Dec. 16, 2005
SEATTLE (AP) - Jamaal Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Brandon Roy added 25 as Washington (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today; No. 11 AP) cruised to a 91-74 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday night.
The win extended the nation's longest home-court winning streak to 30 games at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Until Eastern Washington trimmed the lead in the final two minutes, the game was on par with Washington's national-best 26.5-point scoring margin coming in.
Freshman Jon Brockman had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (9-0), who were unranked to begin the season but are now off to their best start since 1976, when they began 14-0.
And they still have five more games at home before playing they play their first game on an opponent's campus Jan. 12 at Southern Cal.
Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points for Eastern Washington (4-4).
Stuckey was the national freshman leader in scoring coming in with an average of 20.3 points per game. That was on 49 percent shooting through seven games. But he shot just 30 percent (6 for 20) against Washington.
The Eagles' three-game winning streak came to a halt late in the first half when Washington ran off 11 unanswered points to take a 42-22 lead. Williams had two baskets in the lane and Roy provided a stylish, breakaway, double-clutch dunk to highlight the decisive spurt.
Williams scored his team's first eight points, after leading the Huskies with 22 in a 81-71 win last Saturday over New Mexico. He made five of his first seven shots in this one.
The Huskies' 19-point halftime lead grew to 29 twice in the first six minutes of the second half. Roy had nine more points in that span. Brockman sustained that 20-plus point margin by scoring seven straight points before he left the game with 4:27 left.