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January 4, 2015 at 9:18 AM

Huskies hoops links: Has Washington peaked too soon?

 

Washington's Nigel Williams-Goss contests a shot by Stanford's Chasson Randle during their game last year Alaska Airlines Arena. UW won 64-60. (Photo credit: Dean Rutz - Seattle Times)

Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss contests a shot by Stanford’s Chasson Randle during their game last year Alaska Airlines Arena. UW won 64-60. (Photo credit: Dean Rutz – Seattle Times)

Here’s the gist to our advance of No. 21 Washington’s game at Stanford, which follows a pair of setbacks for the Huskies.

From our story: “It’s premature to suggest Washington is at a crossroads, but it’s fair to question if the Huskies have peaked too soon.

They were spectacular during nonconference wins over ranked opponents (then-No. 13 San Diego State and then-No. 15 Oklahoma) and impressive in three victories to capture the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim, Calif., in November.

But are the past two losses a couple of stumbles during the course of a five-month season or an ominous sign that UW has hit a plateau at a time when it needs to continue improving?”

We’ll discover the answer 7 p.m Sunday.

SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:

— Here’s the UW-Stanford advance in the Associated Press.

— Oh what could have been. As the story goes Jason Terry, a former Franklin High star, verbally committed to Washington and was ready to sign with the Huskies before Lute Olson, the former Arizona coach, convinced him to take a recruiting trip to Arizona the week before the start of the fall signing period. Terry changed his mind. He signed with the Wildcats and helped them to the 1997 national title and 1998 NCAA tournament Elite Eight. He also won the 1998-99 Player of the Year award given by CBS, Sports Illustrated and the Basketball Times. Fifteen years after his collegiate career ended, Arizona is retiring Terry’s No. 31 jersey.

— No. 8 Arizona lost its last game and looks to get off the mat in a Pac-12 opener against cross-state rival Arizona State.

— Just one Pac-12 men’s basketball game Saturday and Joseph Young scored 27 points to lead Oregon to a 71-59 win over Oregon State.

 

 

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