Feb. 27, 2004
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 --
Washington at Arizona State; 6:00 p.m. PST (7:00 MST)
Wells Fargo Arena (14,141); Tempe, Ariz. - Fox Sports Northwest TV
Husky Sports Radio Network / KJR (AM 950) in Puget Sound Area
THURSDAY, MARCH 4 --
Washington vs. California; 7:00 p.m. PST
Bank of America Arena (10,000); Seattle, Wash.
Husky Sports Radio Network / KJR (AM 950) in Puget Sound Area
Winners of nine of their last 10 Pac-10 games, the Washington Huskies (14-10, 9-6) seek to complete a couple of rare sweeps on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Arizona State (10-15, 4-12). The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Northwest. Tip-off is 6 p.m. Pacific Time (7 p.m. MST) at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe where Washington has won only once in its last 16 visits. UW's lone win at ASU since 1989 came during the 1997 season. The Huskies seek to sweep the season series from the Sun Devils for the first time since 1997 and in the process sweep both outings on their two-game road trip to the state of Arizona for the first time since 1984. Saturday's contest marks the final regular-season road game for the Huskies, completing a demanding three-game road trip that began with a 5,000-mile round trip to Raleigh where they lost 77-72 against No. 13 N.C. State which improved to 14-0 at home. UW closes out the regular season at home against Cal (Mar. 4) and No. 1 Stanford (Mar. 6).
In the Lead Pac
The Huskies hope to maintain their current second-place position in the Pac-10 standings, a place they have not been at this point in a season in 18 years. The last time Washington was in second place this late in the conference campaign was 1986 when UW finished as the Pac-10 runner-up to Arizona in the final regular-season standings.
All Husky men's basketball games are broadcast live on the Husky Sports Radio Network. Saturday's game at Arizona State will be broadcast on KJR (AM 950) in the Puget Sound area. Bob Rondeau provides the play-by-play for the 17th season.
The annual trek to the desert has historically been the most difficult road trip for the Huskies. Washington's win Thursday halted a 13-game losing streak in the state of Arizona. It was the Huskies' second win at McKale Center since 1984, the first since 1996. UW has a 3-29 combined record at Arizona State (1-15) and Arizona (2-14) since 1989. Washington lost 89-57 at Arizona State last season, its 15th loss in the last 16 visits to Tempe.
The pivotal point in Washington's season came Jan. 17 in Corvallis, Ore. The Huskies were 0-5 in Pac-10 play and trailed Oregon State 70-54 with six minutes remaining. They rallied with Nate Robinson hitting a 3-pointer at the end of regulation and won 103-99 in overtime. That ignited a string of five consecutive victories that ended Feb. 7 at UCLA. The five-game winning streak was the longest for the Huskies since 1999.
Party Like it's 1999
Turn the clock back five years to 1999. That's the last time Washington had a winning season and participated in the NCAA Tournament. That's also the last time the Huskies performed some feats they have accomplished this season. UW has a winning record (14-10) at the latest point in the season since the 1999 squad had a 15-9 mark after 24 games. The Huskies registered their first five-game winning streak since 1999, including a Jan. 29 upset of No. 9 Arizona. The last time UW had beaten a top-10 ranked foe was on Feb. 4, 1999 with a 90-84 win over No. 10 Arizona. The Huskies beat Arizona State (Jan. 31) to complete their first weekly sweep against a pair of Pac-10 travel partners since 1999.
Did You Know?
The Huskies have won four Pac-10 road games this year for the first time since 1998. The last Washington team with more than four conference road victories was the 1986 squad that registered a 6-3 Pac-10 road record.
The Arizona State Series
> Arizona State holds a 33-21 lead in the all-time series that began in 1978.
> Washington won this season's first meeting 90-81 on Jan. 31 in Seattle. The Huskies have not swept a season series from ASU since 1997.
> The Sun Devils own a 20-6 series advantage at home and won 15 of the last 16 meetings against Washington in Tempe.
