Dec. 15, 2010
SEATTLE - The Huskies (6-3) will play their final two non-conference games before starting the Pac-10 slate this week at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. They will face San Francisco (4-5) on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m. PT (FSN-NW) and Nevada on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 6:00 p.m. PT (FSN-NW).
Calling the action on Saturday will be Tom Glasgow and Francis Williams, while Williams will team up with play-by-play announcer Brad Adam on Wednesday. Radio coverage can be found on Sports Radio KJR 950-AM in Seattle and the Husky IMG Sports Network throughout the region. Bob Rondeau will call play-by-play and Jason Hamilton will provide color commentary.
*Note: Saturday's tip time is 7:00 p.m., not 6:00 as was published on GoHuskies.com earlier this season.
Coach Romar's weekly show on Sports Radio 950 AM will be held tonight from 6-7 p.m. at Anthony's Shilshole Restaurant. In January, the show moves to Monday's and will be held on the following dates: 1/3, 1/10, 1/18 (due to MLK), 1/24, 1/31 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 3/7, 3/14. Additionally, Romar holds his weekly press conference on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Hec Edmundson Media workroom (room 140). In addition, UWTV will broadcast a replay of the press conference at 11:00 p.m. PT each Tuesday night. UWTV can be found on channel 27 in the Seattle area.
Coaches Joins Mitch In The Morning
Coach Lorenzo Romar will join KJR 950 AM Sports Radio personality Mitch Levy on Thursday in studio from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. Mitch in the Morning can be heard Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
UW Vs. San Francisco
Washington and San Francisco have only met once before in their teams' histories, with the Huskies emerging victorious 87-71 on Dec. 27, 2009. This game also marked the Huskies' 1,600th win, making them the 16th team in NCAA history to win 1,600 games.
Scouting San Francisco
San Fran is 4-5 this season with two of their victories coming in overtime. Last time out, they beat Montana 50-48 in overtime, thanks to career highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds from Michael Williams. The sophomore guard leads USF with 15.9 ppg and is shooting 46% from 3-point range. Perris Blackwell (10.3 ppg) and Angelo Caloroiaro (10.3) - a pair of forwards - are the only other Dons' averaging double figures. Saturday will mark a homecoming for freshman Cole Dickerson who played his high school ball at Federal Way HS. Rex Walters is in his third season at the helm for USF.
Last Time Vs. San Francisco
Quincy Pondexter scored 22 of the Huskies' 87 points in a 16-point victory (87-71) and Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 13 points and six rebounds. The Huskies started off slowly, giving away the early lead. They were down 53-47, when the Huskies' second-leading scorer, Isaiah Thomas, twisted on a fast break and threw a shot in high off the glass, gaining the basket and drawing a foul. In the decisive spurt, Bryan-Amaning threw in a thunderous dunk following a steal and an over-the-shoulder pass from Elston Turner. Rashad Green and Moustapha Diarra scored 14 points apiece for San Francisco.
Last Time Out
AP - David Loubeau blocked a desperation shot by Isaiah Thomas as time expired and Texas A&M held on for a 63-62 win. The Aggies (9-1) led by seven with about four minutes to go before the Huskies (6-3) scored six straight points to pull to 63-62 with about 1 1/2 minutes remaining. Khris Middleton missed a 3-pointer and C.J. Wilcox missed one for the Huskies with 17 seconds left and UW knocked the ball out of bounds. The Aggies got the ball down the court before Thomas stole the ball from Nathan Walkup and raced back for the shot. But Loubeau knocked it down to give Texas A&M the win. Middleton led the Aggies with 17 points and Loubeau added 15 points and nine rebounds. UW's 62 points and 37.7 percent shooting were both season lows. They were led by Thomas who had 13 points and Abdul Gaddy added 10. Justin Holiday, who entered the game averaging more than 14 points, scored just four after getting into early foul trouble. He fouled out with about four minutes remaining.
UW Single Game Records Fall
The Huskies set a new team record for most free throws made while shooting a perfect 100%, making all 16 of their tries vs. Texas A&M. Their previous bests were a couple of 13-for-13 efforts. It is the second team-record UW has equaled or surpassed as they tied the mark for most 3-pointers in a game by hitting 17 vs. Virginia in the Maui Invitational.
Record Scoring Output
Washington shattered the record for its best offensive output over a three-game span in team history with 322 points (107.3 per game) to start the season. After opening the season with 118 points vs. McNeese State, the Huskies scored 98 against Eastern Washington and 106 against Virginia. In a three-game span in 2004-05, the Huskies totaled 305 against Sacred Heart, Houston and California.
Friendly Confines Of Home
Losing at Hec Edmundson Pavilion is rare under coach Lorenzo Romar's watch -- especially during the non-conference slate. The Huskies have won 21 straight non-conference games at Hec Ed, dating back to a 72-71 home loss on March 14, 2008 in the College Basketball Invitational to Valparaiso. In nine years with Romar at the helm, UW is 120-23 (.839) overall at home, 63-5 (.926) in non-Pac-10 games.
The Huskies have scored 100 points four times this season and need to eclipse the century mark one more time to tie the all-time single season record. In 2004-05, when the Huskies were a No. 1 seed in the tournament, they scored 100 or more points five times and amassed a single-season 3,026 points. Washington has scored over 100 against McNeese State (118-64), Virginia (106-63), Long Beach State (102-75) and Texas Tech (108-79). They also nearly missed reaching 100 when they scored 98 against Eastern Washington.
Wins vs. Losses Statistically Speaking
In Washington's six wins, the team has averaged 104.3 points, while in its three losses they have averaged 66.7 points, a discrepancy of 37.6 points.
UW is shooting 53.6% (233x435) from the field and 50.3% (78x155) from 3-point range in wins, 41.2% (70x170) from the field and 30.0% (15x50) from beyond the arc in losses.
In wins, UW averages 23.2 assists per game, but just 11.0 in losses.
UW averages 42.3 rebounds and holds a +8.8 margin in wins, but 33.0 and is -6.7 in losses.
C.J. Wilcox is fourth on the team in scoring in wins with 12.5 ppg, but 7th on the team with 5.0 in losses.
Among The Nation's Best
Through Monday's action, Washington is third in the nation with 91.8 points per game. They trail VMI (95.5) and Lamar (91.1).
The Huskies also rank third in 3-point shooting percentage at 45.4% trailing Portland (45.6%) and Northwestern (45.5%).
UW ranks third in 3-point FG makes per game at 10.3, trailing VMI (11.2) and Duquesne (11.0).
UW is also among the nation's per game leaders in assists (4th, 19.1), assist to turnover ratio (9th, 1.46), field goal percentage (12th, 50.1%), turnover margin (14th, +6.1) and steals (26th, 9.4).
Among The Pac-10 Leaders
Through Monday, the Huskies lead the Pac-10 in numerous categories including: scoring (91.8 ppg), three-point field goal percentage (45.4%), three-point field goals made per game (10.3), rebounds per game (39.2), offensive rebounds (14.6), assists per game (19.1), assists to turnover ratio (1.5) and turnover margin (+6.1).