March 12, 2009

Washington, Arizona St. advance in Pac-10

Jon Brockman scored 20 points with eight rebounds Thursday, helping carry Washington into the Pacific-10 semifinals with an 85-73 win over Stanford.

The 10th-ranked Huskies held Stanford scoreless for almost four minutes down the stretch to put the game away and set up a semifinal meeting Friday with No. 23 Arizona State.

Arizona State opened the quarterfinal action Thursday by downing Arizona 68-56.

Washington improved to 25-7, getting 14 points from Isaiah Thomas and 11 from Quincy Pondexter. Stanford was led by 26 from Anthony Goods.

Arizona State (23-8) pulled away in the second half behind a 27-point effort from James Harden. The Sun Devils completed a three-game sweep of the Wildcats this season and won their second straight after suffering a three-game losing streak.

Thursday's evening quarterfinal action saw California taking on USC and No. 14 UCLA facing Washington State.