> Sixth -year Sun Devil Coach Rob Evans has a 7-4 record against Washington.
> Second-year Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has a 1-2 record against ASU.
The Last Meeting
UW 90, Arizona State 81 (Jan. 31, 2004/Seattle)
Tre Simmons came off the bench to score 17 of his career-high 21 points in the first half as Washington led the entire way during a foul-plagued 90-81 victory over Arizona State at Bank of America Arena. The game featured 58 total fouls, including five technicals. UW's Anthony Washington was ejected with six minutes left in the game with a flagrant technical foul. The Huskies (9-8, 4-5) won their fourth straight Pac-10 game for the first time since 1999 which was also the last time they swept two games from the Arizona schools. UW opened the game with a 12-0 run, holding ASU without a basket for the opening 4:54. The Sun Devils (8-10, 2-7) drew within 41-36 at halftime before the Huskies began the second half with an 11-4 surge. ASU's Allen Morill hit two free throws after the ejection and Ike Diogu followed with two more to trim the deficit to 73-67 with 5:08 remaining. UW answered with five straight points, beginning with a 3-pointer by Will Conroy who scored 11 of his 17 points inside the final 4:41. Simmons hit 7 of 10 shots from the field to pace the Huskies who got 15 points from Brandon Roy and 11 from Bobby Jones. Diogu led ASU with 23 points while Jamal Hill had 21 and Stevie Moore 12. UW out-rebounded the Sun Devils 40-29.
Last Year in Tempe
Arizona State 89, UW 57 (Jan. 9, 2003; Tempe, Ariz.)
Tommy Smith tallied 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead Arizona State to an 89-57 win over Washington at Wells Fargo Arena. Curtis Millage scored 16 points and Ike Diogu and Jamal Hill had 14 apiece for Arizona State (10-4, 2-1) which defeated the Huskies at home for the sixth straight time. Smith also tied his career high with six blocks and had five assists. ASU blocked 13 shots, a single-game record for a UW opponent. Diogu pulled down nine rebounds, helping Arizona State to a 47-28 advantage on the boards. The teams were tied at 13 before Diogu started a 17-5 surge that gave ASU the lead for good. Will Conroy led Washington (6-6, 1-2) with 13 points while Doug Wrenn and Bobby Jones had 10 each. Conroy had five points inside the opening two minutes of the second half as UW, which trailed by 43-32 at halftime, drew within 46-41on a basket by Mike Jensen with 17:43 left in the game. The Sun Devils scored the next seven points to take control and steadily increased the lead to as many as 33 points.
When the Huskies shoot well, they usually win. The opposite is also true. Washington has a perfect 11-0 record in games during which it shot 50 percent or higher. UW is 3-10 when its field goal mark is below 50 percent. The Huskies have an 11-1 record when their field goal percentage it superior or equal to its opponent, the only setback coming Feb. 22 at North Carolina State. UW is 3-9 when being outshot from the field. The Huskies shot 50 percent or higher in eight of their last 11 games and just three times in the first 13 games.
Streaky Washington (3 wins ... 3 losses ... 2 wins ... 5 losses ... 5 wins ... 1 loss ... 3 wins ... 1 loss ... 1 win) won nine of its last 11 games immediately following a five-game losing streak. The Huskies lost their opening five Pac-10 games before embarking on their first five-game winning streak since the 1999 season. Included in that stretch were three consecutive road victories that matched UW's longest such streak ever since Pac-10 play began in 1979. The 1998 UW team that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 was the last to string three Pac-10 road wins together. The Huskies current streak of nine wins in their last 10 games matches the school's best 10-game streak in conference play (1982 & 1984).
Thirteen is not an unlucky number for the Huskies who have registered four of this season's 14 victories by exactly 13 points. Washington upset No. 9 Arizona (Jan. 29) by a 96-83 tally and registered a 75-62 win at Washington State (Jan. 24), a 104-91 win over Eastern Washington (Nov. 29) and a 91-78 victory over UC Riverside (Nov. 24).
