After struggling in the first half, Washington (26-7) kicked its long-armed, swarming defense into a faster gear and the fifth-seeded Buffaloes (21-12) had trouble handling it.
Jaylen Nowell scored 24 points, David Crisp added 18 and Washington held off a late charge to beat Southern California 78-75 in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
Washington will honor its four seniors, David Crisp, Noah Dickerson, Dominic Green and Matisse Thybulle on Saturday pregame starting at the 15 minute mark on the game clock. The Huskies will also recognize three student managers during that time. The four seniors have combined to play in 508 career games with 343 starts, while scoring a total of 4,811 points in 13,298 minutes ... they've also pulled down 1,910 rebounds and registered 73 wins.
he Huskies (24-6, 15-2 Pac-12) have already wrapped up the regular season conference title and No. 1 seed at the conference tournament next week in Las Vegas. But it was another uncomfortable night for the league champs, being forced to overtime for the first time this season by the Beavers.
Washington had been forcing 16.1 turnovers per game and pushed Stanford into 18.