STANFORD -- Stanford's game plan against Washington on Saturday night was simple and obvious: Attack the basket.
No one followed it better than Chasson Randle.
Aggressive all night, the junior guard tied his career high with 33 points and the Cardinal won its third straight Pac-12 game, 79-67 over the Huskies in front of an announced crowd of 4,503 at Maples Pavilion.
"We played like men tonight," Randle said. "We were aggressive."
Randle set that tone.
"I'm really proud of what he did. Hopefully, he can bottle that up," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "He didn't settle. That was a real spark for us, his ability to get into the paint."
Stanford (12-5, 3-2 Pac-12) moved into a tie for fourth place by beating the Huskies (11-8, 3-3) for just the second time in their past 11 meetings.
Equipped with a starting five that boasted a height advantage of nearly 3 inches per man, Stanford played to its strength.
Randle, one of the smallest players on the floor at 6-foot-2, led the charge against a UW team with only one starter taller than 6-5.
He scored 27 points either on drives to the basket or free throws that came after fouls within 5 feet of the hoop.
"It was great to see him be aggressive," teammate Dwight Powell said. "He was taking great shots and finishing them."
Randle's teammates followed his example. Stanford totaled 40 points in the paint and 16 more on free throws that were the result of those interior assaults.
"Our guys went to the basket strong, whether to finish or get fouled," Randle said.
Stanford shot 54 percent from the field and outscored the Huskies 24-6 at the foul line.
Powell added 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, although he had six of his team's seven turnovers. Josh Huestis contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Washington, coming off a 26-point loss at Cal three nights earlier, also had success inside, but too often settled for perimeter shots. The Huskies made only one of their first 12 shots from 3-point range and finished 5 for 20.
C.J. Wilcox, the Pac-12's No. 2 scorer, managed just eight points on 4-for-13 shooting against either Stanford's zone defense or man-to-man coverage by Anthony Brown.
The Cardinal led just 49-43 when Randle beat the shot clock to make a 3-pointer with 13:26 to play. A minute later, he went back inside, converting a drive for a 54-43 lead. UW never got closer than seven the rest of the way.
Stanford (12-5, 3-2 Pac-12) at UCLA (14-4, 3-2), 8 p.m. Pac-12 Network