Nov. 21, 2005
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 --
Idaho vs. (#25) Washington, 7:00 p.m. (No TV)
Bank of America Arena (10,000) / Seattle, Wash.
Husky Sports Radio Network / KKNW (AM 1150) in Puget Sound area
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 --
Loyola Marymount vs. Washington, 3:30 p.m. (FSN Northwest TV)
Bank of America Arena (10,000) / Seattle, Wash.
The 25th-ranked Washington Huskies (4-0) seek to extend their school-record consecutive home victory stretch and claim sole possession of the nation's longest streak when they host Idaho (0-1), Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Bank of America Arena. Tip-off is 7 p.m. for the game that will be broadcast live on the Husky Sports Radio Network. The Huskies are in the midst of a seven-game homestand, including Saturday's 99-82 win over American. UW won its first four contests to extend the winning streak to 26 games and tie Gonzaga for the national lead. The Huskies can surge into the top spot alone with a win over Idaho, the team Gonzaga defeated 69-60 Friday (Nov. 18) for its 26th straight home win.
The Huskies have an active 26-game home winning streak, including a 4-0 mark this season and a perfect 15-0 home record in 2005. That current streak eclipsed the record of 25 home wins established 75 years ago, from Jan. 18, 1930 and Mar. 6, 1931. UW's last home loss came Jan. 10, 2004 against UCLA.
Longest UW Home Winning Streaks
26 Games, Jan. 29, 2004 - present
25 Games, Jan. 18, 1930 - Mar. 6, 1931
23 games, Mar. 6, 1920 - Feb. 3, 1922
23 games, Jan. 9, 1932 - Jan. 14, 1933
23 games, Mar. 3, 1950 - Dec. 29, 1951
23 games, Jan. 5, 1952 - Mar. 7, 1953
Longest Current NCAA Home Win Streaks
School, Wins, Next Home Date
Gonzaga, 26, Nov. 30
Washington, 26, Nov. 22
Southern Illinois, 25, Dec. 10
Illinois, 22, Nov. 20
Home Sweet Home
The Huskies play all of their home games on campus in Bank of America Arena at Edmundson Pavilion. The pavilion underwent a 19-month renovation from March of 1999 to November of 2000. The interior was completely redesigned while the building's exterior went unchanged. Despite an increased seating capacity from 7,900 to approximately 10,000, the arena features a more intimate, basketball-only configuration. The Huskies have won 795 games in the Pavilion since it opened on Dec. 27, 1927, more victories than any other school in its current arena.
Home Heavy Schedule
The Huskies play 19 of their 29 regular-season games at Bank of America Arena where they posted a perfect 15-0 record in 2005. The current stretch of seven straight home games marks Washington's longest season-opening homestand since 1945. The Huskies venture away from Seattle only once during non-conference play. They meet New Mexico as part of a Wooden Classic doubleheader on Dec. 10 in Anaheim, Calif.
The Huskies won their first four games of the season for the second straight year. The last UW team to open with more than four victories was the 1990-91 squad that started with seven wins. Last season, UW won its opening four games and 13 of the first 14 ... There are eight former NBA coaches currently coaching NCAA Division I teams and Washington has already played two of them this season, Butch Beard of Morgan State (New Jersey Nets) and Jeff Bzdelik of Air Force (Denver Nuggets). Later this season, the Huskies meet a third former NBA mentor in Tim Floyd of USC (Chicago Bulls) ... UW scored 118 points against Morgan State, the second-highest total in school history. The school-record of 130 points was established Dec. 1, 1992 in a 130-67 win over Chico State.
The Idaho Series
> Tuesday is the 171st all-time meeting between these Northwest teams, but the first since UW posted a 68-52 home win on Dec. 3, 1996.
> Washington owns a 121-49 advantage in the series that began in 1910.
> The Huskies won 71 of the 84 previous meetings in Seattle.
> Idaho is in its first season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference after previously competing in the Big West Conference.
> Fifth-year Vandal Coach Leonard Perry has never coached against Washington.
> Fourth-year Washington coach Lorenzo Romar won his only previous meeting with Idaho, an 80-41 decision on Dec. 2, 2000 while coaching at Saint Louis.
The Last Meeting
UW 68, Idaho 52 (Dec. 3, 1996, Seattle)
Donald Watts scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as Washington rallied from a one-point halftime deficit to defeat Idaho 68-52 at Edmundson Pavilion. The Huskies raced out to an 11-2 lead, but went scoreless over the final 4:50 of the first half to trail 31-30 at intermission. Idaho led 45-42 with 7:49 remaining before UW closed out the game with a 26-7 run, keyed by eight points from Jamie Booker and five from Watts. Booker converted six free throw attempts inside the final three minutes, including Vandal technicals for six men on the floor and Derrick Elliott arguing a disputed timeout. Elliott and Reggie Rose scored 13 points apiece to lead Idaho. Booker and Todd MacCulloch each had 13 for the Huskies.
