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Huskies Squander Late Lead, Drop Third Straight

The Huskies squandered a three point lead with 14 seconds remaining on way to a 68-60 overtime lost, the third straight defeat for the UW.

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The Huskies blew a three point lead in the final seconds and eventually lost their third straight game, falling to Stanford 68-60 in overtime in the second game of the Pac-12 slate.

Nigel Williams-Goss stepped to the free throw line up two points with 13 seconds remaining with a chance to seal the deal, but the sophomore missed the front end of a one-and-one and Chasson Randle scored with two seconds remaining put the game into OT.

The Huskies were outscored 12-4 in overtime and are now 0-2 in conference play.

Somehow the Huskies went 14 minutes during the end of the first half and beginning of the second half without scoring a field goal and were still somehow in control of the game at the end. The Huskies held Stanford to 39% shooting, which allowed the Huskies to comeback in the second half.

Shawn Kemp Jr. led the Huskies with 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting. He scored 10 points in the first six minutes before having to sit with two fouls. Robert Upshaw came off the bench and recorded 10 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. His rim protection helped the Huskies stay in the game during their scoring drought and throughout the second half.

Andrew Andrews was the only other Husky in double digits, finishing 3-for-11 with 13 points. Williams-Goss left the game early with what appeared to be a sore back and wasn't effective when he came back, finishing with eight points on 3-for-11 shooting with five assists, three rebounds and five turnovers.

The Huskies led by as many as 10 early in the first half after knocking down three 3-pointers before somebody put a lid on the rim halfway through the first half.

Turnovers plagued the Huskies for the second straight game. They finished with 19 on the night. I've never seen a team turn it over more times while driving in the post and forcing a pass instead of shooting a high percentage shot.

Randle led all scorers with 24 points, and Anthony Brown and Stefan Nastic added 16 and 10 respectively for the Cardinal.

The Huskies head home to face Washington State on Saturday at 12 p.m.