SEATTLE — One-time Washington commit Daejon Davis returned to his hometown and had 16 points, Reid Travis also finished with 16 points, and Stanford completed its first two-game road sweep in conference play in nearly eight years with a 73-64 win over Washington on Saturday night.
The Cardinal (10-8, 4-1 Pac-12) had not won both games of a Pac-12 road trip since sweeping the Oregon schools in February 2010. Stanford raced past Washington State on Thursday and took advantage of a lengthy second-half scoring drought by Washington to pull away for its fourth straight victory.
Jaylen Nowell led Washington (13-5, 3-2) with 20 points and David Crisp added 11. The Huskies were unable to overcome long scoreless stretches in both halves and were outrebounded 48-28.
Michael Humphrey had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Kezie Okpala added 10 points for the Cardinal.
Davis was the star, playing a few miles from where he was a prep star at Garfield High School and on the court he was originally slated to play collegiately. Davis de-committed from Washington after Lorenzo Romar was fired last March and instead ended up at Stanford.
Davis was the subject of boos and chants from Washington fans throughout, but he silenced those same fans hitting a 3-pointer with 3:23 left to push Stanford’s lead to 65-60. It was his only 3 of the game, and Davis added 10 rebounds and five assists. He did have seven turnovers.
Stanford had double-digit leads in both halves, including a 13-point lead with 8:40 remaining after Okpala’s two-handed dunk down the lane. They nearly gave it all away as the Huskies scored 11 of the next 13 points and pulled within 60-56 on Crisp’s basket with 6:09 left. The lead was down to 62-60 after Matisse Thybulle’s free throws with 3:52 left, but that was Washington’s final charge. Davis answered with his first 3-pointer of the game and pushed the Cardinal lead back to five. After a pair of empty possessions for Washington, Dorian Pickens added another 3 and Stanford led 68-60 with 2:25 left
Stanford: This should have been a far more comfortable victory for the Cardinal, but foul shooting was a major issue. Stanford was 15 of 28 at the foul line after entering the game at 69.5 percent for the season. Travis, who shoots nearly 71 percent on the season, was just 4 of 10.
Washington: The Huskies settled for the 3-pointer too often. Washington was 5 of 22 on 3s and 2 of 12 in the second half. Some of those were forced in the final moments, but too often the Huskies looked confused against Stanford’s defense.
Stanford: The Cardinal return home to host Arizona State next Wednesday.
Washington: The Huskies head back on the road and are at Utah next Thursday.