IT’S OVER — UW 87-76.
HOSLEY IS IN — Antoine Hosley is in the game. UW 84-65, 3:26.
ANOTHER UW QB IN THE HOUSE — Warren Moon drew a nice applause when he appeared on the big screen. Not nearly the ovation Locker received.
ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT — Bryan-Amaning missed a layup, but Ross cleaned the glass with a putback dunk that drew several oohs from the fans. Bryan-Amaning has fouled out. UW 84-64, 3:26.
BAD BODY LANGUAGE — Stanford looks as if it’s starting to accept what’s about to happen. The Cardinal players are a little lifeless, while the Huskies are still animated. Barring a major collapse, the Huskies will win their ninth Pac-10 game. UW 82-64, 4:21.
TECHNICAL ON N’DIAYE — N’Diaye drew a technical foul for hanging on the rim. It was a nice dunk. Green sank the ensuing free throws. UW 70-55, 7:32.
FOUR ON POWELL — Powell also has four fouls. He’s staying in. UW 68-53, 8:00.
FOUR ON MBA — Bryan-Amaning picked up his fourth foul and he’s out of the game. The third foul – an offensive foul – was a horrible call. The fourth one was legitimate. He tried to hedge out on a screen and didn’t get there in time. UW 67-51, 9:12.
WATCH THE ELBOWS — Bryan-Amaning drew a foul for throwing elbows. It was a good call. He protested the call. Romar took him out. The crowd is booing the refs. UW 58-42, 13:29.
TIMEOUT UW — Sloppy start for the Huskies. Romar called a timeout. UW 52-40.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — With Green in his face,Thomas finished the half with a three-pointer from the purple W at midcourt as time expired. The crowd went ballistic. As the Huskies swarmed Thomas, he pointed emphatically to the floor and seemed to say: “This is my house!” Wow. What a display. Amazing performance from the Husky guard. He has 14 points and four three-pointers.
This was a fairly close game. UW led 27-22 before going on a 21-9 run. Thomas scored all of his three-pointers during the spurt. Again, the little guy has been amazing.
It feels like Stanford has lost control of the game. The normally cool and calm Dawkins picked up a technical. The Cardinal guards are struggling handling UW’s pressure. Mann has five turnovers. And Stanford is failing to generate consistent offense other than Green who has 12 points.
The Huskies are 8 for 20 on three-pointers and they’re shooting 47.2 percent from the field. Washington is on its way to a big offensive night and not sure if Stanford has enough scorers to make a comeback.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — 48-31.
DAWKINS HEATED — Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins drew a technical for talking to the officials. Thomas hit both free throws. UW 42-27.
HERE WE GO — Thomas ripped a rebound away from Green and stared at him for a few seconds before passing to Overton. Overton finished the play with a layup despite a foul.
THOMAS HEATING UP — Thomas has drained consecutive treys for the Huskies. UW 37-27.
NICE STEAL — Wilcox stepped in front of a Green pass and converted a fast break layup. UW 29-22, 3:34.
MISSING MBA — The Huskies aren’t looking for Bryan-Amaning inside. Not sure why. They pass the ball around on the perimeter. They set some screens on the arc. And they take long jumpers.
LOCKER LOVE — The fans rise and applaud Jake Locker who tips his hat. It’s the loudest ovation of the night. UW 27-18, 6:51.
THOMAS RETURNS — Thomas is ready to check in. He got poked in the eye and went to the locker for treatment. UE 24-15, 8:02.
HIGHLIGHT — Ross drove baseline and leaped behind the basket for a thunderous one-hand jam that brought the house down. Amazing play. Dawkins called timeout to calm down the Cardinal. UW 24-13.
WHERE’S THOMAS — Thomas isn’t on the bench and he’s not on the floor. No news from UW just yet. UW 22-13, 9:36.
N’DIAYE GETTING ANGRY — Josh Huestis pulled N’Diaye to the floor on a foul and the UW center took exception to the rough play. He got up swinging elbows just a bit. UW 20-13, 10:36.
MATCHUPS — Wilcox is on Green and he just blocked his shot out of bounds. UW 19-13.
MORE SUBS — C.J.Wilcox is in. UW 16-11, 11:50.
SUBS — Venoy Overton, Darnell Gant and Terrence Ross are in. Same score.
WE’RE BACK — The lights still haven’t returned to full strength. Feels a cabaret game. It should be little tables with white table cloths. Still the teams have agreed to the conditions. UW 11-8, 14:15.
LIGHTS OUT — Some of the lights went out in Hec Ed. This could take awhile. The winds are howling outside. I’m worried about my deadline.
SUGGS’ FAST START — Suggs has four of UW’s six points. He’s scored on a dribble drive for a pull-up jumper and a long jumper. Both really nice plays. He’s also defending Mann at the top of the key so he’s working hard on both ends of the floor. Thomas is hounding Green. UW 6-6, 15:52.
MATCHUPS — Thomas starts out on Green, who sank a mid-range jumper. STAN 2-0.
ELECTRIC CROWD — Good crowd tonight. Much better than Thursday. Reminds me of the Arizona game. Strange.
STARTING LINEUPS — Same for UW: Isaiah Thomas, Aziz N’Diaye, Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Scott Suggs and Justin Holiday.
Stanford: G Anthony Brown, G Jeremy Green, G Jarrett Mann, F Josh Owens and F Dwight Powell.
FINAL IN PULLMAN — Washington State 75, Calfornia 71.
DAWG PACK SCOUTING REPORT — Good stuff on the DP scouting report. It says soon-to-be Husky Tony Wroten will attend tonight’s game. It’s got details on each player, including an awkward picture of Stanford sophomore star Jeremy Green.
BIG WINNER — Just met Holman9620. Cool kid. He’s a Dawg Pack member and he gave me the scoop on Fangate. It seems the gal was not a Stanford fan. She mistakenly wore the wrong colors. He says it happens from time to time. Especially in football. He also believes the Huskies will win by 11.
CHOL IN THE HOUSE — UW recruit Angelo Chol walked on the court and he’s sitting on on the UW bench with a couple of staffers watching the Huskies warm up.
KICKED OUT — A female fan was kicked out of the Dawg Pack because she was wearing a Stanford sweater. Apparently, there’s some rule that says students are only allowed to wear UW colors in the Dawg Pack. Wow. That’s gangsta.
HURRY UP COACH — Ran into coach Lorenzo Romar as I walked into the building. Dressed in black warmups, he seemed as if he was hurrying to get ready for the game. Another reporter said: “You’re late coach.” Romar smiled and replied: “Yeah. I know.”
NO CHANCE TO MOVE UP — UCLA won 69-61 and will retain sole possession of second place. Win or lose, the Huskies will remain in third place.