Forward Detlef Schrempf led a balanced Washington attack with 15 points as the Huskies gave Coach Marv Harshman a 67-47 victory over Stanford and a share of the Pacific 10 title Saturday at Palo Alto in the final regular-season game of his 40-year coaching career.
It was Harshman's 642nd career coaching win, tops among active coaches and seventh on the all-time list. The victory also assured Washington (22-9 overall and 13-5 in the Pac-10) of an NCAA tournament berth.
The Cardinal (11-17, 13-5) closed out Coach Tom Davis' first losing season in his 14 years as a head coach.
Stanford scored only three field goals in the final seven minutes of as Washington coasted to an easy victory. Stanford shot only 29% (16 of 55), while the Huskies hit 28 of 55.
Washington, which tied with USC for the conference championship, got 14 points from guard Clay Damon and 13 from forward Paul Fortier. Stanford was led by reserve guard Novian Whitsitt with 12 points.
"My players get more glad about my retirement with each passing game," said Harshman, who has a reputation of being a tough taskmaster. "My players don't have to like me, but I do require their respect. I hope I taught them some good values in my career, and I hope they could build on those."
The win was the Wildcats' fourth straight over the Sun Devils in a two-year span and may have gained Coach Lutle Olsen's team a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Arizona (21-9, 12-6) leads the all-time series against Arizona State, 101-67.
The Sun Devils (12-16, 7-11) wound up the school's second straight losing season under third-year Coach Bob Weinhauer.
Smith's shooting helped the Wildcats build a 31-21 lead by intermission.
Arizona State closed the gap to six points before senior center Pete Williams sank two free throws with 3:07 remaining for a 52-40 lead, and Arizona coasted from there.
Williams had 11 points, while senior guard Brock Brunkhorst, sophomore guard Steve Kerr and senior forward Morgan Taylor each had 10 for the Wildcats.
Sophomore guard Steve Beck paced the Sun Devils with 15 points.
California 67, Washington State 58--Freshman Leonard Taylor scored a game-high 25 points and had 5 rebounds to lead the Bears to victory at Berkeley.
The game was tied, 29-29, at halftime and remained close for most of the second half. Cal trailed, 54-53, with just under two minutes left, but Taylor scored two field goals and a free throw within 30 seconds to lift the Bears to a lead they never relinquished.
Cal and Washington finished the season with identical records, 5-13 in the conference and 13-15 overall.