Confession: If the Super Bowl, Sochi Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and Washington’s upset of then-No. 3 Stanford were on the old-school VHS, I would have worn out my copies by now, film rippling out of the VCR (look it up kids). Thankfully On-Demand and my Watch ESPN app are fulfilling my addiction to replay the athletic eye-candy.
UW played its best all-around game of the season. The Super Bowl champion Seahawks displayed a defensive masterpiece and the Opening Ceremony was captivating and innovative. But enough about my obsessions.
Pac-12 Networks will also fulfill demand and replay the Washington-Stanford game on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (PT) on all of the channels except Pac-12 Mountain. The encore will lead into the 30-minute men’s basketball pregame show prior to the live telecast of Utah vs. USC men’s hoops.
Washington’s win Sunday was the biggest in program history since UW defeated then-No. 2 Stanford in 1990 under former coach Chris Gobrecht. That victory on Feb. 7, 1990 was part of a 17-game win streak for Washington. The Huskies spent the stretch ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation in tying for first for a share of the then-Pac-10 regular-season title.
UW lost to Auburn, 70-56, in the opening-round of the 1990 NCAA tournament to end the streak and season.
In the 1990s, UW beating Stanford was simply part of the rivalry between the schools. On Sunday, it was a true upset. Washington (13-10, 6-6 Pac-12) is sixth in conference standings. The top four teams in regular-season standings receive a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament at KeyArena in March.
As Washington makes it push for a top slot in the conference standings, the Pac-12 Networks will kick-off its weekend broadcast with Washington’s rematch at Colorado (14-9, 4-8) on Friday. The game will air at 5:30pm (PT) on the Networks.
UW defeated then-No. 21 Colorado 81-71 at Alaska Airlines Arena in January behind a career-best 35 points from freshman G Kelsey Plum. It was UW’s first win against a ranked opponent since defeating then-No. 9 Cal in 2008.
The trip to the Rocky Mountain schools last season dashed Washington’s NCAA tournament berth hopes. The Buffs beat the Huskies in Boulder and in the Pac-12 tourney, shipping them off to compete in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (NIT) while the Buffs played in an NCAA first-round game hosted on its home court.
Both are out of NCAA tourney contention this season, but it’ll be interesting to see how the young Washington team responds to the euphoric upset against Stanford on Sunday.
Here’s the remaining television schedule for this weekend’s Pac-12 games:
Washington at Colorado (P12N), 6:30 p.m. MT
Washington State at Utah (Live Stream/pac-12.com), 7 p.m. PT
UCLA at Oregon State (Live Stream/pac-12.com), 7 p.m. PT
#15/21 Arizona State at #6/5 Stanford (Live Stream/pac-12.com) 7 p.m. PT
USC at Oregon (P12N), 7:30 p.m. PT
Arizona at #22/22 California (P12N), 7:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 9
Arizona at #6/5 Stanford (P12N), 12 p.m. PT
Washington State at Colorado (P12N), 1 p.m. MT
USC at Oregon State (P12N), 12 p.m. PT
Washington at Utah (Live Stream/pac-12.com), 3 p.m. MT
#15/21 Arizona State at #22/22 California (P12N), 4 p.m. PT
* game times local to site; Live stream of games is available at pac-12.com.
P12N indicates televised match on Pac-12 Networks.