Men's Basketball

Card Comes up Short

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford had a chance to win on the game's final possession, but KZ Okpala's shot at the buzzer was no good and Stanford fell to No. 25 Washington, 62-61.
Jaylen Nowell scored 13 points and Noah Dickerson added 12 points for the Huskies (23-6, 14-2 Pac-12).
Josh Sharma scored 16 to go along with 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. The teams traded baskets down the stretch, before Washington forced a pair of turnovers in the final 2:37 to gain the advantage. A Sharma basket put Stanford back on top with 1:51 to go, but UW got consecutive baskets from Nowell to go on top for good.
Oscar da Silva added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (15-14, 8-9), who had won the last four meetings at home in the series and three of four overall.
Marcus Sheffield hit a tying three with 5:09 to play to make it 54-all, and then Matisse Thybulle answered for Washington moments later before Sheffield made another jumper at 3:27.
Cormac Ryan hit a go-ahead three with 12:14 left to put Stanford ahead 41-40 and finished with 13 points. He made three three-pointers in the contest.
Washington's David Crisp scored seven points on 2-of-8 shooting.
Okpala picked up two quick fouls in the opening 10 minutes with a charge.
The Cardinal missed their first eight 3-point attempts before Sheffield connected with 16:20 left in the game.
Both teams went cold late in the first half — each team going 1 for 10 during a spurt — and the Cardinal didn't score over the final 5:15 of the first half.
Washington, which missed its initial five field-goal tries, led 29-23 at the break.
Stanford will close the regular season at home against California this coming Thursday (March 7) at 8 p.m. at Maples Pavilion. Thursday's contest will serve as Senior Night for the Cardinal, which will honor Sharma and manager Ryan Cole prior to the contest.