Jan. 13, 2012
TV: FSN (Steve Physioc, Ernie Kent, Rebecca Haarlow-sidelines)
RADIO: IMG Washington Sports Network (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton)
Romar Friday Press Conference Video
SEATTLE - Fur will fly on Sunday when the Huskies and their cross-state rival Cougars meet at Alaska Airlines Arena (4:00 p.m.) for the first of two meetings in the Apple Cup of basketball. Sunday's meeting will mark the 273rd time the teams have played and the sixth time UW coach Lorenzo Romar and his former Husky assistant Ken Bone will face off in the storied rivalry. FSN will televise the game nationally with Steve Physioc and Ernie Kent calling the action and Rebecca Haarlow providing sideline reports. Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton will provide home radio coverage on KJR 950 AM and 102.9 FM and the Washington IMG College Sports Network throughout the Pacific Northwest. Gregg Bell will host a live chat on GoHuskies.com.
Fan Reminder: 520 Bridge Will Be Closed Sunday
The SR 520 Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 to 5:00 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16. The closure will affect Husky fans on Sunday traveling from the Eastside to the Washington-Washington State game at 4:00 p.m. SR 520 between I-5 and Montlake Boulevard will remain open through the closure, but all highway and ramps between Montlake Blvd and I-405 will be closed.
Marv Harshman Is The Husky Legend On Sunday
For the first time during the season, Washington will recognize a Husky Legend during the UW-Washington State game. Coaching legend Marv Harshman will be honored as this week's legend and will be recognized during the first half of the game.
Harshman was the Huskies coach from 1972-1985 and compiled a 246-146 (.628) record at Washington. The second-most winning coach in UW history also was the head coach at Washington State where he went 155-181 from 1959 to 1971. He combined for 642 coaching victories at UW, WSU and Pacific Lutheran University and is a member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
Romar, KJR's Mitch In The Morning Pair To Raise Domestic Violence Awareness
Husky Head Coach Lorenzo Romar will join Mitch Levy of Sports Radio 950 AM and 102.9 FM every Wednesday until the end of the season to talk basketball and promote awareness for the Lorenzo Romar Foundation. Romar and Levy will chat at approximately 8:40 a.m. PT every Wednesday, starting Jan. 18.
Romar and Levy will preview the Huskies upcoming games and talk NCAA and Pac-12
Basketball weekly, while also raising awareness on the prevention of domestic violence. KJR will make a donation and Levy will match it at the conclusion of the season to the Lorenzo Romar Foundation.
The Lorenzo Romar Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and advocacy of family related issues.
Founded in 2006 by Coach Romar and his wife Leona, the Foundation focuses on the prevention of domestic violence and educational assistance for disadvantaged youth as well as other charitable causes.
Since their first meeting in 1910, Washington holds a 172-100 advantage over their cross-state rivals, with a record of 99-35 when UW has hosted the game. WSU enjoyed a string of success last decade though, as they downed UW seven-straight games from 2006-08 and won both of the teams' regular season meetings last year. However, when the two teams met in the Pac-10 tournament for just the second time in their history, the Huskies won 89-87 on their way to winning a second consecutive Pac-10 tournament. WSU won the last time at Alaska Airlines Arena, 80-69, makinge Lorenzo Romar 5-4 all-time at home vs. WSU. Romar is 10-10 in all games vs. WSU and Ken Bone is 2-6 all-time against UW, including an 0-3 record as head coach of Portland State.
Scouting Washington State
Washington State is 9-7 in Ken Bone's third season as head coach and 1-3 in Pac-12 play ... The Cougars are 2-3 on the road so far this season ... Junior forward Brock Motum is the team's leading scorer and ranks 6h in the Pac-12 with 15.3 points per game as well as adding a team-high 6.4 rebounds per contest ... Besides Motum, senior guard Marcus Capers is the only other Cougar player to start all 16 games so far this season ... Senior Guard Faisal Aden is second on the team in scoring averaging 12.8 ppg and is the only player besides Motum scoring in double figures ... Junior guard and Seattle native Reggie Moore leads the Pac-12 in assists with 5.4 per game to go along with 9.4 ppg.
Last Time Out Vs. WSU
UW rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit and came away with an 89-87 win in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament at Staples Center on March 10, 2011. UW opened the second half with a 10-0 run in the opening 2:14. From there, it was a thriller, with five ties and six lead changes. The Huskies overcame Klay Thompson, who scored a tournament record 43 points. Isaiah Thomas finished with 21 points (16 in the second half) and 11 assists. He scored three late baskets including a lay-up with nine seconds to go that sealed the win. Five UW players scored in double figures. Justin Holiday finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Terrence Ross added 17 points and C.J. Wilcox had 16 points with five 3-pointers. Four of those came in the second half.
Did You Know ... ???
In Washington's 10 wins C.J. Wilcox is 30-of-34 from the free throw line (88.2%), but in UW's six losses he has attempted just 6 free throws? The good news...he has made all 6 of those attempts. Wilcox is currently shooting 90% from the line (36x40) to lead the conference in the category and is on pace to break the season record of 89.7% by Don Vaughn in 1978.
Romar Nearing Some Milestones
Lorenzo Romar needs two wins to earn No. 300 overall in his 16-year career and No. 100 in Pac-10/12 action. On Dec. 16 he reached 200 wins as the Huskies' head man. It took Romar 306 games over 10 years to reach win No. 200. He is the second fastest Husky coach to reach the milestone. Hec Edmundson won No. 200 in his 258th career game during the first game of his 13th season. Romar has several other milestone numbers upcoming: the Feb. 2 contest at home vs. UCLA will be the 500th game of Romar's 16-year coaching career. With four more losses he will reach 200 in his overall career.
Husky Quick hitters...
Legendary coach Marv Harshman will be honored during the first half as the Husky Legend.
Lorenzo Romar is two wins shy of 300 overall in his 16 year career. He claimed his 200th win as UW's coach vs. UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 16. Romar is also four losses short of reaching 200 for his career.
The Feb. 2 game vs. UCLA will be Romar's 500th overall as a head coach. The Nov. 14 game vs. Portland was the 300th at UW.
UW is the only Pac-12 team that has 3 players ranked among the conference's top-10 in scoring & top-15 in rebounding. Tony Wroten is 2nd in scoring (17.0), C.J. Wilcox is 5th (15.5) and Terrence Ross is 10th (14.1). Aziz N'Diaye ranks 3rd in rebounding (7.9 rpg), Desmond Simmons 10th (6.4) and Ross 14th with 6.1 rpg.
Huskies that lead the Pac-12 in statistical categories are: Abdul Gaddy - assist/turnover ratio (2.8 - 76 asst/27 to) and C.J. Wilcox - FT% (.900, 36-40).
UW leads the Pac-12 in total rebounds and ranks 10th nationally and is second with 79.1 points per game to rank 19th nationally.
C.J. Wilcox is the 10th player in UW history with 100 or more career 3-pointers. He ranks 9th all-time in UW history with 107.