Nov. 12, 2012
• UW-Albany Game Notes
SEATTLE -- Washington started the 2012-13 campaign with an 85-63 over Loyola-Maryland on Sunday and 48 hours later returns to Alaska Airlines Arena to play visiting Albany (1-1) in the second home tilt for the 2012 Tip-Off Hall of Fame Tournament. The Huskies will head to Uncasville, Conn. on Thursday and join seven other teams to complete the four-game Tip-Off tournament, which will pit the Huskies first against Seton Hall on Saturday, followed by a final game vs. either Rhode Island or Ohio State on Sunday.
The trip will be the first of two excursions for the Huskies to the state of Connecticut. Washington will return in late December to play UConn in Hartford.
Tuesday's game will be televised live on the Pac-12 TV Network and KJR 950 AM and 102.9 FM. Kevin Calabro and former Husky great Detlef Schrempf will call the action on TV, while Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton will provide play-by-play on the radio.
UW vs. Albany
This is the first game ever between the two programs.
Coach Will Brown, the longest tenured coach in the America East Conference, enters his 12th season as Albany's head coach. The Great Dane's look to make their fourth post-season appearance under coach Brown. Albany started the year with a 69-66 win over Duquesne before dropping an 82-60 decision at Ohio State in the first of their Tip-Off Tournament games ... Senior guard Mike Black is off to a fast start for the Great Danes, averaging 17.5 points in the first two games. He had a team-high 20 points vs. Ohio State on Sunday. Black averaged 13.4 ppg as a junior last year ... Jacob Iati is the only other player averaging double-figures scoring after the first two games at 11.0 ppg ... Albany finished 2012 with a 19-15 record, 9-7 in conference action and played in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament ... Albany must overcome losing their top two leading scorers in Gerardo Suero and Logan Aronhalt ... Junior forward Luke Devlin had a career-high 16 points vs. Maryland last season. Devlin averaged 5.8 points per game during the 2011-2012 season ... Senior center Blake Metcalf led the Great Dane's in blocks last season with 24.
Last Time Out
AP - C.J. Wilcox scored 22 points, Abdul Gaddy had 17 and Scott Suggs 15 to lead Washington to an 85-63 season-opening win over Loyola Maryland on Sunday night. Wilcox hit four 3-pointers and Suggs three from long range for the Huskies. Aziz N'Diaye added 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Dylon Cormier had 19 points, Erik Etherly 15 and Robert Olson 12 to lead Loyola (1-1). The Greyhounds were 24-9 last season and lost to Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Huskies hit 7 of 11 3-pointers in the second half after leading 33-31 at halftime in the first game between the teams. They were 2 of 6 beyond the arc in the first half, with Wilcox and Suggs each hitting one. Wilcox scored nine and Gaddy and Suggs seven apiece to help Washington to a 33-31 halftime lead. The Huskies led by as many as six but had 11 turnovers. The Huskies had only one turnover in the second half. Abdul Gaddy, Desmond Simmons and Wilcox each hit 3's during a 15-6 run in the first five minutes of the second half to help the Huskies build a 48-39 lead. Gaddy later converted his second three-point play to push the lead to 11.