Da Silva, Cardinal pull away from Washington in 2nd half

Da Silva, Cardinal pull away from Washington in 2nd half
Stanford's Oscar da Silva hangs from the basket after dunking against Washington late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Seattle. Stanford won 72-64. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Oscar Da Silva scored 16 point and grabbed nine rebounds, Tyrell Terry added 14 points and Stanford held Washington to just eight second-half field goals to beat the Huskies 72-64 on Thursday night.

The Cardinal (17-9, 6-7 Pac-12) picked up a quality road win with tournament selection time approaching, snapped a four-game losing streak and sent the Huskies (12-15, 2-12) to their ninth straight loss. Washington has now lost 13 of its last 15.

Washington got 14 points from Isaiah Stewart, who fueled the Huskies during an entertaining first half and also set the school’s freshman record for blocks and rebounds.

The Huskies took a 37-35 halftime lead on Nahziah Carter’s fastbreak dunk following a steal and touch pass form Marcus Tsohonis. The rally was spurred in part by a flagrant foul on Lukas Kisunas, giving Stewart two free throws, and an 8-4 run to finish the half.

RaeQuan Battle’s four-point play with 16:03 in the game gave the Huskies 47-44 lead, but things went awry from there. Stanford held Washington scoreless for the next 5:10, then for another 4:21 after a pair of free throws, building a 55-49 lead with 9:14 left.

They weren’t done, adding another 4:27 scoreless stretch. In all, the Huskies made 1 of 17 field goals during those long barren runs, shooting 27% from the field in the second half. They hit just 4 of 24 3-point attempts.

Stanford also got 12 points from Spencer Jones, who was 4 of 8 on 3-pointers.

Tsohonis added 11 for Washington, and Carter and Battle added 10 apiece.

BIG PICTURE

Stanford: This victory will look great on the Cardinal’s tournament resume. After this road swing through the Evergreen State, home games against Utah and Colorado loom large next week and will go a long way to determining Stanford’s postseason hopes.

Washington: Another bad loss in an increasingly difficult season. The Huskies looked competitive for a half, then were anything but down the stretch.

UP NEXT

Stanford: The Cardinal travel across the state to play Washington State on Sunday.

Washington: The Huskies will try to salvage a series split when they host Cal on Saturday.

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