(#18) Washington 99, (#6) Gonzaga 95
Sunday, December 4, 2005
Bank of America Arena/Seattle, Wash.
Washington's win Sunday extended its national-leading home winning streak to 29 games and ended a seven-game losing streak in the series against Gonzaga. The last time the Huskies beat the Bulldogs was on Dec. 30, 1997 in Seattle.
The last time the Huskies won their first seven games was in the 1990-91 season. They can improve upon that mark against New Mexico on Saturday, chasing the 1975-76 UW squad that won its first 14 games.
The Huskies have continued to produce high point totals this season. They have eclipsed the school's previous seven-game scoring total of 637 points (91.0), scoring 690 points (98.6) over the in their opening seven contests.
This is the first time this season the Huskies have played in front of a capacity crowd at Bank of America Arena.
Jamaal Williams scored seven of the Huskies first 11 points on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting. He finished the half with 12 points and was one of two Huskies already in double figures, joining Bobby Jones (13). Williams finished with a season-high 22 points.
Sunday marked the fifth time this season the Huskies had at least five players score in double figures.
Freshman points guard Justin Dentmon scored a career-high 17 points, eclipsing his previous high of 12. He also distriuted six assists.
Adam Morrison's 43 points were within two of the most points ever scored by a Washington opponent. John Block of USC scored 45 against the Huskies on February 11, 1966. Morrison tied Wally Szczerbiak of Miami (Ohio) who whose 43 points on March 12, 1999 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament were the second-highest total for a UW opponent.
The Huskies last win against an opponent ranked sixth or higher was a 96-83 victory against No. 1 Stanford on January 29, 2004.