Desmond Simmons is the recipient of three awards, including the Wurster Award and Industrial Award
Terrence Ross scores 21 points and Darnell Gant shines with 12 points and 9 rebounds in his final game for UW, which races back from 15 down but loses 68-67 in overtime to Minnesota in NIT semifinals.
Washington is happy to be back in NYC to play in the semifinals of the NIT.
He expertly prepared his devastated Huskies for this NIT before it even happened. Now he's singing Sinatra over Alaska Airlines Arena's PA system as UW heads to New York for title shot.
Terrence Ross' 24 points, Tony Wroten's 22, Abdul Gaddy's exquisite night and C.J. Wilcox's late free throws send the Huskies to the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden next week.
Terrence Ross Dunk
UA vs. UW Post Game Conferenece
ASU vs. UW Post Game Conference
USC vs. UW Post Game Conference
Washington vs. Oregon (NIT Quarterfinals)
Washington vs. Arizona State - AP Photo Gallery
Washington vs. USC (photos by AP - and Orhun Uygur)
Washington vs. UCLA - AP Photo Gallery
Washington vs. Arizona State
Gant Quick Notes
Set a new UW record for games played (140), passing 136 by Quincy Pondexter and Matthew Bryan-Amaning.
Is the first UW player to record 100 wins during their career (41 losses).
As a senior, ranked 18th in Pac-12 with 5.3 rpg and T-6th with 2.3 offensive rebounds per game.
Drama major that acted in UW production of Midsummer Night's Dream in May of 2010.
Played piano, organ and drums at his church while growing up in Los Angeles.
2011-12 (Senior) - Played in all 35 games, making 23 starts, including the last 9 games ... missed out on becoming the first Husky to play in four NCAA Tournaments, but set a new UW record for games played (140), passing 136 by Quincy Pondexter and Matthew Bryan-Amaning ... only missed one game during his UW career ... also a UW record 100 wins during his career (41 losses) ... had 7+ rebounds in 7 of last 8 games ... had three-straight 10 rebound games for the first time, including his second career double-double during an end-of-season stretch ... one of two active seniors on the roster ... ranked 18th in Pac-12 with 5.3 rpg and T-6th with 2.3 offensive rebounds per game ... 10+ points in 10 games ... 7+ rebounds in 14 games ... averaged 10 points, 4.3 rebounds and shot 65% from the field in 3 World Vision Classic games ... scored 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes vs. SPU ... had a stellar season debut setting numerous career highs with 18 points vs. Ga. State and 7-of-8 shooting ... it marked the first time he had scored over 10 points in 106 career games ... scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Portland ... had 7 points, four coming on monster slams, vs. Houston Baptist ... poured in 14 points, the second highest total in his career and set a new career high with 4 assists vs. Marquette ... avg 10.0 ppg and shot 66.7% in NYC ... averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds with Aziz N'Diaye went out of the lineup with a knee injury ... played a career-high 31 minutes, grabbed a season-hi 8 rebounds and scored 9 points vs. UC Santa Barbara ... notched his first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. South Dakota State (just second career game with 10 rebounds) ... grabbed 8 rebounds in just 15 minutes of action vs. CS-Northridge ... went scoreless for the first time during the year vs. Oregon ... came off the bench for the first time during the year at Utah ... played a career high 33 minutes, with a career-high 3x5 from 3-point range, scored 13 pts and grabbed 8 rebounds in a career high 33 minutes vs. WSU ... scored 17 points on a career-best equaling 7 FG's and new career high 11 FG attempts vs. Stanford ... averaged 10.0 ppg & 4.0 rpg in sweep of UCLA and USC ... 12 points on 5x9 shooting vs. UCLA, including career-high equaling 6 three-pt attempts. Also season hi 2 steals ... scored all nine of his points vs. ASU consecutively in the first half ... moved back into the starting lineup vs. Arizona for his 71st career start and scored 3 points, blocked 2 shots, had a steal and grabbed 4 rebounds on senior day ... career high 38 minutes at WSU in his second consecutive start ... averaged 8 pts and 9.5 rebounds in final road swing in L.A. ... scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds at USC, followed by 10 rebounds at UCLA ... tied UW career record for games played & scored 6 points plus grabbed 10 rebounds vs. OSU in Pac-12 Tourney, the first time in his career with back-to-back 10 rebound games ... averaged 7.8 ppg and 7.5 rpg during the NIT ...13 pts, 10 rebs for 2nd career double-double vs. UT Arlington ... 12 points on 5x7 shooting & team hi 9 rebounds vs. Minnesota, the final game of his career.
