Feb. 16, 2004
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 --
Washington vs. Washington State; 7:00 p.m. PST
Bank of America Arena (10,000); Seattle, Wash.
Husky Sports Radio Network / KHHO (AM 850) in Puget Sound Area
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 --
Washington at (#13) North Carolina State; 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 EST)
RBC Center (19,722); Raleigh, N.C.
Fox Sports Net TV
Husky Sports Radio Network / KJR (AM 950) in Puget Sound Area
Winners of seven of their last eight games, the Washington Huskies (12-9, 7-6) conclude a three-game homestand this week against cross-state rival Washington State (11-12, 5-8), Thursday, Feb. 19. Tip-off is 7 p.m. at Bank of America Arena on the UW campus. The Huskies won the last nine meetings against WSU in Seattle, their series' longest home winning streak in 48 years. Thursday's matchup is the classic "irresistible force against an immovable object." Something's gotta give as Washington ranks second in the conference, producing 81.8 points per game. The Cougars have the Pac-10's stingiest defense, yielding 57.7 points. That's a 24.1-point differential between what UW scores versus what WSU surrenders. The Huskies, who won the first meeting 75-62 on Jan. 24 in Pullman, seek their first season sweep of the Cougars since 2000. After Thursday, Washington begins a difficult three-game road trip with its final non-conference game. UW visits 13th-ranked North Carolina State (16-5), Sunday, Feb. 22. Tip-off is 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time at the RBC Center in Raleigh where the Wolfpack improved to 13-0 Sunday with a 78-74 win over No. 1 Duke.
All Husky men's basketball games are broadcast live on the Husky Sports Radio Network. Thursday's game against Washington State will be broadcast on KHHO (AM 850) in the Puget Sound area. Bob Rondeau provides the play-by-play for the 17th season. He is joined on home broadcasts by color commentator Jason Hamilton, a UW point guard from 1994-96. Live internet game stats are available at: www.gohuskies.com
Thursday's UW game against Washington State will not be televised. The Huskies' next television appearance is Sunday, Feb. 22 at North Carolina State. That game airs nationally at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time as part of the ACC Sunday Night Hoops package.
The pivotal point in Washington's season came Jan. 17 in Corvallis, Ore. The Huskies were 0-5 in Pac-10 play and trailed Oregon State 70-54 with six minutes remaining. They rallied with Nate Robinson hitting a 3-pointer at the end of regulation and won 103-99 in overtime. That ignited a string of five consecutive victories that ended Feb. 7 at UCLA. The five-game winning streak was the longest for the Huskies since 1999.
Streaky Washington (3 wins ... 3 losses ... 2 wins ... 5 losses ... 5 wins ... 1 loss ... 2 wins) won seven of its last eight games immediately following a five-game losing streak. The Huskies lost their opening five Pac-10 games before embarking on their first five-game winning streak since the 1999 season. Included in that stretch were three consecutive road victories that matched UW's longest such streak ever since Pac-10 play began in 1979. The 1998 UW team was the last to string three Pac-10 road wins together.
Party Like it's 1999
Turn the clock back five years to 1999. That's the last time Washington had a winning season and participated in the NCAA Tournament. That's also the last time UW performed some feats they have accomplished this season. UW has a winning record (12-9) at the latest point in the season since the 1999 squad had a 14-7 record after 21 games. The Huskies registered their first five-game winning streak since 1999, including a Jan. 29 upset of No. 9 Arizona. The last time UW had beaten a top-10 ranked foe was on Feb. 4, 1999 with a 90-84 win over No. 10 Arizona. The Huskies beat Arizona State (Jan. 31) to complete their first weekly series sweep against a pair of Pac-10 travel partners since 1999.
UW's current nine-game home winning streak over Washington State is its longest against the Cougars since winning 12 straight in Seattle between 1951-56 ... Will Conroy needs four assists to post the 23rd 100-assist season in UW history. He distributed 108 last year and can become the sixth Husky to post back-to-back 100-assist seasons, the first since Jamie Booker in 1996 and 1997 ... The Huskies' current four-game home winning streak is their longest since a 10-game streak during the 1998-99 season ... The Huskies have seven wins in Pac-10 play, their highest conference victory total since the 1999 Huskies were 10-8 ... Sophomore forward Mike Jensen registered his first career double-double Thursday (Feb. 12) with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Oregon ... Jensen hit 15 of 30 treys this year and shot 48% on career 3-pointers (25-52) ... Brandon Roy tallied 30 points at UCLA (Feb. 7) and Nate Robinson had 31 vs. Arizona (Jan. 29), marking the first season two Huskies had 30-point games in six years. In 1998, Todd MacCulloch and Deon Luton were the last 30-point duo ... Washington overcame halftime deficits to win in three of its last eight games. UW trailed 35-29 against Oregon, 45-40 against Arizona and 40-34 at Oregon State before winning all three games. Those were the only three times in a UW game this season that the team that trailed at halftime won as the Huskies have not relinquished any of their eight halftime leads. The team that leads at halftime has an 18-3 record in Husky games ... Seven different players have led UW in scoring this year and seven different Huskies topped the team in rebounds ... UW players have six double-figure rebound games after registering only three in 2003.
