Washington routs Stanford 91-68 to open Pac-12 tournament

Mar 9, 2016, 2:20 PM | Updated: 2:31 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Dejounte Murray scored 25 points, Marquese Chriss had 18 and 10 rebounds, and Washington routed Stanford 91-68 Wednesday in the opening game of the Pac-12 tournament.

Washington (18-13) entered the Pac-12 tournament hoping boost its slim NCAA Tournament chances. The eighth-seeded Huskies got off to a strong start against Stanford, building a 17-point lead in the game’s first six minutes.

Washington continued to pour it on after that opening burst, shooting 50 percent to earn a spot in Thursday’s second round against top-seeded Oregon.

Andrew Andrews had 14 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Huskies.

Stanford (15-15) stumbled through the regular season and fell flat in its lone postseason game, potentially putting coach Johnny Dawkins’ job in jeopardy.

Dorian Pickens had 17 points to lead the Cardinal, who were 3 of 21 (14 percent) from 3-point range.

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