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January 28, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Scouting report: Stanford

Stanford guard Chasson Randle (5) celebrates after a 68-60 overtime win over Washington on  Jan. 4 at Maples Pavilion. (Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez - Associated Press)

Stanford guard Chasson Randle (5) celebrates after a 68-60 overtime win over Washington on Jan. 4 at Maples Pavilion. (Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez – Associated Press)

Scouting report: Stanford.
Game info: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000).

TV: Pac-12 Networks (Kanoa Leahey and Corey Alexander).
Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 14-5, 5-2 Pac-12 (tied third).
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Stanford and Washington.

Coach: Johnny Dawkins is 131-92 (.587) in his seventh season with the Cardinal. Prior to joining Stanford on April 28, 2008, he was an assistant at Duke for 11 seasons.

Prediction: The Cardinal were picked fifth in the Pac-12 preseason media poll.

Series: Stanford leads 72-69 in a series that began Feb. 1, 1916. Washington has won nine of the last 12 meetings, including the past five games at home. Stanford’s last win at Alaska Airlines is Jan. 31, 2008. Lorenzo Romar is 16-11 all-time record against Stanford. Dawkins is 3-10 against Washington.
Last meeting: Washington won 64-60 on Feb. 12, 2014 at Alaska Airlines Arena. C.J. Wilcox scored a team-high 17 points for the Huskies while Nigel Williams-Goss added 16 and Mike Anderson 13.

Previous game: Stanford beat Washington 68-60 in overtime on Jan. 4 at Maples Pavilion. Ahead 56-54, sophomore guard Nigel Williams-Goss could have given the Huskies a four-point lead with 13 seconds left, but he missed the front end of a one-and-one from the free-throw line. Washington was outscored 12-4 in OT. Shawn Kemp Jr. led UW with 19 points.
Odds: Stanford is a 2-point favorite.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Chasson Randle isn’t a household name across the country, but folks in the Pac-12 know he’s a superstar. The 6-2 senior guard leads the conference with a 20.2 scoring average.

He’s been a Huskies killer during his four years at Stanford. He averages 19.6 points in five games against UW. In their last meeting, Randle drained a shot with two seconds remaining in regulation to force OT. He finished with a game-high 24 points. Last season, he matched his career high with 33 points to lead Stanford to a 79-67 win at Maples Pavilion. During the rematch at UW, Randle had 17 points in a loss.

Randle, who is Stanford’s record holder for three-pointers, has converted 39.6 percent of his shots behind the arc. However, he is 4 of 24 from downtown against Washington.

Randle is a Pac-12 MVP and All-American candidate. He ranks third on Stanford’s career points list with 2,035 points. He needs 302 to move past Todd Lichti (2,336) and Adam Keefe (2,319) into first place.

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown ranks second on the team in scoring (15.8 ppg). He leads the Cardinal in rebounding (7.3), three-point shooting (47.3 percent) and assists (54). He’s also pretty good at the free throw line where he’s shooting 78.7 percent. Brown is also Stanford’s best perimeter defender and regularly tasked with guarding the opponent’s top scorer. He’s averaging 9.3 points against UW in six games. In the last meeting, Brown finished with 16 points, including a 9-for-13 performance at the free throw line.

Stefan Nastic is Stanford’s most improved player who has doubled his scoring and rebounding averages this season to 14.0 points and 7.1 rebounds, respectively. The 6-11 senior center finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds (five on the offensive end) and four steals against Washington in their last meeting. Nastic is a capable free throw shooter (67.4 percent) and a decent rim protector who has 23 blocks.

OVERVIEW:

— Since their last meeting, Stanford is 4-2, including an overtime loss at UCLA and a seven-point loss to then-No. 7 Arizona.

— Stanford shoots 40.9 percent on three-pointers, which is second in the Pac-12 behind Utah (41.7). Seven Cardinal players shoot better than 37.5 percent behind the arc. Washington has just two players (Mike Anderson and Donaven Dorsey) shooting at least 37.5 percent on three-pointers.

— It’s not a good idea to foul Stanford, which shoots 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cardinal’s three stars (Randle, Brown and Nastic) combine to shoot 79.0 percent.

— Stanford averages just 10.5 turnovers, which is the fewest in the Pac-12. In their last meeting, Washington forced just nine Cardinal turnovers.

— Freshman forward Reid Travis, who has missed the past eight games due to a stress fracture in his thigh, is expected to return Wednesday against Washington.

— Stanford’s smart-guy reputation is real. Brown (Communication major, 3.26 GPA), Nastic (Psychology major, 3.17 GPA) and Randle (African and African-American Studies major, 3.30 GPA) are the Cardinal’s senior co-captains working towards their master’s degree. Each was named to the Pac-12 all-academic team last season.

— Stanford has used seven different lineups.

STARTING LINEUP:

Pos Name Ht./Wt. Yr. PPG. RPG. APG MPG. FG% FT% 3FG%
C Stefan Nastic 6-11/245 Sr. 14 7.1 1.5 30.2 47.9 67.4 0.00
F Rosco Allen 6-9/220 Jr. 8.8 4.9 1.4 27.3 45.4 61.9 37.7
G Anthony Brown 6-6/215 Sr. 15.8 7.3 2.8 35.1 46.5 78.7 47.3
G Marcus Allen 6-3/190 So. 3.2 2.0 1.2 15.7 48.0 41.2 37.5
G Chasson Randle 6-2/185 Sr. 20.2 3.0 2.7 36.0 43.2 89.8 39.4

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