The Washington State Series
> Washington won 11 of the last 15 meetings and owns a 165-90 advantage in the all-time series that began in 1910.
> The Huskies won this season's first meeting by a 75-62 count on Jan. 24 in Pullman.
> Washington boasts a 95-31 home record against WSU, including wins in each of the Cougars' last nine visits to Seattle. The last Washington State victory at UW was a 67-46 decision on Jan. 29, 1994.
> The Apple Cup rivals split the season series in 2003 for the third straight year. The Huskies won 81-67 on Jan. 31, 2003 in Seattle while the Cougars were 98-76 victors on Mar. 1, 2003 in Pullman.
> First-year Washington State coach Dick Bennett has an 0-1 record against UW.
> Second-year Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has a 2-1 record against WSU.
The Last Meeting
UW 75, Washington State 62 (Jan. 24, 2004/Pullman, Wash.)
Nate Robinson scored 17 points and hit all three of his first-half 3-point tries as Washington took control early en route to a 75-62 win over Washington State. The Huskies (7-8, 2-5) won at Fried Court for the first time since the 2000 season which was also the last time they recorded back-to-back Pac-10 road victories. Robinson hit a 3-pointer two minutes into the game that put UW ahead for good 5-2. His second trey, with 16:39 left in the first half, pushed the Husky lead to 10-2. UW shot 67 percent (14-21) in the first half, including 5-of-7 shooting beyond the arc, to claim a 37-23 halftime advantage. The Cougars (8-9, 2-5) scored the first eight points of the second half, trimming their deficit to 37-31. Robinson answered with an offensive rebound and 3-pointer that started a 7-0 UW run. Will Conroy scored 14 points for the Huskies while Tre Simmons added 10 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Roy grabbed 12 boards, leading a 34-23 UW rebound advantage. Jeff Varem tallied 14 points to pace Washington State which also got 13 from Thomas Kelati and 11 from Marcus Moore. WSU shot 50 percent (10-20) from 3-point range.
Last Season in Seattle
UW 81, Washington State 67 (Jan. 31, 2003; Seattle)
Curtis Allen came off the bench to spark a 10-point run with six of his 13 points, leading Washington to an 81-67 victory over Washington State at Bank of America Arena. The Huskies (8-10, 3-6) registered their ninth straight home win over WSU. The Cougars (5-13, 0-9) suffered their 16th straight Pac-10 loss, their last conference win coming Jan. 31, 2002 in Pullman against the Huskies. WSU led 11-9 before Allen hit a 3-pointer to start a 10-0 surge that put Washington ahead for good. Allen capped the run with another trey, giving UW a 19-11 lead with 9:22 left in the first half. The Huskies led 38-30 at halftime and scored the first five second-half points. The lead grew to as many as 19 points. Sophomore Will Conroy scored 11 of his team-high 14 points in the second half. Conroy was the lone veteran in the Husky starting lineup that included four freshmen. Making his first start, Nate Robinson tallied 11 points a figure matched by reserve Doug Wrenn. Cedrick Hughey had 15 points and eight boards for the Cougars who outrebounded Washington 41-31. Thomas Kelati added 13 points for WSU and Milton Riley had 12. Washington shot 50 percent (28-56) from the floor, it's best accuracy in Pac-10 play this season. The Huskies shot 58 percent (7-12) from beyond the 3-point line and outscored WSU 18-5 from the free throw line.
When the Huskies shoot well, they usually win. The opposite is also true. Washington has a 9-0 record when its field goal percentage it superior or equal to its opponent and is 3-9 when being outshot. The Huskies are shooting nearly 11 percent better from the field in their 12 victories (51.0% - 40.3%) and almost seven percent better from 3-point range (38.4% - 32.0%).
