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No. 14 Washington State can win 20th game vs. Stanford

Feb 8, 2007 - 4:54 PM Stanford (15-6) at No. 14 Washington St (19-4) 10:00 pm EST

PULLMAN, Washington (Ticker) - With a major milestone in its sight, Washington State still has its eyes on an even bigger prize.

The 14th-ranked Cougars can win for the fifth time in six games and register their first 20-victory campaign in 13 years Thursday when they host Stanford in a Pac-10 Conference clash.

Coming off its first regular-season sweeps of both Arizona and Arizona State, Washington State (19-4, 8-3 Pac-10) ranks among the nation's leaders in fewest turnovers (10.3) and points allowed (58.7).

The Cougars, who have not won 20 games in a season since the 1993-94 campaign, are just 1 1/2 games behind UCLA for first place in the conference standings and the top seed in next month's Pac-10 tournament.

Washington State is coming off Saturday's 48-47 victory over Arizona State. Daven Harmeling scored 16 points and Derrick Low added 10 for the Cougars, who won despite making just 4-of-20 shots in the second half.

The Cardinal (15-6, 7-3) have won seven of their last nine contests and third in the Pac-10, also looking for the top seed. They are 5-2 on the road this season.

Stanford bounced back from a double-overtime loss to Gonzaga with Saturday's 90-71 triumph over California. Lawrence Hill made 10-of-13 shots to score 24 points and Fred Washington added a season-high 21 for the Cardinal.

Washington State has dropped 10 consecutive home meetings with Stanford and 22 of the last 24 in the series. The Cardinal received 30 points from Anthony Goods in a 71-68 victory over the Cougars on January 13.

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    STANFORD 20 25 45
    WASHINGTON ST (14) 22 36 58 FINAL

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