STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Montgomery knows Stanford's days of
easy victories are over. His team now realizes it, too.
Justin Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds and led a second-half
charge for the Cardinal (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 5 AP), who needed a strong finish to
defeat Washington 85-72 on Sunday and remain undefeated.
"They gave us some anxious moments," Montgomery said.
"They're certainly capable of scoring in bunches."
Robinson was 6-of-7 from the field and had four assists.
"I see an open shot and I'm going to take it every time," he
said. "I'm always looking to hit if there's an open look."
Stanford (11-0, 2-0) welcomed the return of Montgomery, who
served a one-game suspension -- the first of his career -- during
Friday's win over Washington State for making contact with an
official during a game against Arizona State last season. Assistant
Tony Fuller ran the team as Montgomery missed his first game in 18
seasons with the Cardinal.
Montgomery received a standing ovation when he walked onto the
court before tipoff, and he smiled and waved to the fans who sit
behind his bench.
Josh Childress, Stanford's top returning scorer from last season
playing only his second game after recovering from a left foot
injury, scored four points with a dunk and grabbed five rebounds in
13 minutes. He picked up two quick fouls.
"We just tried to make sure he didn't foul out within 10
minutes," Montgomery said jokingly. Childress was expected to play
only 12 minutes after going seven minutes Friday night.
"I kind of anticipated Josh being a little rugged and trying to
do too much," Montgomery said. "He's just got to get back in game
After Washington started the second half with five straight
points to pull within 41-39 on a 3-pointer by Simmons, the Cardinal
scored 10 straight points -- the first four by Robinson, then six
straight by Davis -- to make it 51-39.
"At times, we were a little frustrated," Washington coach
Lorenzo Romar said. "We knocked on the door and a guy gets loose
and makes a 3. We continued to knock on the door but we couldn't
get over the hump."
Washington, which shot 39 percent in its 76-62 loss Friday at
California, was slightly better in this game, making 41.8 percent.
The Huskies were outrebounded 32-27.
"They just had too many weapons for us," Washington's Nate
Robinson said. "It seemed like whenever they needed a basket,
boom, there it was."
Stanford never trailed in either of its first two conference
The Cardinal hit six of their first eight shots and held
Washington without a basket until Mike Jensen's baseline jumper at
16:27. The Huskies stayed within striking distance with 12 trips to
the free throw line but often were shooting as the shot clock
expired because of the Cardinal's tight defensive pressure that led
to a 41-34 halftime lead for Stanford.
Washington hasn't beaten a Top Five team on the road since a
58-53 win at No. 4 Saint Louis in 1951.
"We still feel really good about this team," Romar said.
"We're 5-5 and 0-2 in conference, but we're doing a lot of things