Terrence Ross is leading the Huskies in scoring (16.5 ppg) and is second in rebounding (5.5 rpg).
Nov. 24, 2011
SEATTLE -- The Huskies (3-1) return to Alaska Airlines Arena for their only home game between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 when they play Division I relative newcomer Houston Baptist (2-3) on Friday, Nov. 25 at 3:00 p.m.
The game will not be televised, but can be heard on the airwaves around Seattle on KJR 950 AM and 102.9 FM with Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton calling all the action. Fans can also follow the game on the GoHuskies.com live chat hosted by UW Director of Writing, Gregg Bell.
Washington will try to wash the taste out of their mouth from a 13-point loss at Saint Louis and give Lorenzo Romar the 199th victory of his Huskies' coaching career.
About Houston Baptist
The Houston Baptist Huskies made the switch from NAIA to NCAA Division I in 2008-09 and are a member of the Great West Conference. Starting in 2013-14, the Huskies will be moving to the Southland Conference, it was announced on Monday. The Huskies are 2-3 this season and were 5-26 last year (2-10 in conference/6th). HBU returns just one starter from last season and a total of five letterwinners. Center Joe Latas (6-11) is leading the Huskies with 12.6 ppg and 7.6 rpg. A pair of freshmen guards, Ronald March (12.2) and Tyler Russell (12.0) are second and third on the team in scoring. Forward Marcus Davis (11.0 ppg) is the only other HBU player averaging double figures. Ron Cotrell is in his 21st season as the team's head coach. In addition to his coaching duties, Cottrell is the associate director of athletics after spending 15 years as director of athletics at HBU. Cotrell is 398-258 all-time and has averaged nearly 20 wins per season in his career. Cottrell is known for his up-tempo offense and pressure defense, a philosophy he learned from his mentor, former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson.
The Nov. 14 game vs. Portland was the 300th game Romar has coached at Washington.
Romar needs two wins to reach 200 of his Husky coaching career. He is 198-103 (.658) as the Huskies' head man.
The February 2 contest at home will be the 500th game of Romar's 16 year coaching career. He is 291-191 (.604) all-time.
Did You Know ... ???
In Lorenzo Romar's tenure as UW head coach the Huskies are 69-5 (.932) at home in non-conference games? The Huskies last loss at Alaska Airlines Arena versus a non-conference foe was to Valparaiso, 71-72, on March 14, 2008 in the post-season CBI Tournament.