild.
SECOND SUB — Venoy Overton checks in for Gaddy amid a loud ovation.
IT’S A HOLIDAY — Holiday is having an amazing start. He sank an open jumper and just ripped the ball away on a steal. UW 9-6.
FIRST SUB — Bryan-Amaning is in for Breshers. UW 9-6.
STRANGE TO BE AHEAD — UW is leading for the first time since Oregon State game. UW 5-4.
HOLIDAY AGAIN — Holiday locked up Zimmerman in the backcourt, forcing Stanford to call a timeout.
HOLIDAY MAKES A DIFFERENCE — On the first possession, Holiday drew an offensive foul on Fields and snagged an offensive rebound on UW’s first possession. Thomas drained a long jumper despite being fouled. UW 3-0.
STARTERS — Holiday, Breshers, Pondexter, Gaddy and Thomas.
Stanford: F Landry Fields, F Andrew Zimmerman, F Jack Trotter, G Jarrett Mann and G Jeremy Green.
SIXTH STARTING LINEUP — This is the sixth starting lineup for UW. It’s most successful grouping has been Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Quincy Pondexter, Darnell Gant, Venoy Overton and Isaiah Thomas. That group is 4-0.
When UW had Bryan-Amaning, Pondexter, Gant, Gaddy and Thomas starting it was 4-1.
HOLIDAY STARTING — It looks like Justin Holiday will get his first career start tonight. He’s listed as a starter on the JumboTron that hangs over the court. Holiday goes from being ineligible the past two games to a starter. That’s a big move.
PICKS — This is a Husky blog, but I found it just a little strange that no one picked Stanford in an upset.
EERIE COINCIDENCE — In 2007, UW entered a Jan. 11 home game against Stanford with a 1-3 Pac-10 record. That was the season, the Huskies began 17th in the AP poll and slid out of the rankings after a game against Arizona State. Sound familiar? In ’07, UW lost that game 78-77 and finished 19-13.
WILCOX WARMING UP — Apparently the idea of UW burning C.J. Wilcox’s redshirt gained some steam this week when KJR’s Dave Mahler mentioned he spotted Wilcox warming up during the Arizona and Arizona State games.
Well fact of the matter is Wilcox has gone through warmups and worn game gear on the bench in all but one or two games this season. He started the season wearing dress clothes, but literally ran out of nice clothing options and determined it was easier to wear warmups like everyone else.
ON TV — You can find the game on FSN. Steve Physioc and Marques Johnson have the call.

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