Washington is averaging 81.2 points per game, the highest scoring output since the 1972 Huskies finished with a school record 84.8-point average. UW ranks second among Pac-10 teams in scoring and was listed 13th this week among NCAA Division I teams at 80.9 points per game. The Huskies have reached the 100-point plateau twice for the first time since the 1980-81 season. The 103-99 overtime decision at Oregon State (Jan. 17) matched the highest total ever for UW in an enemy arena. It equaled a 103-70 win at Washington State on Feb. 1, 1975. The 104-91 win over Eastern Washington (Nov. 29) marked UW's highest point total in 311 games, dating to a 130-67 win over Chico State on Dec. 1, 1992. It was UW's first 100-point effort in 159 games, dating to a 101-86 win at USC on Jan. 29, 1998. The Huskies reached the 90-point plateau seven times this season, a figure they reached only once last year. That is the most 90-point plus performances for a Washington team since the 1975-76 squad had seven. The last Husky team to register more than seven 90-point outings was the 1972 squad that had 12.
Washington has started four different lineups. The most recent unit opened the last 10 games, featuring four sophomores (Mike Jensen, Bobby Jones, Nate Robinson, Brandon Roy) and one junior (Will Conroy). Last year, the Huskies implemented nine unique lineups and Will Conroy was the only player to start every game. Conroy did not start this year's season opener against Portland State, stopping a streak of 34 consecutive starting assignments. Brandon Roy and Mike Jensen are the only two Huskies to start all 24 games.
Nate the Great
High-flying Nate Robinson raised his game to a higher level during Pac-10 play. He won the Feb. 2 Pac-10 Player of the Week award after leading UW to a home sweep of the Arizona schools. Robinson scored a career-high 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting and added five rebounds and five steals during UW's 96-83 upset of ninth-ranked Arizona (Jan. 29). The 5-9 guard leads UW with a 15.2-point scoring average in conference games, an increase of 8.1 points from his average of 7.1 points against non-conference competition. Robinson posted double-figure points in 12 of 15 Pac-10 games after posting only two double-digit efforts in eight non-conference outings. Robinson tallied 23 of his 25 points after halftime at Oregon State (Jan. 17), including a 3-pointer inside the final second that forced overtime in UW's 103-99 win. He ranks third among Pac-10 players in steals (42) and free throw percent (86.1%) and 20th in scoring (12.5).
Sophomore Nate Robinson and his 40-inch vertical leap will concentrate on basketball this season after having a huge impact last year on both the hardwood and the gridiron. In 2003, Robinson garnered Freshman All-America and All-Pac-10 Freshman Team honors in basketball after leading UW with a 13.0-point scoring average. He had eight points in 23 minutes Jan. 2, 2003 against UCLA after starting two days earlier in UW's 34-24 loss to Purdue in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. Robinson registered 17 double-figure outings and topped all UW scorers a team-high 11 times in his 23 games. The 5-9 leaper was spectacular in his second collegiate outing, amassing 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 18 minutes at Santa Clara (Dec. 7). He followed that up with another 19-point effort, against Eastern Washington (Dec. 14). Robinson suited up, but did not play in the Nov. 24, 2002 season opener, one day after grabbing a critical interception for the Husky football team that upset No. 3 Washington State 29-26 in Pullman. Robinson was a prep All-American in both football and basketball. He started at cornerback in the final six Husky football games of 2002 and recorded two interceptions. Robinson averaged 17.2 yards on six kick-off returns. He entered UW on a football scholarship, but switched to basketball prior to this season. He was the 2002 Washington Class AAA state basketball player of the year after averaging 17.9 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals for state champion Rainier Beach of Seattle. His father, Jacque Robinson, was a standout running back on the UW football team and ranks seventh among all-time Huskies with 2,300 career yards. Jacque is the only player to earn MVP honors in both the Rose (1982) and Orange (1985) Bowls.