2010-11 (Junior) - Was 18-for-48 from 3-point range during the season after not attempting a shot from behind the arc in his first 70 career games ... scored in double figures four times (all career-high 10 point games) ... started the first nine games and came back into the starting lineup twice more ... suffered a groin strain during fall camp, forcing him to miss some practice time and the exhibition game opener ... his first field goal attempt of the season was a three-point bucket after going the previous 70 games of his career without a try ... started the season opener and scored 7 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out 3 assists ... went through a four-game stretch from Nov. 23-Dec. 4 averaging 9.3 ppg on 16x25 shooting (64%) and 5x6 3-point range (83%) ... set a new career-high with 10 points vs. Kentucky, all in the 1st half, on 4x5 shooting & 2x2 from 3-pt line ... scored nine points on 4x5 shooting vs. Michigan State & played career-hi 29 minutes ... equaled his career high with 10 points vs. Long Beach State ... 8 points, 4 rebounds and career-high 3 steals vs. Texas Tech ... scored 6 points at UCLA in return home to L.A., including a big three-point bucket that gave UW a seven-point advantage ... equaled career-high 10 points vs. OSU and was a perfect 6x6 from the free throw line ... season high 6 rebounds at Cal and scored five points and was named FSN Sixth Man of the Game ... scored 9 points, grabbed season-hi rebounds in career-high equaling 29 minutes at WSU ... strained quad limited him to 5 minutes vs. Oregon ... attempted a career high 9 shots vs. Cal, scoring 6 points and grabbing 5 rebounds ... inserted into starting lineup at Arizona and had 7 points and season-high equaling 7 rebounds ... career-high equaling 10 points at Seattle U ... was 1x2 from 3-pt range, including school record 258th three-point make this year, vs. UCLA to snap 0x6 skid over previous eight games ... played great in the Pac-10 tournament, averaging 5.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg and blocked 3 shots ... set a new career high with 10 rebounds vs. Oregon in the Pac-10 tournament semifinals ... averaged 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds during two NCAA tourney games ... returned to starting lineup during NCAA game against Georgia, his 11th start of the season and 56th of his career ... 6 points, 6 rebounds and career-high tying two 3-pointers vs. North Carolina.
2009-10 (Sophomore) - Led all Huskies with a low of just 7 turnovers in 408 minutes over 35 games...made 11 starts this season, 45 overall in his career...scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds vs. Portland State...helped spark the Huskies' comeback vs. Montana and grabbed 4 rebounds in just seven minutes...came off the bench at Texas Tech to set career highs in rebounds (9) and minutes (27) and scored a season-high 7 points...career low 2 minutes vs. Georgetown...seven rebounds and five points vs. Texas A&M...iced Washington's win vs. OSU with key rebound and free throw...career-high equaling 3 assists vs. Seattle U...sparked the Huskies in their win at Stanford, coming off the bench for 22 minutes, four crucial points and five rebounds...missed WSU game with a concussion after colliding with Clarence Trent's knee during practice...hit two big buckets in close game at Oregon...career high tying 8 points vs. Stanford, including 3 highlight reel dunks...averaged 10 minutes, 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament, including 4 rebounds and 2 blocks vs. New Mexico.
2008-09 (Redshirt Freshman) - Earned the team's Coaches Award for having the best attitude in the program ... started 34 of 35 games on the season ... averaged 3.1 points and 3.3 rebounds ... started the opener at Portland and played 23 minutes ... grabbed seven rebounds against Cleveland State and five against FIU ... scored eight points with six rebounds and two blocks against #17 Florida ... grabbed six boards against Pacific ... blocked two shots and registered two steals against Morgan State ... went 4-for-4 from the free throw line against the Bears ... played season-high 24 minutes in 20-point win at Washington State ... blocked three shots at Oregon State ... played 26 minutes in home win over #13 UCLA ... did not start WSU home game due to Senior Day - Artem Wallace started at the forward position.
2007-08 (Freshman) - Did not see game action and received a redshirt season of eligibility.
Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
The top-rated power forward on the West Coast according to Scout.com ... Ranked as the nation's 50th best recruit by USA Today ... Listed No. 12 in Best in the West rankings compiled by the Long Beach Press-Telgram ... Averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots per game his senior season, helping Crenshaw to a 19-8 record ... During his senior year, also contributed 4.3 assists per game, 5.6 blocks per game and 3.0 steals per game ... A first-team All-State Division I selection by CalHi Sports ... The same publicaton picked him to the third-team all-state squad for all divisions ... A two-time all-city selection out of Los Angeles' talent-laden Coliseum League ... Hails from the same high school that produced former Pac-10 standouts Marques Johnson and Tremaine Fowlkes ... Ranked No. 85 nationally by PrepStars and No. 93 in the SI.com Hot 100 Seniors ratings ... Helped lead Crenshaw to a 21-5 record in 2006, with a 9-1 league mark ... Two-year letterwinner and three year team captain ... Led JV team to a 12-0 season finishing first in League and District ... As a sophomore and junior, named an all-state Underclassman Team ... Named to the all-city second Team his junior year and all-city first Team his senior year ... Was named the 2007 Team MVP ... Participated in the ABCD camp in New Jersey where he was second among California rebounders ... Participated in the Dream Vision All-American game as a senior where he was the Slam Dunk Champion ... Competed in the Collision All-Star game in Gardena, Calif. ... Took part in the Pangos All-American Camp, scoring 30 points with eight rebounds, 5.6 assists and three blocks ... Also lettered in track and field and volleyball.
|Gant's Career Highs|
|Points: 18, vs. Georgia St., 11/12/11|
|FG: 7, 2x, last vs. Stanford, 1/21/12|
|3pt FG: 3, vs. Washington St., 1/15/12|
|FT: 6, vs. Oregon St., 1/8/11|
|Rebounds: 10, 5x, last vs. UT Arlington, 3/13/12|
|Assists: 4, vs. Marquette, 12/5/11|
|Blocks: 3 at OSU, 1/17/09|
|Steals: 3, vs. Texas Tech, 12/4/10|
|Minutes: 38, at Washington St., 2/25/12|