How do you find excitement in a 69-59 win over Washington State, who came into Thursday night as the losers of four straight games? It takes only a reminder of last year's clash for the Cardinal and Cougars in Maples Pavilion, when Stanford scored just 12 points in the first half en route to a home loss. The 2006 edition saw Stanford execute offensively to the tune of 51.3% shooting in the first half against the conference's best defense, converting 10 assists against just two turnovers. The game evened out in the second half, but the defensive insertion of redshirt sophomore Tim Morris into the game stemmed the scoring of Josh Akognon and allowed the Card to collect their fifth conference win of the year. This was a quality victory against a team that swept Stanford in the regular season last year, pleasing both players and coaches afterward.
Washington State press room post-game -
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