The Washington State Cougars are a middle-of-the-pack team in the Pac-12 Conference, not the worst, but certainly not the best.
But the Cougars gave No. 3 Stanford everything it wanted Friday night before the Cardinal pulled away late for their 21st straight victory. It also improved Stanford’s record against the Cougars to 56-0 all-time.
Now on Sunday, the Cardinal head to Seattle for an afternoon tussle with the Washington Huskies having gone nearly three months since tasting defeat. Stanford’s only loss was a 76-57 defeat at the hands of No. 1 Connecticut on Nov. 11.
THE GAME: Stanford Cardinal (22-1) at Washington Huskies (12-10), 12:30 p.m.
PAC-12 CONFERENCE: Stanford 11-0, Washington 5-6
LAST MEETING: Feb. 28, 2013, at Seattle. Stanford 71, Washington 36: The Huskies were down two starters due to suspensions and were no match for the No. 4-ranked Cardinal, who won their 13th straight game. Chiney Ogwumike scored 24 points and had 13 rebounds for Stanford.
ALL-TIME: Stanford leads 43-14
CURRENT STREAK: Stanford has won last 13 meetings
Elsewhere on The Docket for Sunday:
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Cal Golden Bears (15-7) at Washington State Cougars (12-11), 2 p.m.
PAC-12 CONFERENCE: Cal 7-4, Washington State 6-5
LAST MEETING: Feb. 28, 2013, at Pullman. Cal 73, Washington State 60: Layshia Clarendon scored 26 points as No. 6 Cal beat Washington State. The Golden Bears took control with three late 3-pointers in the first half to take a 42-35 lead at the break. Cal held the Cougars to 30 percent shooting in the second half to pull away.
ALL-TIME: Cal leads 38-21
CURRENT STREAK: Cal has won last three meetings
NBA: Sacramento Kings (17-33) at Washington Wizards (24-25), 3 p.m.
LAST MEETING: Jan. 28, 2013, at Washington. Kings 96, Wizards 94: Isaiah Thomas drained a left-handed floater in the middle of the lane with one second left to carry Sacramento past Washington to complete a season sweep. Thomas led the Kings with 22 points, 10 of them in the fourth quarter, and Francisco Garcia added 17 for Sacramento. Emeka Okafor had 23 points and 15 rebounds for the Wizards.
ALL-TIME: Kings lead 17-13 (since Washington franchise changed name to Wizards in 1997)
CURRENT STREAK: Kings have won last three meetings