High School Reunion
Every time the Huskies take the floor it amounts to a reunion of alums from Seattle's Garfield High School. Four former prep teammates are listed on the Washington roster; juniors Will Conroy and Tre Simmons along with sophomores Brandon Roy and Anthony Washington. The quartet of former Bulldogs has combined to score 937 of UW's 1,949 points in the 24 regular-season games, an average of 39.0 points per game. They have accounted for 48 percent of the Huskies' total offensive output. Roy (13.4) and Conroy (12.5) are UW's No. 1 and No. 2 scorers. Their Garfield team also featured current USC guard Roydell Smiley and Isaiah Stanback a red-shirt freshman who plays on the Husky football team.
Sophomore Bobby Jones ranks second among Huskies in rebounds with 5.1 per game, a figure that ranks 18th among Pac-10 players. He ranks fourth among conference competitors with a team-leading field goal accuracy of 57.4 percent. Jones ranks third among UW players with 30 steals. He amassed a career-high 22 points, on 10-for-13 shooting, at North Carolina State (Feb. 22). Jones tallied 10 or more points in 16 games this season after reaching double figures just five times all last season. A defensive specialist last season, Jones started the final 15 games in 2003 and ranked No. 7 on the team with 5.7 points per game. He nearly doubled that total to 11.3 points per game this year.
Sophomore swingman Brandon Roy is a rising star in his first full collegiate season. He leads the team in points (13.4) and rebounds (5.3), figures that rank No. 12 and No. 17 among Pac-10 players. Roy ranks second on UW in both assists (82) and steals (33). He amassed a career-high 30 points in 29 minutes at UCLA (Feb. 7), eclipsing his previous high of 22 points registered against UC Riverside (Nov. 24). 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 was a consensus top-50 national recruit among the prep class of 2002, but was not declared eligible by the NCAA until Jan. 16, 2003. He played 13 games with two starts last season, averaging 6.1 points per game. He averaged 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds during the final four games of 2003. 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. He is the fourth product of Seattle's Garfield High School on the current UW roster, joining Will Conroy, Tre Simmons and Anthony Washington.
The most improved player in the Pac-10 last season was point guard Will Conroy, now a junior at Washington. His 12.7-point sophomore scoring average was 10.2 better than his freshman average of 2.5 points, the largest improvement by any Pac-10 player in 2003. Conroy currently ranks third among all Husky scorers with 12.5 points per game, a figure that ranks 17th among Pac-10 players. Conroy is UW's top playmaker. He has distributed 111 assists, an average of 4.6 per game that ranks seventh among Pac-10 players. Conroy has registered the 23rd 100-assist season in Husky history. He had 108 assists last season and is the sixth Husky to post back-to-back 100-assist seasons, the first since Jaime Booker in 1996 and 1997. Conroy's assist/turnover ratio of 1.76 (111 assists/63 turnovers) is the eighth best among Pac-10 players.
The Huskies have rallied from double-digit deficits in four victories this season: at Oregon State (16), vs. Arizona (11), at USC (11) and vs. Oregon (13) ... Bobby Jones' career-high 22-point output at North Carolina State (Feb. 22) made him the fifth Husky to reach the 20-point plateau in a game this season ... Washington's loss at N.C. State was its first in the 11 games this season when they led at halftime ... UW overcame four halftime deficits to win games ... The team that leads at halftime has a 19-5 record in Husky games ... Sophomore forward Mike Jensen hit 16 of 36 treys this year, including the game-winner with 0:21 left against Washington State (Feb. 19). He is shooting 45% on career 3-pointers (26-58) ... Brandon Roy tallied 30 points at UCLA (Feb. 7) and Nate Robinson had 31 vs. Arizona (Jan. 29), marking the first season two Huskies had 30-point games in six years. In 1998, Todd MacCulloch and Deon Luton were the last 30-point duo ... Seven different players have led UW in scoring this year , seven different Huskies topped the team in rebounds and five different Huskies paced the team in assists ... UW players combined for seven double-figure rebound games after registering only three in 2003.
