LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Bobby Jones and Nate Robinson set
Washington up for a victory. Brandon Roy closed it out.
Robinson and Jones scored 14 points apiece and Roy made all
three of his shots in the final five minutes as No. 13
Washington edged Stanford, 66-63, in the semifinals of the
The Huskies will be in the conference tournament finals for the
second season in a row, where they will face top seed and No. 8
Arizona. Last year, they were dropped by the Cardinal in the
final of this event.
With Washington (26-5) up 64-61, Robinson attempted a turnaround
jumper, but when it missed, Roy was there with a follow shot to
stretch the lead to five with 13 seconds left.
After Stanford's Rob Little, who scored 11, cut the lead to
three on a layup with 10 seconds remaining, Robinson was
intentionally fouled with 8.8 seconds to play. The diminutive
guard missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and the Cardinal raced
down and had Jason Haas open for a 3-point attempt in the right
corner, but the shot rimmed out as the clock expired.
Matt Haryasz scored 15 for Stanford (18-12), which is now at the
mercy of the selection committee for an NCAA Tournament bid.