Feb. 21, 2011
SEATTLE - The Huskies (18-8, 10-5 Pac-10) return home to Seattle for the final four regular season games of the year starting Tuesday with a matchup against cross-town rival Seattle University (7:00 p.m./FSN). It is the first time since Dec. 15, 1978 that the Huskies and Redhawks have played each other away from Hec Edmundson Pavilion. But, Washington is familiar with Key Arena having played the 2001 season and part of 2002 at the arena. UW's last game at the Seattle City Center landmark was a 74-62 loss to UTEP on Dec. 6, 2001. UW is 8-3 in non-conference action, 7-0 at home, 0-1 away and 1-2 at a neutral site.
Washington's last non-conference road victory was Dec. 29, 2007 at Louisiana State.
UW averaged 90.5 points, shot 42.3% from 3-point range and won by 22.5 per games during non-conference action.
Isaiah Thomas' 5.9 assists per game is the 2nd highest in UW history.
The Huskies are eight blocks shy of breaking their previous team record of 151 set last season.
On The Airwaves
Thursday's game can be found on Sports Radio KJR 950-AM in Seattle and the Husky IMG College Sports Network throughout the region. Bob Rondeau will call play-by-play and Jason Hamilton will provide color commentary. FSN NW will televise the game. Tom Glasgow will be joined in the broadcast booth by hall-of-famer Lenny Wilkens. Jen Mueller and Francis Williams will provide sideline reports.
UW-Seattle University 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 26th meeting between the two teams, located about four miles apart. UW holds the 21-4 all-time advantage, including a 3-0 advantage on the road. The last time Seattle beat UW was on Nov. 28, 1978 when they took down the Huskies 82-78 at Hec Ed. UW would exact revenge later that season on Dec. 15 with a 91-82 win at the old Seattle Center Coliseum. That game marked the last time UW faced Seattle U on its home court. Washington dominated Seattle 123-76 in the team's last meeting on Jan. 26, 2010, scoring their second highest total in team history. Lorenzo Romar is 2-0 all-time against the Red Hawks and it will be former UW assistant coach, Cameron Dollar's second time facing his old squad. Clarence Trent, a former UW player who transferred to Seattle U after last season, is sitting out the 2010-2011 season due to transfer rules.
Scouting Seattle University
The Redhawks are 10-16 this season, and are still trying to find their niche after transitioning to Division 1 basketball just three years ago. They are 6-4 at home and 3-3 against common UW opponents. They have beat OSU, Virginia and Eastern Washington (in Seattle) and have losses to Eastern Washington (in Cheney), Portand and San Francisco. UW is 5-1 against those teams. Seattle U is led by 6'5" junior forward, Aaron Broussard, who leads the team in ppg (15.1) and rpg (8.1). SU has three other players who average double figure scoring, Sterling Carter, Alex Jones, and Cervante Burrell. The Redhawks are coming off a 60-48 win over Northern Illinois in which they outscored the Huskies 33-12 in the first half.
Last Time Vs. Seattle University
Quincy Pondexter scored 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Washington overwhelmed neighboring Seattle University 123-76. Fill-in starter Venoy Overton added 20 points and eight assists as the Huskies (13-7) scored their most points since a 130-67 demolition of Chico State on Dec. 1, 1992. Washington scored a season-high 61 points in the first half. The lead got as high as 47 points early in the second half against the Redhawks of former Washington assistant Cameron Dollar. Because six Seattle players fouled out, Dollar chose to play the final 1:27 with four players instead of burning the redshirt of freshman Adam Eakles. Elston Turner added a career-high 20 points for Washington. Former Huskies recruit Charles Garcia made just four of 14 shots but finished with 20 points thanks to 12 free throws for Seattle. Officials called 78 fouls, 45 of them on Seattle. Seattle had six players foul out and three others play the last 7 minutes with four fouls each. Washington made 46-of-61 free throws, both school records.