Washington 66

(19-11, 12-6 Pac-12)

(2) Stanford 77

(29-1, 17-1 Pac-12)

    6:15 PM ET, March 13, 2004

    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

    1 2 T
    WASH 39 2766
    #2STAN 45 3277

    Washington (19-10) at No. 2 Stanford (28-1) 6:15 pm EST

    LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Second-ranked Stanford can avenge its only loss of the season when it faces Washington Saturday in the Pac-10 Conference Tournament championship game at the Staples Center.

    The Cardinal won their first 26 games and had a chance to become the first team to complete an unbeaten Pac-10 campaign since the conference expanded to 10 teams in 1978, but lost at Washington, 75-62 last Saturday.

    The Huskies snapped a four-game losing streak in the Pacific 10 tournament with a victory in the opening round, reaching the semifinals for the first time since 1987. They reached the final for the first time with a 90-65 victory over 16th-ranked Arizona on Friday.

    Nate Robinson scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting and Tre Simmons added 19 points for Washington (19-10), which has won 14 of its last 16 games overall.

    The Huskies became the first team to defeat the Wildcats three times in a season and likely clinched their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1999.

    Stanford (28-1) is in the conference tournament final for the first time since 2002 after posting a 70-63 victory over Oregon in the semifinals on Friday.

    Josh Childress scored 18 points and Matt Lottich added 15 for the Cardinal.

    Stanford is trying to win the tournament title for the first time since 2001, when it won its third consecutive league championship.


    School Info

    Conference Pac-12 Pac-12
    Nickname Huskies Cardinal
    Type Public Private

    2003-04 Season

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