STANFORD, Calif. - Josh Owens scored the go-ahead basket on a left-handed tip-in with 29 seconds left, and Stanford stunned No. 17 Washington, 58-56, on Thursday night to stay unbeaten at home this season.
Scott Suggs missed a baseline 3-pointer moments later for Washington after he knocked down a tying 3 with 1:08 left. Stanford’s Jeremy Green was whistled for a foul against Justin Holiday on the rebound, but Holiday missed both free throws with 2.5 seconds on the clock – the second on purpose with hopes of giving his team another chance.
The Huskies (12-4 overall, 4-1 Pacific-10 Conference) caught a break when Dwight Powell was called for traveling on the rebound, giving them back the ball for one final try. Holiday missed a long jumper from the right wing as the buzzer sounded.
Owens had 14 points, and Green added 12 for Stanford (10-5, 3-1) in the biggest win yet for third-year coach Johnny Dawkins. It was the Cardinal’s first game against a ranked opponent this season.
Powell had 11 points and seven rebounds for Stanford, including a key putback with 1:44 to play.
Holiday finished with 15 points, including eight straight early in the second half after going 0-for-5 in the first half. Isaiah Thomas added 14 points and seven assists for the Huskies, who couldn’t hold a 51-40 lead on Venoy Overton’s layup with 8:55 left and had their six-game winning streak snapped.
The Cardinal beat a ranked foe for the first time since a 74-64 victory against No. 21 Arizona State on March 5, 2009.
The cold-shooting Huskies had their Pac-10 winning streak snapped at 11 games, held to their lowest scoring total of the season and 36.2 percent shooting from the field.