PALO ALTO, California -- Chris Hernandez and Stanford
miraculously found a way to continue Washington's struggles at
Matt Haryasz had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Hernandez added
15 points as the Cardinal posted a 76-67 upset victory over
ninth-ranked the Huskies in a Pac-10 Conference thriller.
Things did not look good for Stanford as Brandon Roy scored four
straight points to help Washington (16-4, 5-4 Pac-10) grab a
63-60 advantage with just two seconds left in the second half.
The Huskies, who were looking to snap a 12-game losing streak
here, then committed a major sin before the end of regulation.
Inbounded the ball from the opposite endline, Haryasz caught a
half-court pass and found Hernandez streaking down the right
sideline. With the clock winding down, the senior guard was
fouled by Roy trying to get off a 3-point attempt before the
An 86 percent shooter from the stripe, Hernandez sank his first
two attempts before rattling in the third to force overtime,
completely switching the game's momentum.
In the extra session, the Cardinal (10-7, 6-3) wasted no time
taking control as they opened with an 11-2 burst and never
looked back. Haryasz and Hernandez combined to score seven
points during the stretch.
Meanwhile, Washington never found its touch as it managed only
four points in the overtime, missing all six shots from the
field. Overall, it shot just 34 percent (12-of-35) after the
Lawrence Hill collected 12 points, seven rebounds and six blocks
for the Cardinal, who shot 42 percent (22-of-52) overall and
scored 24 second-chance points.
Stanford has now won eight consecutive games here in Maples
since dropping its home opener with a 79-63 setback to UC-Irvine
on November 19.
Haryasz, who missed two games in November with an ankle injury,
has been a major factor in the resurgence of the Cardinal after
an early-season swoon that featured four losses in their first
In the last five games, the senior center has averaged 24.4
points on 70 percent (43-of-61) shooting. He has also pulled
down 9.2 rebounds as Stanford has gone 4-1 in that stretch.
Roy finished with 25 points and Jamaal Williams added 15 for the
Washington, which shot 36 percent (26-of-71), but made just
2-of-17 shots from the arc.