SEATTLE -- Dwight Powell didn't make any excuses.

Stanford's senior forward stepped out of the visitor's locker room after a 64-60 loss to Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena and praised the Huskies' performance.

"They just outplayed us," said Powell, who scored a game-high 18 points and added nine rebounds. "They played tough. They were physical. They rebounded."

The loss is the fifth straight for Stanford (15-8, 6-5 Pac-12) against the Huskies in Seattle since the Cardinal last won here in 2008.

"It's a tough place to play," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "Lorenzo (Romar) does a great job and, on the road, to win these games you have to do the little things, and we just didn't do them."

The Cardinal started strong, using a 13-3 run sparked by Chasson Randle to take control early.

The junior guard scored the first four points for Stanford, found Anthony Brown for an open 3-pointer and added another layup during the run after knifing through Washington's defense.

Randle, who scored 13 of his 17 points over the first 20 minutes, scored the final five points of the half to help Stanford secure a 34-27 lead at halftime.

Washington (14-11, 6-6) adjusted its starting lineup and its defense to open the second half, which sparked a 12-2 run. Dawkins said the Huskies' defense after the break made things difficult for the Cardinal.

"Give them credit," Dawkins said. "I thought they defended well. I thought we had our opportunities. We had some good looks at times, but I don't think we shot free throws particularly well. That combination is tough to overcome when you're on the road."

Stanford had several opportunities to build a lead in the second half, but missed free throws proved to be a problem.

"When you're on the road, you're scratching for every basket, every play and, when you come up empty like that, it gives the other team life," said Dawkins, whose team made only 9 of 16 free throws in the second half.

Despite Washington's defense and Stanford's struggles at the free-throw line, the Cardinal had a chance to tie the game late.

Trailing by two points with 5.6 seconds to go, Randle drove the lane and found Brown for a dunk, but Randle was called for an offensive foul.

C.J. Wilcox led the Huskies with 17 points, while Brown finished with 12 for the Cardinal, which relied on its starters for all but two points.

Stanford wraps up the road trip against Washington State at 4 p.m. Saturday.

"We have to refocus," Dawkins said. "We have to get ourselves together and understand that the next game we play is our most important."

Saturday's game
Stanford (15-8, 6-5 Pac-12) at Washington State (9-15, 2-10), 4 p.m., Pac-12 Networks