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January 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Stanford live game thread

IT’S OVER — UW 76-63.
ALMOST OVER — The fans are leaving. UW 74-61, 1:32.
A RARE SIGHTING — Wow. Simmons dunk. Not bagging on the guy at all, but I think that’s the first time I’ve seen him dunk. UW 71-54, 3:45.
FOULED OUT — Suspect call from an official who called a foul on Seferian-Jenkins. It looked as if he whiffed on contact, but the ref saw something else. He’s disqualified and finished with seven rebounds and zero points and one assist. UW 65-48, 6:49.
STILL SURGING — UW 65-46, 7:33.
EARLY KNOCKOUT? — This place is crazy now. Ross converted an alley-oop dunk from Wroten. Ross drained a three-pointer and Wroten scored a layup. Dawkins called his second timeout in two minutes. UW 55-40, 11:38.
GETTING PHYSICAL — Gaddy muscled away a rebound and Gant forced a tie up with Gage. The Huskies are winning the 50-50 balls. Gant just nailed a three-pointer. Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins called timeout. The crowd is chanting: “Go Huskies!” Momentum is with the Huskies. UW 48-38, 13:07.
CAN’T STOP WROTEN — Wroten is muscling his way to the rim on dribble drive layups. It really is amazing. However, Stanford is hanging around. UW 43-38, 14:30.
FAVORITE RIM? — Maybe Ross likes shooting in front of the UW bench. He drained his first shot in the second half, a three-pointer. UW 37-33, 17:01.
EARLY FOUL TROUBLE — N’Diaye picked up his third foul. UW 34-29, 18:43.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Good half for the Huskies. The defense has been amazing. Washington is holding Stanford to 26.5 percent shooting. The Huskies are only slightly better at 36.4. But the important thing is UW’s defense has nearly suffocated the Cardinal. With the exception of Owens (10 points), Stanford has no where to go for offense.
Washington is scratching out a few points with Wroten. He’s being ultra aggressively. Whenever he’s in the paint, he’s attacking Stanford and scoring left-handed layups. Everybody knows it’s coming, but the Cardinal can’t stop it. Wroten has a game-high 11 points. Gaddy also has nine points.
N’Diaye and Seferian-Jenkins each have five rebounds. ASJ is 0 for 1 from the field, but he’s provided a big emotional boost.
Ross is struggling once again in the first half. He’s 1 for 8 for two points.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — UW 32-25.

FINISH — Stanford was making a run before Gaddy nailed a big three-pointer. It’s important to finish the half out on a high note. The Huskies have dominated so far. Wouldn’t want the Cardinal to build any momentum going into the second half. UW 31-23, 1:11.
GREAT COACHING MOVE — Got to say, playing ASJ his first game at home was a smart move by coach Lorenzo Romar. The Huskies wouldn’t get this type of lift if ASJ made his debut next week at Arizona State. Even if he doesn’t score, ASJ is giving the Huskies 5-10 points because he’s a fan favorite. UW 24-16, 3:48.
ALL ABOUT ASJ — Seferian-Jenkins gets a cheer whenever he does anything. The crowd went crazy when he forced a turnover and grabbed a rebound. Fans held their breath when he took his first shot, a mid-range jumper that rimmed out. The place would have exploded if it had gone in. UW 23-13, 3:58.
GOOD DEFENSE — Stanford has converted 5 of 27 shots, 18.5 percent. UW 23-13, 5:04.
GETTING UGLY — Neither team has made a shot in about three minutes. Feels like much longer. Stanford is 20 percent form the field. Washington is 35 percent. Can’t stress enough how much the Huskies are playing defense. The guards are keeping Stanford in front of them and N’Diaye is protecting the rim as if he owns it. UW 19-13, 6:46.
SPIKE THIS — N’Diaye sent Gage’s short jumper back to Vashon. UW 18-11, 10:08.
DIFFERENT TEAM — The Huskies are playing with more energy today. It’s difficult to describe. In the opening minutes, N’Diaye and Simmons dove on the floor for lose balls. ASJ has energized the crowd. The Huskies are playing better defense than they had the past two games. UW 15-11, 11:29.
ASJ — Austin Seferian Jenkins is in. UW 11-9, 14:04.
GOOD START — Unlike the previous two games, the Huskies are off to a good start. Gaddy has a considerable advantage over Bright. He can take him any time he wants. If the Huskies ever get caught low in the shot clock, they should clear out for Gaddy. Wroten also has a size advantage over Mann. UW 9-7, 15:40.
FIRST SUB — Darnell Gant is in for Simmons. UW 7-7, 16:38.
HUMAN PINATA — Martin Breuning is getting tossed around in the pre-game mosh pit once again.
SEEING RED — There’s not many Stanford fans in the building. I remember the last home game against Stanford when a UW student needed to make a wardrobe change. There’s a few Cardinal supporters behind the opponent’s bench. Assuming they’re related to Bright, the former Bellevue High star, or Vashon Island’s John Gage.
STARTING LINEUPS: No change for Washington: Abdul Gaddy, Aziz N’Diaye, Tony Wroten, Desmond Simmons and Terrence Ross.
Big changes for Stanford. G Jarrett Man replaces Anthony Brown and F Dwight Powell replaces Andrew Zimmerman. The others include: G Aaron Bright, G Chasson Randle, and F/C Josh Owens.
FRIENDLY RIBBING — The Dawg Pack is holding up pictures of Matthew Bryan-Amaning’s dunk over Andrew Zimmerman and asking the Stanford forward sign the photos.
THREE IN A ROW? — Wonder if coach Lorenzo Romar will pick up another technical today. He’s gotten two in the past two games?
BETTER CROWD — As usual, the students swarmed into the Dawg Pack while George Clinton’s ‘Atomic Dog’ blared on the loudspeakers. Always cool. There were about 8,000 folks at the last game. Should be a better crowd today.
PAC-12 SCORES — UCLA leads Oregon 37-24 at halftime.

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