Thirteen is not an unlucky number for the Huskies who have registered one third (4) of this season's 12 victories by exactly 13 points. Washington upset No. 9 Arizona (Jan. 29) by a 96-83 tally and registered a 75-62 win at Washington State (Jan. 24), a 104-91 win over Eastern Washington (Nov. 29) and a 91-78 victory over UC Riverside (Nov. 24).
Washington is averaging 81.8 points per game, the highest scoring output since the 1972 Huskies finished with a school record 84.8-point average. UW ranks second among Pac-10 teams in scoring and was listed 13th last week among NCAA Division I teams at 81.5 points per game. The Huskies have reached the 100-point plateau twice for the first time since the 1980-81 season. The 103-99 overtime decision at Oregon State (Jan. 17) matched the highest total ever for UW in an enemy arena. It equaled a 103-70 win at Washington State on Feb. 1, 1975. The 104-91 win over Eastern Washington (Nov. 29) marked UW's highest point total in 311 games, dating to a 130-67 win over Chico State on Dec. 1, 1992. It was UW's first 100-point effort in 159 games, dating to a 101-86 win at USC on Jan. 29, 1998. The Huskies reached the 90-point plateau seven times this season, a figure they reached only once last year. That is the most 90-point plus performances for a Washington team since the 1975-76 squad had seven. The last Husky team to register more than seven 90-point outings was the 1972 squad that had 12.
Washington has started four different lineups. The most recent unit opened the last seven games, featuring four sophomores (Mike Jensen, Bobby Jones, Nate Robinson, Brandon Roy) and one junior (Will Conroy). Last year, the Huskies implemented nine unique lineups and Will Conroy was the only player to start every game. Conroy did not start this year's season opener against Portland State, stopping a streak of 34 consecutive starting assignments. Brandon Roy and Mike Jensen are the only two Huskies to start all 21 games.
Nate the Great
High-flying Nate Robinson raised his game to a higher level during Pac-10 play. He won the Feb. 2 Pac-10 Player of the Week award after leading UW to a home sweep of the Arizona schools. Robinson poured in a career-high 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting and added five rebounds and five steals during UW's 96-83 upset of ninth-ranked Arizona (Jan. 29). The 5-9 guard leads UW with a 15.8-point scoring average in conference games, an increase of 8.7 points from his average of 7.1 points against non-conference competition. Robinson tallied double-figure points in 11 of 13 Pac-10 games after posting only two double-digit efforts in eight non-conference outings. Robinson tallied 23 of his 25 points after halftime at Oregon State (Jan. 17), including a 3-pointer inside the final second that forced overtime in UW's 103-99 win. He ranks fourth among Pac-10 players in steals (37), fifth in free throw percentage (84.6%), 10th in 3-point percentage (37.5%) and 19th in scoring (12.6).
Sophomore Nate Robinson and his 40-inch vertical leap will concentrate on basketball this season after having a huge impact last year on both the hardwood and the gridiron. In 2003, Robinson garnered Freshman All-America and All-Pac-10 Freshman Team honors in basketball after leading UW with a 13.0-point scoring average. He had eight points in 23 minutes Jan. 2, 2003 against UCLA after starting two days earlier in UW's 34-24 loss to Purdue in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. Robinson registered 17 double-figure outings and topped all UW scorers a team-high 11 times in his 23 games. The 5-9 leaper was spectacular in his second collegiate outing, amassing 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 18 minutes at Santa Clara (Dec. 7). He followed that up with another 19-point effort, against Eastern Washington (Dec. 14). Robinson suited up, but did not play in the Nov. 24, 2002 season opener, one day after grabbing a critical interception for the Husky football team that upset No. 3 Washington State 29-26 in Pullman. Robinson was a prep All-American in both football and basketball. He started at cornerback in the final six Husky football games of 2002 and recorded two interceptions. Robinson averaged 17.2 yards on six kick-off returns. He entered UW on a football scholarship, but switched to basketball prior to this season. He was the 2002 Washington Class AAA state basketball player of the year after averaging 17.9 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals for state champion Rainier Beach of Seattle. His father, Jacque Robinson, was a standout running back on the UW football team and ranks seventh among all-time Huskies with 2,300 career yards. Jacque is the only player to earn MVP honors in both the Rose (1982) and Orange (1985) Bowls.