Producing Point Guards
UW point guards Will Conroy (Garfield HS) and Nate Robinson (Rainier Beach HS) both hail from the city of Seattle. The Emerald City has produced some jewels on the hardwood, a legacy of point guards that is highlighted by former Arizona standout Jason Terry and Michigan's Jamal Crawford. Three Pac-10 schools may start Seattle natives at the point this season, including Aaron Brooks (Franklin HS) at Oregon and Rodrick Stewart (Rainier Beach HS) at USC along with the UW duo. Other prominent point guards from the state of Washington include Gonzaga's John Stockton (Spokane) and Dan Dickau (Prairie), Oregon's Luke Ridnour (Blaine) and current Florida freshman Ryan Appleby (Stanwood).
Last UW Game
UW 89, #17 Arizona 84 (Feb. 26, 2004/Seattle)
Tre Simmons scored a career-high 22 points as Washington completed its first season sweep of 17th-ranked Arizona since 1984 with an 89-84 victory. The Huskies (14-10, 9-6) won at McKale Center for only the second time in their last 20 visits and snapped a string of 24 straight road losses against ranked opponents. Arizona (17-8, 9-7) played without Salim Stoudamire who was suspended. The Wildcats took a 42-41 halftime lead on a 3-pointer by Hassan Adams at the buzzer. Arizona led 45-43 before UW went ahead for good with 12 unanswered points. Nate Robinson finished the run with two free throws, putting the Huskies ahead 55-45 with 15:04 remaining. The Wildcats trimmed the deficit to one point on four occasions and each time UW answered with points, including a 3-pointer by Simmons at 2:12 that pushed the margin to 85-81. Hakeem Rollins capped the game with a dunk for his career-high 14th point, all of them coming in the second half. Robinson finished with 18 points for the Huskies who also got 12 from Brandon Roy and 10 from Bobby Jones. Channing Frye scored 16 of his 25 points in the first half for Arizona which also got 23 from Adams, 11 from Andre Iguodala and 10 from Chris Rodgers. The Huskies shot 60 percent (18-30) in the second half and 52 percent (33-64) for the game.
2004 Season Highlights
UW swept the season series from Arizona for the first time since 1984 ... The Huskies won their 10th consecutive home game in their series with Washington State, their longest home winning streak versus the Cougars since 1951-56 ... UW swept the season series from WSU for the first time since 2000 ... The Huskies swept a homestand from the Oregon schools for the first time since 1999 ... UW swept the season series from Oregon State for the first time since 1999 ... The Huskies swept the Arizona schools in Seattle for the first time since 1999 ... UW matched its longest Pac-10 road winning streak with wins at Oregon State, Washington State and USC. There have been five previous three-game road winning streaks for the Huskies since Pac-10 play began in 1979 ... The Huskies beat USC 93-82 on Feb. 5 to win back-to-back games at the Sports Arena for the first time since 1986 & 1987 ... UW swept the Arizona schools in Seattle for the first time since 1999 ... The Huskies upset ninth-ranked Arizona 96-83 (Jan. 29), their first win over a top-10 foe since 1999 ... The win snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Wildcats that was the longest current streak against UW. The Huskies longest current series losing streak is now a six-game skein against Gonzaga ... UW won back-to-back Pac-10 road games for the first time since the 2000 season with wins at Oregon State (Jan. 17) and Washington State (Jan. 24) ... UW has multiple Pac-10 road wins for the first time since 2000 after posting only one conference away victory during each of the last three seasons ... The Huskies reached the 100-point plateau more than once for the first season since 1980-81 ... Junior Hakeem Rollins blocked six shots at California (Jan. 2), the highest single-game total by a Husky since David Dixon had a school-record seven blocks against Washington State on Jan. 31, 2002 ... UW's 37-point win over Columbia (88-51) was its largest margin of victory since defeating Brigham Young 95-44 on Nov. 26, 1996 ... The 58-point first-half outburst against Columbia (Dec. 30) was the highest scoring half by Washington since it had 59 the second half against Portland State Nov. 28, 2000 ... Sophomore Brandon Roy became the first player in school history to be the Huskies' sole leader in the five major statistical categories with his 19-point, 12-rebound, 5-assist, 2-steal and 1-blocked shot performance at Houston (Dec. 20). Two former players (Thalo Green on 2/19/00 & Dion Brown on 1/28/89) paced UW in those five stats, but tied with a teammate in at least one category. (Note: blocks & steals were not officially recorded prior to 1976) ... At Houston, Brandon Roy (12) and Bobby Jones (10) became the first UW teammates to grab double-figure rebounds during the same game since Jan. 19, 2002 when Doug Wrenn (12) and David Dixon (11) accomplished the feat.
