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The Washington men's basketball team will look to end their three game losing streak when the Stanford Cardinal come to town to face the Huskies Wednesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

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Stanford Cardinal
@ Washington Huskies

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014, 6:00 PM PST
Alaska Airlines Arena

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The game has been switched to ESPN and is no longer on ESPN2 due to the Duke/UNC game being postponed because of a snowstorm.



FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Chasson Randle 22 34.9 6.0 12.5 48.5 1.7 4.4 39.2 5.0 6.5 76.9 0.5 3.1 3.6 2.3 2.1 0.5 0.1 2.8 18.8
Dwight Powell 22 33.3 5.3 11.3 47.2 0.3 1.1 28.0 4.3 6.4 66.7 2.0 5.8 7.8 4.0 3.1 1.5 1.0 3.1 15.2
Anthony Brown 22 34.0 4.2 8.8 47.7 1.5 3.2 47.9 2.7 3.3 80.8 1.2 4.0 5.3 2.3 1.7 0.9 0.1 1.8 12.6
Josh Huestis 22 34.4 4.4 9.7 45.1 0.8 2.2 36.7 1.5 2.4 64.2 2.2 5.9 8.1 1.2 1.1 0.5 1.8 2.2 11.1
Stefan Nastic 22 20.0 2.9 5.1 56.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 3.2 68.6 1.1 2.1 3.2 1.4 1.2 0.2 1.0 3.1 8.0
Aaron Bright 7 19.3 1.4 4.0 35.7 1.0 2.6 38.9 2.0 2.7 73.7 0.0 1.1 1.1 2.3 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.6 5.9
John Gage 20 11.3 1.2 2.6 46.2 1.0 2.1 48.8 0.4 0.4 87.5 0.4 1.1 1.5 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 1.6 3.8
Robbie Lemons 21 11.5 0.7 2.1 33.3 0.4 1.4 31.0 0.2 0.4 50.0 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.8 2.0
Marcus Allen 19 7.8 0.8 1.7 50.0 0.1 0.3 33.3 0.2 0.5 40.0 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.7 2.0
Malcolm Allen 8 4.4 0.5 0.9 57.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.6 60.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.4
Grant Verhoeven 20 5.8 0.2 0.6 36.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 66.7 0.5 0.8 1.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.4 0.7
Jack Ryan 6 3.2 0.2 0.3 50.0 0.2 0.3 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.5
Schuyler Rimmer 8 5.8 0.1 0.9 14.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 33.3 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.4
Wade Morgan 4 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.5 50.0 0.0 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
Rosco Allen 1 7.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Tomorrow's game can be viewed on ESPN2 or listened to on the radio on Sports Radio KJR 950.

Player to Watch: Chasson Randle

Bio: The Rock Island, Ill. native is in his third season with the Cardinal. He is a 2011 graduate of Rock Island High School, and was rated the 60th overall player in his class by ESPN. Randle was named co-Mr.Basketball of Illinois and Gatorade Illinois Basketball Player of the Year his senior season, averaging 22.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team in 2012 and second team All-Academic in 2013.

Stats: Randle is currently Stanford's leading scorer at 18.8 points per game, good for fourth in the Pac-12. Randle has poured in double digit scoring in 20 of Stanford's 22 games this season, including 33 against the Huskies in January. In that game Randle shot 11-15 from the field and 10-13 from the free throw line, tying his career high he set earlier in the season against BYU.  Randle has improved in almost every statistical category, most importantly field goal percentage (48%) and three point percentage (39%). Randle's shooting has been key for the Cardinals success, as he has shot under 50% from the field in five of their seven losses.

Scouting Report: Randle doesn't fit a particular position mold, playing both the point guard and shooting guard positions. He is a good spot up shooter and is able to score from any spot on the floor. Against smaller guards, Randle looks to use his physicality to get into the lane, but can use his quickness to get past taller defenders. He doesn't have high potential but uses his basketball IQ and craftiness to get it done on a night to night basis.

Closing comments

Have I said that the Huskies are in desperate need of a victory before? This still holds true as the Dawgs are on a three game skid, but return home to Alaska Airlines Arena, where they have been able to play their best throughout the season. This team is in need of some excitement, and while this one is close, I don't think they will have enough. Give me Stanford 74-69.

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