Daejon Davis was still in his Stanford uniform nearly 45 minutes later, signing autographs for the handful of kids still lingering around seeking out the former Seattle high school star.
There were good reasons for the kids to wait for Davis after a memorable first college trip back to his hometown.
“It was amazing. It was everything that I imagined. I wanted to come in here and get a win, (and) we did it,” Davis said.
Davis, a one-time Washington commit, had 16 points, Reid Travis also finished with 16 points, and Stanford completed its first two-game road sweep in conference play in nearly eight years with a 73-64 win over Washington on Saturday night.
The Cardinal (10-8, 4-1 Pac-12) had not won both games of a Pac-12 road trip since sweeping the Oregon schools in February 2010. Stanford raced past Washington State on Thursday and took advantage of offensive struggles by Washington to pull away for its fourth straight victory.
“It’s a big deal for us to have the confidence now to know we can go on the road and win some games,” Stanford coach Jerod Haase said. “We did a lot of things that are necessary. We still have room for improvement — free throws and making some silly plays and turnovers — but more importantly we did a lot of positive things.”