Quicksilver guard Curtis Allen is the lone senior on the Washington roster. He ranks second among all-time Huskies with 146 career 3-pointers. The record is 212 treys by Deon Luton (1997-2000). Allen hit six treys at Wyoming (Dec. 6). He has amassed 940 points during his career and needs 60 more to become the 28th player in UW history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Allen's current career free throw mark of 86.4 percent (197-228) is the best in school history. He ranks second among all-time Pac-10 players behind former UCLA standout Rod Foster who shot 88.0% between 1980-83.
Washington registered its third consecutive winning non-conference record, posting a 5-4 mark outside of Pac-10 play. Two of UW's losses came against teams currently ranked in the Associated Press poll, No. 4 (Gonzaga) and No. 14 (N.C. State). Last year the Huskies finished the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 5-4 record following a 6-5 ledger in 2001.
Wait 'til Next Year
A pair of Huskies are not competing in games this year, waiting until next season until they are eligible. Jamaal Williams, a 6-5 forward with a powerful inside presence, is red-shirting this season after transferring from New Mexico. He averaged 11.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 2003 for the Lobos, including a 25-point, 15-rebound performance at UNLV on Feb. 23. Walk-on Matt Fletcher joined the team in the fall as a transfer from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The Maize (Kansas) High School product played at Butler County Junior College in 2002.
The California Series
> California won this season's first meeting by a score of 76-62 on Jan. 2 in Berkeley during the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
> The Golden Bears won six of the last seven meetings and own a slim 69-68 edge in the all-time series that began in 1916.
> California, which won both meetings last year, has not swept the series in back-to-back seasons since 1993 and 1994.
> Washington owns a 44-25 advantage against Cal over games played in Seattle despite losing in three of the Bears' last four visits.
> Eighth-year California Coach Ben Braun has a 10-5 record against the Huskies.
> Second-year UW Coach Lorenzo Romar has a 1-4 record against California. Romar's Saint Louis squad lost to the Bears during the 2001-02 season after defeating Cal in 2000-01.
The Last Meeting
California 76, UW 62 (Jan. 2, 2004/Berkeley, Calif.)
Amit Tamir scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers inside the final 5:26 that lifted California to a 76-62 victory over Washington at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears (5-5, 1-0) led by 13 points before UW drew within 38-28 at halftime on a 50-foot heave by Tre Simmons at the buzzer. The Huskies (5-4, 0-1) staged a 13-2 run and tied the score 48-48 on a jumper by Simmons with 10:38 left to play. With the scored tied for the third time at 53-53, Cal went ahead for good on a trey from Tamir. That started a streak of six straight 3-pointers for Cal who hit only 2-of-14 up to that point. The Bears scored 11 unanswered points to put the game away. Freshman Leon Powe amassed 19 points and 15 rebounds for Cal which outrebunded UW 42-29. Another Bear freshman, Ayinde Ubaka, contributed 13 points and eight assists. Simmons scored 16 points to pace the Huskies who also got 15 from Bobby Jones and 10 from Nate Robinson. Hakeem Rollins grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked six shots for UW.
