Feb. 6, 2009
PALO ALTO, Calif. - For the second-straight weekend, the 22nd-ranked Washington men's basketball team will be looking to overcome a tough Pac-10 road loss when it plays at Stanford Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at Maples Pavilion.
The Huskies dropped to 16-6 on the season and 7-3 in conference play after last night's 86-71 loss at California. Washington is in sole possession of second-place in the Pac-10, just one game behind league-leading UCLA.
Sunday's game will be televised live in HD by FSN as part of the league's television package. Barry Tompkins and Dan Belluomini are scheduled to call the action.
Every Husky game is broadcast live on the radio via the Washington ISP Sports Network, which includes Seattle-based flagship station 950 KJR AM, XM Satellite Radio and GoHuskies.com. Veteran analysts Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton provide description of the games.
Washington will be looking for its first win at Maples Pavilion since 1993, a streak of 16-straight seasons.
"A stat like that has no relevance whatsoever on Sunday's game," said UW head coach Lorenzo Romar. "Certainly it is interesting, but it doesn't affect the matchup or the game itself. The fact that the seniors have not won here, now that might provide some extra motivation for them."
Despite a subpar scoring performance, a notable achievement that was overlooked in last night's loss at Cal was the stellar rebounding of UW senior Jon Brockman. The school's all-time leader on the boards, Brockman surpassed Oregon's Greg Ballard and Stanford's Adam Keefe to move into fourth-place on the Pac-10's all-time rebounding list.
A native of Snohomish, Wash., Brockman has 1,124 rebounds in his fourth season and currently ranks eighth nationally with an average of 11.0 per game. He leads a Husky effort on the boards that leads the Pac-10 and ranks second nationally in rebound margin, out-performing their opponents by a 9.8 per game.
Senior guard Justin Dentmon is having a career season, ranking second among Pac-10 players in scoring in conference games with a 19.0 per game average. Last night, he overtook Brockman on the UW scoring charts with his 15.4 overall average.
Stanford enters Sunday's game with a 14-6 overall record, a 4-6 mark in the Pac-10 and in seventh-place in the league standings. The Cardinal went a perfect 10-0 in non-conference play and own an impressive 10-2 mark this season at Maples Pavilion.
After ripping-off 10-straight wins to open the season, Stanford split at home against the Arizona schools - losing to ASU and defeating Arizona. After that, the Cardinal lost both games in Washington, defeated Cal, split at home against the Oregon schools and lost twice in Los Angeles. Stanford has won three of its last nine games. Senior Anthony Goods is Stanford's leading scorer. Lawrence Hill and Landry Fields are also scoring in double figures and are the team's leading rebounders.
Washington returns home next week for a Thursday night game against resurgent Oregon State. Tickets are available by calling (206) 543-2200.