NCAA Men's Basketball
(#9) Washington 54, Lehigh 37
Friday, December 23, 2005
Bank of America Arena/Seattle, Wash.
Friday's win marked Washington's 800th at its current arena, Bank of America at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. That is the most wins by any team in the nation in its current venue. Washington's win also extended its nation-leading home winning streak to 31 games.
Bobby Jones led the Huskies with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting. In his career, Jones has now scored exactly 1,000 points in his UW career. He is the 30th Washington player to reach 1,000 points.
The last time Washington won its first 10 games in a season was 1975-76. That team won its first 14 games.
Forward Mike Jensen made his first appearance of the season Friday after missing the first nine games recovering from a shoulder injury. The senior scored five points and pulled down four rebounds in 13 minutes.
Lehigh's 37 points were the lowest scored by a Husky opponent since Washington State was limited to 36 on Jan. 24, 1970.
UW's 54 points were the lowest scored by a Husky team since a 53-point outing at California on Feb. 15, 2003.
There were just 19 personal fouls committed and 12 free throws attempted in the game. The Huskies were 4-of-8 on free throws and Lehigh was just 1-of-4.