Highest Scoring UW Teams After 4 Games
2005-06 -- 389 points (97.2)
1969-70 -- 369 points (92.3)
1980-81 -- 360 points (90.0)
After 5 Games
1969-70 -- 455 points (91.0)
1990-91 -- 442 points (88.4)
1971-72 -- 441 points (88.2)
The Huskies moved into the No. 25 spot in the first regular-season Associated Press poll released Nov. 21. After being ranked from wire-to-wire last season, the Huskies were not listed in the preseason AP or ESPN/USA Today rankings. Washington received numerous votes in both polls, equivalent to No. 26 A.P. and No. 28 ESPN listings. UW finished the 2005 season ranked No. 8 in the final AP poll and No. 9 by ESPN/USA Today. Four opponents on the UW schedule are ranked in the current AP Top-25, including Gonzaga (8), Arizona (9) and UCLA (16).
Washington is the reigning champion in three tournaments after capturing the BCA Classic trophy Nov. 15 with an 85-74 victory over Air Force. UW won the Great Alaska Shootout championship game on Nov. 27, 2004 and captured its first Pac-10 Tournament title on Mar. 12, 2005. The Huskies remain the champion of all three events until the Shootout crowns a new champion Nov. 26.
Washington's All-Time Tournament Championships
2005 BCA Classic (Seattle, Wash.)
2005 Pac-10 Tournament (Los Angeles, Calif.)
2004 Great Alaska Shootout (Anchorage, Ak.)
1998 Big Island Invitational (Hilo, Hi.)
1995 US West Tournament (Seattle, Wash.)
1994 US West Tournament (Seattle, Wash.)
1984 Sun-Met Classic (Fresno, Calif.)
1979 Blade-Glass City Classic (Toledo, Ohio)
1976 Cabrillo Classic (San Diego, Calif.)
1975 Far West Classic (Portland, Ore.)
1974 Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Ks.)
1973 Far West Classic (Portland, Ore.)
One of the most highly acclaimed recruits in school history lived up to his billing as he was named the MVP of the BCA Classic on Nov. 15. Freshman Jon Brockman (Snohomish, Wash.) registered a double-double against Morgan State (Nov. 13) in his collegiate debut with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He had another double-double on Nov. 15 against Air Force with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Brockman was the tournament's top rebounder, leading UW in all three games with an average of 9.3 boards. He was a 2005 McDonald's All-American and the top Best in the West vote-getter who turned down Duke to sign with Washington.
Wooden Award Candidate
Washington senior Brandon Roy was selected to the preseason list of candidates for the 2006 John R. Wooden All-America Team. A national poll was conducted to choose the top 50 candidates who will be evaluated and considered for the mid-season top 30 list, the 10-man All-America Team and the Wooden Award that honors the nation's best player.
Senior Brandon Roy is an all-around talent who was voted to the BCA Classic All-Tournament team (Nov. 15). He is averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. Roy was named to the National Basketball Writer's Association all-district team in 2004 and is one of 50 players selected to the preseason Wooden Award watch list this season. He was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 pick in both 2004 and 2005. Roy ranked third among Pac-10 players in field goal percentage (56.4%), 18th in scoring (12.7) and 18th in rebounding (5.0) last season. He posted a pair of double-doubles with 20 points and 13 rebounds against UCLA (Feb. 5) and 18 points and 10 rebounds at Oregon (Feb. 10). He has three career double-doubles. Roy paced the Huskies with a 15.3-point average during their three-game NCAA Tournament run. He led all scorers with 23 points in UW's 2005 season opener against Seattle Pacific (Nov. 19) and scored 25 points in the win over Utah (Nov. 25) before being sidelined with an injury. Roy led the 2004 Huskies in rebounds (5.3 rpg) and was second in scoring (12.9 ppg). His career-high of 30 points came Feb. 7, 2004 at UCLA. At Houston on Dec. 20 Roy became the first player in UW history to lead the team in the five major statistics during a single game. Roy amassed 19 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. Roy applied for the 2002 NBA Draft out of high school, but did not attend any pre-draft camps and withdrew his application prior to the draft.
The Last Game
UW 99, American 82 (Nov. 19, 2005; Seattle)
Brandon Roy amassed 11 points and three assists in the opening seven minutes of the second half as Washington broke open a tied game en route to a 99-82 win over American at Bank of America Arena. The win was the school-record 26th consecutive home victory for the Huskies (4-0), eclipsing the 75-year-old record of 25. Andre Ingram scored 14 of his 24 points in the first half, helping the Eagles (0-1) lead by as many as four points. UW's Jamaal Williams tipped in his own miss to score the final first-half basket and forge a 41-41 tie. The Huskies hit their first five second-half attempts and Roy's heroics secured a 68-53 advantage with 13:12 left to play. Roy scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half for UW, which shot 55 percent (23-42) after halftime. Jon Brockman tallied 16 points for the Huskies who also got 14 from Williams and Ryan Appleby.