Coach Romar has an answer for doubters of his 8-5 team on the eve of the Pac-12 opener at Washington State (9-4): ''Conference time. Let's see. Everyone's back.''
Senior co-captain Abdul Gaddy thinks this season's unheralded team, with Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten gone early to the NBA, will prove
Top-seeded Washington (24-10) meets Minnesota (22-14) Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in the National Invitation Tournament semifinals in Madison Square Garden.
The Huskies will win their 2nd outright league championship in 58 years if they beat UCLA Saturday at 11 a.m.
Terrence Ross scores 18 of his 22 points in the second half to rally the Huskies from 10 down late. And Washington stays in first place in the Pac-12 with its 10th win in 12 games.
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins Quick Notes
Freshman (2011-12) - Washington was 13-4 after he made his first appearance vs. Stanford on Jan. 21 ... averaged 1.1 ppg and 2.1 rpg ... joined the team as a walk on, Jan. 9, a day before Washington played Seattle University ... is the 19th known Husky to play both football and basketball at Washington, the first since Nate Robinson (2002 FB, 2003-05 BB), but just the fourth since 1985 ... played 16 minutes in his debut vs. Stanford (just 12 days after joining the team), grabbing 7 rebounds, dishing out an assist and nabbing one steal before fouling out ... tallied first career points (4) at ASU and grabbed 5 rebounds ... career best 5 points vs. USC on 2x2 shooting ... averaged 1.8 ppg & 2.3 rpg in 37 total minutes during the NIT ... 3 rebounds vs. Northwestern in the NIT ... played 15 minutes vs. Oregon in the NIT quarterfinals and scored 3 pts and grabbed 3 rebounds.
Washington Football (2011) - Played in all 13 games, starting 10 at tight end ... first-team Freshman All-America by CBSSports.com, College Football News and FoxSportsNext while making the second team from Yahoo (which didn't list a first-team tight end) ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... 538 receiving yards ranks No. 2 in UW single-season history for a true freshman (any position) ... also ranks third-highest in UW single-season history for a tight end (any class) ... 41 receptions is the fourth-most in UW single-season history for a tight end ... shared team lead with six TD receptions through the end of the regular season ... after one catch for 10 yards in the season opener, went for 91 yards and a TD on three catches vs. Hawai'i ... caught four passes for 52 yards and two touchdowns in the win over California ... also had a two-TD game at Oregon State, finishing with six receptions for 40 yards ... five catches for 77 yards at Stanford ... three receptions for 32 yards at Utah ... four catches for 48 yards at USC and four for 62 yards in the Apple Cup win over WSU ... five receptions for 59 yards vs. Baylor in the Alamo Bowl ... won the Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman Award at the team's postseason banquet.
Gig Harbor High School - Averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game as a senior ... was a first team All-Narrows League and a team captain as a senior ... All-Narrows League first team as a junior.