High School Reunion
Every time the Huskies take the floor it amounts to a reunion of alums from Seattle's Garfield High School. Four former prep teammates are listed on the Washington roster; juniors Will Conroy and Tre Simmons along with sophomores Brandon Roy and Anthony Washington. The quartet of former Bulldogs has combined to score 820 of UW's 1,717 points in the 21 regular-season games, an average of 39.0 points per game. They have accounted for 48 percent of the Huskies' total offensive output. Roy (13.6) and Conroy (12.7) are UW's top two scorers. Their Garfield team also featured current USC guard Roydell Smiley and Isaiah Stanback a red-shirt freshman who plays on the Husky football team.
Sophomore Bobby Jones ranks second among Huskies in rebounds with 4.8 per game, a figure that ranks 20th among Pac-10 players. He ranks eighth among conference competitors with a team-leading field goal accuracy of 54.5 percent. Jones ranks third among UW players with 27 steals. He tallied 10 or more points in 13 games this season after reaching double figures just five times all last season. A defensive specialist last season, Jones started the final 15 games in 2003 and ranked No. 7 on the team with 5.7 points per game. He nearly doubled that total to 10.7 points per game this year.
Quicksilver guard Curtis Allen is the lone senior on the Washington roster. He ranks second among all-time Huskies with 145 career 3-pointers. The record is 212 treys by Deon Luton (1997-2000). Allen hit six treys at Wyoming (Dec. 6). He has amassed 935 points during his career and needs 65 more to become the 28th player in UW history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Allen's current career free throw mark of 86.4 percent (197-228) is the best in school history. He ranks second among all-time Pac-10 players behind former UCLA standout Rod Foster who shot 88.0% between 1980-83.
Sophomore swingman Brandon Roy is a rising star in his first full collegiate season. He leads the team in points (13.6) and rebounds (5.5), figures that rank No. 12 and No. 16 among Pac-10 players. Roy ranks second on UW in both assists (68) and steals (30), ranking 10th among Pac-10 players in steals. He amassed a career-high 30 points in 29 minutes at UCLA (Feb. 7), eclipsing his previous high of 22 points registered against UC Riverside (Nov. 24). At Houston on Dec. 20 Roy became the first player in UW history to lead the team in the five major statistics during a single game. Roy amassed 19 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. Roy was a consensus top-50 national recruit among the prep class of 2002, but was not declared eligible by the NCAA until Jan. 16, 2003. He played 13 games with two starts last season, averaging 6.1 points per game. He averaged 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds during the final four games of 2003. Roy applied for the 2002 NBA Draft out of high school, but did not attend any pre-draft camps and withdrew his application prior to the draft. He is the fourth product of Seattle's Garfield High School on the current UW roster, joining Will Conroy, Tre Simmons and Anthony Washington.
The most improved player in the Pac-10 last season was point guard Will Conroy, now a junior at Washington. His 12.7-point sophomore scoring average was 10.2 better than his freshman average of 2.5 points, the largest improvement by any Pac-10 player in 2003. Conroy currently ranks second among all Husky scorers with 12.7 points per game, a figure that ranks 17th among Pac-10 players. Conroy is UW's top playmaker. He has distributed 96 assists, an average of 4.6 per game that ranks seventh among Pac-10 players. Conroy needs four assists to register the 23rd 100-assist season in Husky history. He had 108 assists last season and is vying to become the sixth Husky to post back-to-back 100-assist seasons, the first since Jaime Booker in 1996 and 1997. Conroy's assist/turnover ratio of 1.71 (96 assists/56 turnovers) is the eighth best among Pac-10 players.
The University of Washington is serving as host to first- and second-round action of the 2004 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Games will be played, Thursday, March 18 and Saturday, March 20 at KeyArena in Seattle. The NCAA announced Feb. 6 that the two rounds at the Seattle site were sold out.
Producing Point Guards
UW point guards Will Conroy (Garfield HS) and Nate Robinson (Rainier Beach HS) both hail from the city of Seattle. The Emerald City has produced some jewels on the hardwood, a legacy of point guards that is highlighted by former Arizona standout Jason Terry and Michigan's Jamal Crawford. Three Pac-10 schools may start Seattle natives at the point this season, including Aaron Brooks (Franklin HS) at Oregon and Rodrick Stewart (Rainier Beach HS) at USC along with the UW duo. Other prominent point guards from the state of Washington include Gonzaga's John Stockton (Spokane) and Dan Dickau (Prairie), Oregon's Luke Ridnour (Blaine) and current Florida freshman Ryan Appleby (Stanwood).
