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Washington breaks the Maples Jinx

The Huskies started slowly in this one overcoming a 10 point first half deficit  to take the lead at the half and go on to a 75-68 win over Stanford.

Quicncy Pondexter tallied 20 points, including a pair of key free throws down the stretch to help lead the Huskies to victory, It was the second straight 20 point performance for the junior.


Isaiah Thomas added 17 points for the Huskies (17-6, 8-3 Pac-10), who ended a 15-game losing streak at Stanford. Jon Brockman added 13 points and 12 rebounds, andVenoy Overton had 11 points.


Landry Fields scored a career-high 22 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (14-7, 4-7), who have lost four of their last five. Anthony Goods added 12 points and Jeremy Green had 11.


Stanford closed to within 66-63 on Fields' jumper with 2:18 left. Thomas followed with a leaner and the Cardinal never got any closer.


The Huskies end up salvaging a split on their four game road trip. Nexy up is the two Oregon schools who will visit Hec Edmundson this week.