Last Season in Seattle
California 73, UW 66 (Jan. 16, 2003; Seattle)
Amit Tamir scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half, lifting California to a 73-66 win over Washington at Bank of America Arena. The Golden Bears (11-2) posted a 4-0 conference start for the first time since 1957. Tamir shot 6-of-7 from the field in the second half, hitting all four of his 3-pointers as Cal pulled away from a 29-29 halftime tie to win its fifth in a row. Washington (6-8, 1-4) took a 44-41 lead on a layin by Nate Robinson with 11:53 left to play. The Bears captured the lead for good with seven unaswered points for a 48-44 margin. Tamir then scored 13 of the next 15 Cal points to stave off any UW rallies. Robinson tallied 15 points to lead the Huskies who also got 13 points and 10 rebounds from Doug Wreen. The Huskies outrebounded Cal 40-31 on the strength of 23 offensive rebounds that sparked a 13-0 UW advantage in second-chance points. The Huskies were as close as 63-60 with 2:09 remaining, but Joe Shipp made six free throws in the final 32 seconds to preserve the win, Cal's fifth in the last six games against the Huskies. Shipp finished with 19 points, while Brian Wethers scored 11.
Washington's regular-season finale against top-ranked Stanford is sold out. Good seats are available for Washington's only other remaining regular-season home game, March 4 against California. A Web Ticket Special for that Cal contest features bleacher seats for $7 rather than the usual rate of $10. That discount is only available on-line. Also available are $20 and $18 tickets. University of Washington students with current student i.d. can purchase individual game tickets for $3. For ticket information please contact the Husky Ticket Office by phone (206-543-2200) or on-line at: www.gohuskies.com
Home Sweet Home
The Huskies play all of their home games in recently renovated 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 774 games in the Pavilion since it opened on Dec. 27, 1927, more victories than any other school in its current arena. They have a 9-3 home record this season.
Romar on Radio
The Washington Basketball Coaches' Show with Lorenzo Romar airs weekly from 7:30-8:00 p.m. on KJR (AM-950). The day of the week varies. The show is hosted by play-by-play announcer Bob Rondeau along with KJR Radio personality David Locke. The next broadcast is Monday, March 1.
Season in Review
The Huskies opened the season with four consecutive home games. They defeated Portland State (Nov. 21), UC Riverside (Nov. 24) and Eastern Washington (Nov. 29) before losing 86-62 to 17th-ranked Gonzaga (Dec. 3) ... Washington lost road games at Wyoming (Dec. 6) and Houston (Dec. 20) before a 92-81 triumph at San Diego State (Dec. 27) ... The Huskies defeated Columbia (Dec. 30) 81-55, their first home game in 27 days ... UW opened Pac-10 play with a five-game losing streak ... That streak was followed by a five-game winning streak that began when the Huskies rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to post a 103-99 overtime win at Oregon State (Jan. 17) ... UW completed back-to-back Pac-10 road wins for the first time in four years with a 75-62 win at Washington State (Jan. 24), its first win in Pullman since 2000 ... Nate Robinson amassed 31 points to lead UW to a 96-83 home triumph over No. 9 Arizona and snap an eight-game losing streak against the Wildcats ... Tre Simmons scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half of the Huskies' 90-81 win over Arizona State (Jan. 31) ... Five players scored in double figures as UW won 93-82 at USC (Feb. 5) ... The five-game winning streak was halted at UCLA (Feb. 7) as UW lost 80-75 despite the career-high 30 points from Brandon Roy ... The Huskies rallied from a 13-point deficit with just over nine minutes to play, defeating Oregon 83-74 (Feb. 12) in Seattle ... Nate Robinson completed a three-point play with 0:12 remaining, lifting UW to an 80-79 win over Oregon State (Feb. 14). The Huskies swept the Beavers for the first time since 1999 ... Mike Jensen hit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds remaining, leading UW to a 71-67 win over Washington State and a sweep of the season series ... The Huskies capped their non-conference schedule with a 77-72 loss at No. 13 North Carolina State, finishing with 5-4 mark outside of Pac-10 play ... UW snapped a 13-game losing streak in the state of Arizona by defeating No. 17 Arizona 89-84 (Feb. 26) for its first win at McKale Center since 1996.