The Stanford Cardinal lost for the first time since November, falling to the Washington Huskies 87-82 on Sunday at Bank of America Arena in Seattle.
The Cardinal (22-2, 11-1 Pac-12 Conference) had some notable streaks ended—their 21-game winning streak overall, a 14-game winning streak against the Huskies (13-10, 6-6) and a 62-game road winning streak in conference play, dating back to a Jan. 18, 2009, loss to Cal at Berkeley.
Chiney Ogwumike, the Pac-12’s leading scorer, had 23 points for the Cardinal, but they shot a dismal 28-for-81 overall and were just 9-for-41 from 3-point range. Stanford had to start gunning from deep when they fell behind by 16, 64-48, with 9:38 to play.
The Cardinal fought back late, getting as close as 85-82 on an Ogwumike free throw with seven seconds to go, but Aminah Williams hit a pair of free throws for Washington with four seconds left to seal the deal.
Kelsey Plum led the Huskies with 23 points. Mercedes Wetmore added 18 points and four assists, Williams had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Jazmine Davis tossed in 14 points and Talia Walton had 13.
Ogwumike also had 14 rebounds for the Cardinal, while Mikaela Ruef had 16 points and 22 rebounds. Bonnie Samuelson scored 14 points and Lili Thompson added 13. Amber Orrange had nine rebounds and five assists, but scored just eight points on 2-of-15 shooting.
Stanford was 28-for-81 overall (34.6 percent), 9-for-41 from 3-point range (22 percent) and 17-for-20 (85 percent) from the line. Washington was 30-for-64 (46.9 percent), 9-for-22 (40.9 percent) and 18-for-31 (58.1 percent).
The Cardinal dominated the glass 57-39 and had 23 offensive boards. The teams played a clean possession game, with Stanford committing seven turnovers and the Huskies coughing it up just five times.
It is the highest-ranked opponent Washington has beaten since a win over a second-ranked Stanford squad in 1990.
The Cardinal return home on Valentine’s night to face No. 11 Arizona State at 7 p.m. Pacific.