Last UW Game
UW 80, Oregon State 79 (Feb. 14, 2004/Seattle)
Nate Robinson made a three-point play with 12 seconds remaining, lifting Washington to an 80-79 victory over Oregon State at Bank of America Arena. The Huskies (12-9, 7-6) swept the season series from OSU for the first time since 1999. The Beavers (9-13, 3-9) had won their previous four games in Seattle. Washington shot 65 percent (20-31) in the first half to build a 50-41 advantage. The lead was 73-62 before OSU's David Lucas scored seven of his career-high 29 points during a late four-minute stretch to spark a run of 15 unanswered points. Jim Hanchett capped the run with a 3-pointer that put the Beavers ahead 77-73 with 3:28 left. J.S. Nash's jumper at 1:53 gave OSU its final lead at 79-77 and set up Robinson's decisive driving layup and free throw. The Beavers had a game-winning shot attempt, but a free-throw line jumper by Nash missed. Tre Simmons scored 17 points to lead the Huskies who also got 13 from Will Conroy, 12 from Robinson and 11 from Mike Jensen. Chris Stephens finished with 13 for OSU, Nash had 11 and Hanchett 10. OSU posted a 40-29 rebound advantage led by Hanchett's 11. UW shot 53 percent (32-60) for the game.
2004 Season Highlights
The Huskies swept a homestand from the Oregon schools for the first time since 1999 ... UW swept the season series from Oregon State for the first time since 1999 ... The Huskies swept the Arizona schools in Seattle for the first time since 1999 ... UW matched its longest Pac-10 road winning streak with wins at Oregon State, Washington State and USC. There have been five previous three-game road winning streaks for the Huskies since Pac-10 play began in 1979 ... The Huskies beat USC 93-82 on Feb. 5 to win back-to-back games at the Sports Arena for the first time since 1986 & 1987 ... UW swept the Arizona schools in Seattle for the first time since 1999 ... The Huskies upset ninth-ranked Arizona 96-83 (Jan. 29), their first win over a top-10 foe since 1999 ... The win snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Wildcats that was the longest current streak against UW. The Huskies longest current series losing streak is now a six-game skein against Gonzaga ... UW won back-to-back Pac-10 road games for the first time since the 2000 season with wins at Oregon State (Jan. 17) and Washington State (Jan. 24) ... UW has multiple Pac-10 road wins for the first time since 2000 after posting only one conference away victory during each of the last three seasons ... The Huskies reached the 100-point plateau more than once for the first season since 1980-81 ... Junior Hakeem Rollins blocked six shots at California (Jan. 2), the highest single-game total by a Husky since David Dixon had a school-record seven blocks against Washington State on Jan. 31, 2002 ... UW's 37-point win over Columbia (88-51) was its largest margin of victory since defeating Brigham Young 95-44 on Nov. 26, 1996 ... The 58-point first-half outburst against Columbia (Dec. 30) was the highest scoring half by Washington since it had 59 the second half against Portland State Nov. 28, 2000 ... Sophomore Brandon Roy became the first player in school history to be the Huskies' sole leader in the five major statistical categories with his 19-point, 12-rebound, 5-assist, 2-steal and 1-blocked shot performance at Houston (Dec. 20). Two former players (Thalo Green on 2/19/00 & Dion Brown on 1/28/89) paced UW in those five stats, but tied with a teammate in at least one category. (Note: blocks & steals were not officially recorded prior to 1976) ... At Houston, Brandon Roy (12) and Bobby Jones (10) became the first UW teammates to grab double-figure rebounds during the same game since Jan. 19, 2002 when Doug Wrenn (12) and David Dixon (11) accomplished the feat.
Home Sweet Home
The Huskies play all of their home games in recently renovated Bank of America Arena at Edmundson Pavilion. The pavilion underwent a 19-month renovation from March of 1999 to November of 2000. The interior was completely redesigned while the building's exterior went unchanged. Despite an increased seating capacity from 7,900 to approximately 10,000, the arena features a more intimate, basketball-only configuration. The Huskies have won 773 games in the Pavilion since it opened on Dec. 27, 1927, more victories than any other school in its current arena. They have an 8-3 home record this season.
