Jan. 25, 2010
SEATTLE - Washingon (12-7 overall, 3-5 Pac-10) begins a two-week, four-game homestand by hosting Cameron Dollar-led Seattle University on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Bank of America Arena. After facing the Red Hawks in their final non-conference match up of the regular season, the Huskies will host cross-state rival Washington State (14-6, 4-4) on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 12:30 p.m.
The Huskies are glad to be home where they sport a 12-1 record as opposed to an 0-6 mark in games away from BOA. Tuesday's game will be broadcast on FSN NW with Tom Glasgow calling play-by-play and Francis Williams providing color analysis. The ISP Sports Radio Network will broadcast the game with Bob Rondeau supplying the play-by-play and Jason Hamilton providing color commentary. Live Gamertracker is available for free and audio is available by paid subscription on the Dawg Channel All-Access on GoHuskies.com.
About Seattle University...
The Seattle University Red Hawks are led by first-year coach and former Husky assistant Cameron Dollar. Washington went 145-81 in the seven years Dollar served as an assistant under coach Romar. He currently has his Red Hawks 9-11 overall, including impressive road wins over Utah (77-74) and Oregon State (99-48). The 51-point victory over the Beavers was their worse home loss in school history. One-time Husky signee Charles Garcia leads the way for Seattle U. The 6'10" power forward averages 20.7 ppg and 9.1 rpg and has drawn the attention of NBA scouts with his versatility and size. Three other Redhawks average in double figures, led by reserve guard Chris Gweth and his 12.3 ppg. Aaron Broussard (10.7 ppg) and Cervante Burrell (10.6) are both starters that are reaching double-digits on a regular basis. Seattle University is in just its second year of Division I basketball and is 30-19 in two seasons after a 21-8 record in 2009.
UW And Seattle U History...
On March 3, 2009, Washington and Seattle U renewed a rivalry that had been dormant for 29 years. This year's game will officially be the 25th meeting between the two teams, located about four miles apart. UW holds the 20-4 all-time advantage, including an 11-1 mark at home. The last time Seattle beat UW was on Nov. 28, 1978 when they took down the Huskies 82-78 at Hec Ed. Washington beat Seattle 87-60 in the team's last meeting. Lorenzo Romar is 1-0 all-time against the Red Hawks and it will be Dollar's first-time facing his old squad.
Last Time They Met...
Jon Brockman had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 16 Washington to an easy win over old city rival Seattle 87-60 on March 3, 2009. Isaiah Thomas added 12 points and Justin Dentmon had 11 for the Huskies (23-7), which turned the makeup game into a glorified practice before it hosted Washington State and beat them for the Pac-10 title. Aaron Broussard scored 13 points for Seattle U, which is located 10 minutes from UW but hadn't played the Huskies since Jan. 29, 1980. They agreed to fill a canceled game for the Huskies, after a snowstorm kept Lehigh from getting to a game at Washington in December.
Last Time Out For Washington
Marcus Johnson scored 22 points to lead Southern California to an 87-61 win over Washington. The score was the highest this season for the Trojans (12-7, 4-3 Pac-10) and eclipsed their previous high of 77 points, which they scored against both U.C. Riverside and Tennessee in earlier matchups. Dwight Lewis finished with 19 points for the Trojans, while Alex Stepheson and Mike Gerrity each scored 15 and Nikola Vucevic had 11. Washington (12-9, 3-5 Pac-10) was led by Venoy Overton, who scored 18 points off the bench. The win meant the Trojans, who were picked to finish ninth in the Pac-10, moved into a five-way tie for second along with Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Stanford. California led the league with a 5-2 record.
Paint The Bank Black
The Huskies game at Bank of Arena against Washington State on Jan. 30 will be Black Out Cancer Day at UW. The UW will wear black uniforms as part of the event and all fans are encouraged to wear black to the 12:30 game to show support for cancer awareness. All fans seated in the lower bowl will receive a black Husky t-shirt, while the first 1,000 fans into their upper bowl seats will also receive a t-shirt. The American Cancer Society will have a table in the concourse to accept donations and will be holding a silent auction where fans can bid on Coach Romar's shoes and an autographed Husky basketball. In addition, the black jersey worn by Harry the Husky will be autographed by the entire team and auctioned off on GoHuskies.com on Monday, Feb. 1.