Romar earned his 200th win as the Husky head coach earlier this season.
Jan. 17, 2012
Romar Press Conference Video
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- Lorenzo Romar
earned his 200th victory as UW's head coach earlier this season and standing in the way of his 300th win overall during his 16-year coaching career and 100th conference win is California. Romar is 299-196 overall (208-108 at Washington) and 99-68 in conference action. His coaching career includes three years at Pepperdine and three years at Saint Louis besides his 10 seasons at UW.
The Huskies, winners of six of their last 7, and the Bears are slated for an early tipoff on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. ROOT Sports will televise the game with Tom Glasgow and Lenny Wilkens calling the action and Jen Mueller 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.
UW and Cal are all tied 77-77 in the all-time series with the Huskies having won four out of the last five meetings between the two schools, including a UW sweep last season and a 2010 Pac-10 Championship victory. During the 2008 and 2009 seasons Cal dominated the series and won four out of five contests, including once in the 2008 Pac-10 tournament. The last time that the Golden Bears won in Seattle was a triple overtime game on January 10, 2009. Lorenzo Romar is 10-10 against Cal since he took over at UW and was 1-1 against the Golden Bears as coach at St. Louis.
The Golden Bears have gotten off to a good start in Mike Montgomery's fourth season at Cal. They are 15-4 overall to start the year and 5-1 in conference play ... The Golden Bears are led by their senior guard Jorge Gutierrez who is second on the team in scoring and assists with 14.3 ppg as well 4.3 assists per game. Gutierrez is also averaging 1.4 spg to rank 10th in the Pac-12. Standout sophomore guard Allen Crabbe is leading the team in scoring with 15.7 ppg to rank 3rd in the conference while shooting 45.1% from beyond the arc. Crabbe is also second on the team in rebounding averaging 5.7 each game. Sophomore Justin Cobbs leads the conferenc in 3-pt FG percentage at .576 ... California is leading the Pac-12 in numerous categories, including field goal percentage (.487), 3-point FG percentage (.415), free throw percentage (.740), scoring margin (+13.4), defensive rebounds (29.7) and assists-turnover ratio (1.4).
Last Time Out Vs. California
Isaiah Thomas made six 3-pointers en route to 23 points, Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 18, and Washington snapped a three-game losing streak with a 109-77 rout of California on Feb. 10, 2011. Six Huskies finished in double figures as UW led by 24 at halftime and rebounded after losses at Oregon State and Oregon. Thomas made 7 of 11 shots, added nine assists and grabbed four rebounds. Jorge Gutierrez led California with 24 points. The Golden Bears played the final 29 minutes without freshman Allen Crabbe after a knee-to-head collision with Washington's Aziz N'Diaye. Aside from Thomas, there was plenty of Huskies to help. Washington matched a school record with 17 3-pointers, including four from C.J. Wilcox and three by Scott Suggs. Wilcox finished with 14 points, Suggs and Terrence Ross had 11, and Justin Holiday added 12 points.
UW's Last Game - vs. Washington State (1/15)
AP - Terrence Ross overcame an awful first half of shooting to score 26 of his career-high 30 points in the second half, Darnell Gant added 10 of his 13 during Washington's decisive second-half run, and the Huskies rallied from 10 points down in the second half to beat rival Washington State 75-65 on Sunday night. Ross was the catalyst behind the Huskies' 26-6 run that erased a 47-37 deficit with 12:16 left and gave Washington (11-6, 4-1 Pac-12) its biggest lead at 63-53 on Ross' fifth 3-pointer of the night with 5:15 remaining. Ross scored eight points during the run, and then for good measure added a step-back 3-pointer and an alley-oop dunk three-point play to give the Huskies an 11-point lead with 3:09 left. Faisal Aden led Washington State with 18 points, but the Cougars (9-8, 1-4) went eight minutes of the second half with just one field goal.
Did You Know ... ???
When Lorenzo Romar picks up his next league win, he'll join California coach Mike Montgomery (252 league wins) and UCLA's Ben Howland (100) with 100 conference victories each? The last time three or more coaches had 100 league wins at the same time? It was 1964 - OSU's Slats Gill (276), UCLA's John Wooden (171) and USC's Forrest Twogood (121).
C.J. Wilcox missed the WSU game with a stress fracture in his left femur. The injury could keep him out for two weeks. Tony Wroten suffered a bruised tailbone vs. Seattle U and injured left wrist, but was able to play through the pain. The Huskies are already without Scott Suggs who broke his foot earlier this year and will redshirt the season.
Ross Is Boss
Terrence Ross had a coming out party of sorts against Washington State with 30 points and 14 rebounds. He scored 24 of those points in the second half to help the Huskies overcome a double-digit deficit. Ross currently ranks seventh in the Pac-12 in both scoring and rebounds making him and Trent Lockett of ASU as the only confererence players to rank in the top-10 in both categories
Husky Pac-12 Players Of The Week
Husky players have won Pac-12 Player of the Week honors three times this year. It marks the first time in team history three different players have won the award in the same year. Since 2005, UW has led the conference by winning the award 22 times (Arizona 19 is second). Terrence Ross was the latest to earn the honor after averaging 21.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 assists in wins over Seattle and WSU. Tony Wroten was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week on Jan. 2 after he averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game as UW swept OSU and Oregon. It was just the second time a UW freshman has taken the weekly award (also Spencer Hawes, Dec. 26, 2006) and the first time a conference freshman has earned the honor since USC's O.J. Mayo on Feb. 25, 2008. C.J. Wilcox earned the very first award in the history of the Pac-12's formation after taking home MVP honors during the World Vision Classic. In all, the Huskies have won the weekly award 45 times.