Season in Review
The Huskies opened the season with four consecutive home games. They defeated Portland State (Nov. 21), UC Riverside (Nov. 24) and Eastern Washington (Nov. 29) before losing 86-62 to 17th-ranked Gonzaga (Dec. 3) ... Washington lost road games at Wyoming (Dec. 6) and Houston (Dec. 20) before a 92-81 triumph at San Diego State (Dec. 27) ... The Huskies defeated Columbia (Dec. 30) 81-55, their first home game in 27 days ... UW opened Pac-10 play with a five-game losing streak ... That streak was followed by a five-game winning streak that began when the Huskies rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to post a 103-99 overtime win at Oregon State (Jan. 17) ... UW completed back-to-back Pac-10 road wins for the first time in four years with a 75-62 win at Washington State (Jan. 24), its first win in Pullman since 2000 ... Nate Robinson amassed 31 points to lead UW to a 96-83 home triumph over No. 9 Arizona and snap an eight-game losing streak against the Wildcats ... Tre Simmons scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half of the Huskies' 90-81 win over Arizona State (Jan. 31) ... Five players scored in double figures as UW won 93-82 at USC (Feb. 5) ... The five-game winning streak was halted at UCLA (Feb. 7) as UW lost 80-75 despite the career-high 30 points from Brandon Roy ... The Huskies rallied from a 13-point deficit with just over nine minutes to play, defeating Oregon 83-74 (Feb. 12) in Seattle ... Nate Robinson completed a three-point play with 0:12 remaining, lifting UW to an 80-79 win over Oregon State (Feb. 14). The Huskies swept the Beavers for the first time since 1999.
Washington clinched its third consecutive winning non-conference record, posting a 5-3 mark before the Pac-10 season started. UW has one non-conference game remaining, a Feb. 22 visit to 13th-ranked North Carolina State. Last year the Huskies finished the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 5-4 record following a 6-5 ledger in 2001.
Huskies vs. Ranked Foes
* 2004 Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 1-2
* All-Time Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 62-192
* Last Win Over a Ranked Opponent: UW 96, #9 Arizona 83 (1/29/04, Seattle)
* Last Road Win Over a Ranked Opponent : UW 80, at #14 Arizona 78 ot (2/1/96)
* Last Road Win Over Foe Ranked #13 or higher: UW 53, at #7 UCLA 49 (1/12/52)
Note: Washington lost its last 23 road games against ranked opponents.
The North Carolina State Series
> Sunday marks the first ever men's basketball meeting between North Carolina State and Washington.
> The 13th-ranked Wolfpack boast a perfect 13-0 home record at the RBC Center, including a 78-74 triumph over No. 1 Duke on Sunday (Feb. 15).
> The Huskies have a 5-11 all-time record against current Atlantic Coast Conference members. They have played the following ACC opponents: Clemson (2-0), Duke (1-3), Florida State (1-1), Georgia Tech (1-2), North Carolina (0-1), Virginia (0-1), Wake Forest (0-3).
> Washington is winless in four road games at ACC arenas, losing twice at Duke and twice at Wake Forest. The Huskies' last visit to ACC territory was on Dec. 23, 1989 when they lost 74-64 at Duke.
> Ten of the Huskies' 16 games against ACC foes came at neutral sites and they have a 5-5 record in those contests. Washington is 0-2 at home against the ACC, losing to Duke and Wake Forest.
> Eighth-year Wolfpack coach Herb Sendek has never coached against Washington.
> In his second season at UW, Lorenzo Romar has never coached against NC State.
Wait 'til Next Year
A pair of Huskies are not competing in games this year, waiting until next season until they are eligible. Jamaal Williams, a 6-5 forward with a powerful inside presence, is red-shirting this season after transferring from New Mexico. He averaged 11.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 2003 for the Lobos, including a 25-point, 15-rebound performance at UNLV on Feb. 23. Walk-on Matt Fletcher joined the team in the fall as a transfer from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The Maize (Kansas) High School product played at Butler County Junior College in 2002.
Romar on Radio
The Washington Basketball Coaches' Show with Lorenzo Romar airs weekly from 7:30-8:00 p.m. on KJR (AM-950). The day of the week varies. The show is hosted by play-by-play announcer Bob Rondeau along with KJR Radio personality David Locke. The next broadcast is Monday, Feb. 23.
Good seats are available for all Washington home games. All seats are reserved and priced at $20, $18 and $10. University of Washington students with current student i.d. can purchase individual game tickets for $3 or buy a student season pass for $30 that is also good for women's games. For ticket information please contact the Husky Ticket Office by phone (206-543-2200) or on-line at (Husky Basketball Tickets)
Apple Cup Ticket Special
Discounted bleacher tickets are available for Thursday's (Feb. 19) game against Washington State only. Seating in the top five rows around the entire arena are available for $5.50 rather than the usual $10 price. The special ticket offer is available for on-line purchase at (Husky Basketball Tickets)