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Huskies lose again in the NCAA tournament

  Posted: March 22, 2009 11:21 AM
 

I hate to say it, but this loss falls heavy on Lorenzo Romars shoulders. I can hear the naysayer’s right now, “but he was coach of the year,” “but he brings in great local talent”, “but he gets us to the NCAA tournament.” All good things, but at some point, you need to be able to get to the second level in the NCAA tournament which means the elite 8 and the final four. Time and time again, the UW offense and defense play calling looks like it’s drawn up in the sand. When was the last time you saw a back door cut, or a screen up top for a three point shooter, or a back cut for a lob alley oop dunk. In bound plays? Wow, I honestly can’t think of the last time I saw UW score on an out of bounds play vs. just throwing the ball into the backcourt. East coast teams are stronger than Pac 10 teams and Purdue wore us down, bottom line in the first half. How about getting your team ready with having the second team practice with in your face hand checking type defense which is exactly how East coast teams play. How about pressing in the second half? UW desperately needed a point guard for this team and I knew they would be one and done in the tournament this year with no one that averaged more than 3 assist a game. UW is a factory right now for producing great scores (Roy, Robinson) and they get drafted in the selfish NBA and flourish. Great college basketball teams play more team ball and have point guard that average at least 6 assist a game. Check history people, most of the time teams in the final four have a great point guard.

So, you have to ask yourself, do you settle for being a one and done team in the NCAA or do you take the next step? I think Romar is going to have to either change his coaching style, become more disciplined, or hire smarter assistance you know how to make in game changes to WIN. Otherwise, UW is looking a lot like Gonzaga or the Atlanta Braves….great teams in the regular season, but chokers in the big games. ALL Seattle teams are great at home (Seahawks for example) but cannot win big games on the road (UW this year for example Kansas and Florida). The worst part of this game was that it was essentially a home game in Portland.

UW fans, it’s time to stop saying “wait till next year.” This is college basketball people and you lose a top talent like Brockman, it’s tough the next year. I say Romar needs to rethink his coaching style or UW will just continue to be a glorified local all star team that doesn’t care about advancing.

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  March 22, 2009 11:21 AM
 

Nice win last night for UW hoops

  Posted: February 22, 2008 3:14 PM
 

I guess Venoy Overton is all that afterall. He played stellar d against Bayless. Bayless is good, but I think Overton had something to prove last night to a guy who has been hyped as the next Isiah Thomas. Brockman was as consistent as ever also last night, gobbling up every rebound possible. He would be missed tremendously next year if he indeed does leave. His free throw shooting still needs some work, however. Practice, Practice, Practice.....John.

Dentmon? Ok, I still can't stand the guy and going 0-10 in a game is absolutely horrible, but he did play good defense on Bayless as well. More importantly, he didn't have 8 turnovers as he's prone to do in big games at times. Sorry, though, after you go 0-6, QUIT SHOOTING and give the ball to Appleby or Joel Smith for Heavan's sake! Morris as well continues to shine, hitting clutch jumpers over and over again. Pondexter has also matured significantly over the last 4-7 games. He is damn good and I expect big things out of Quincy Pondexter over the next 2 years. He has got, got, got to work on his dribbling skills though and learn to create moves for himself. He can hit three's, he can dunk, he can rebound, but man, he can't dribble!

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  February 22, 2008 3:14 PM
 

Huskies lose Oliver

  Posted: December 5, 2007 10:16 AM
 

Washington Huskies Mens Basketball Blog:

Sad to see Oliver leave, I really thought he had good game. Where's he going? USC? UCLA? Time will tell how much this one hurts.

What's the scoop with Romar? Can't keep these high profile recruits he's bringing in? Can't develop top talents like Pondexter? Something needs to change around there, we have too much talent to be a 4-3 team. His defense and inbound plays are lacking smart coaching.

I'm hoping this free's up some time for Joel Smith to play more. The guy is hitting the lights out at three point range, is a better ball handler and decision maker than Dentmon, and has incredible hops.

GET HIM IN THE GAME!!

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  December 5, 2007 10:16 AM
 

UW hoops blog: beating Utah

  Posted: November 15, 2007 10:04 AM
 

Washington Huskies Mens Basketball Blog:

What an up and down game last night, truely a fun one to watch if you are a UW hoops fans. That was the type of game that can give a young team some momentum going into New York. I'll tell you this, though, Texas A&M is a much stronger team than Utah and we'll have our hands full.

Here are some highlights from the game last night, good and bad:

Positive:

1. Brockman, nuff said. That guy WON that game for UW last night single handedly. I hope, hope, hope he stays one more year

2. Overton: my first opportunity to see that guy play and he is the real-deal Holyfield. He's soooo much faster than Dentmon and reads the court soooo much better than Dentmon. Once he starts to hit his shots, he'll be the full package (was 2-8 last night)

Things to work on:

1. My first problem with last nights game was WHERE WAS THE CROWD???? How embarrassing to have the game on national TV and only have 7,000 fans there. You think Duke playing Middle Tennessee state would not sell out? The student section looked lively, but come on people, GO TO THE GAME!

2. Defensively, I still question Romar's ability to read and react to hot players. Jonnie Brewer was lighting us up last night, period. Does Romar understand how to do call a box-in-one??? He finally brought in Holiday who seemed to control things for a while.

3. Dentmon: Yeah, I'm going to get some flack from people here, but the guy is still very unstable with the ball. He STILL committed 3 turnovers last night and judging by the replay of the game, should have had 5 or six accounted to him. Yes, he can score, yes, I love his penetration into the lane, but for heaven's sake, CUT DOWN ON THE TO's! Mark my words, if Romar doesn't play favorites, our starting line-up should be: Brockman, Pondexter, Overton, Smith, and Appleby.

4. In bounds plays: our baseline inbounds play are horrible under the basket. Every play, the guy out of bounds sends the ball back to half court, of which we had a few turnovers there as well. CUT, SCREEN, do something here Romar with your play calling. You can easily score on at least 1-2 of these a game under the basket.

5. Weights: It is just me, or is everyone on UW looking 'soft' these days (besides Brockman, but he's a natural brick of a body). Pondexter, and especially Dentmon, do not look like they EVER hit the weights. You look at a Kentucky or Texas A&M, they are beefy and strong. May be they are all taking roids, I don't know, but we need to beef up.

Overall, great win, let's keep it UP!!

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  November 15, 2007 10:04 AM
 

UW gets snubbed by NIT

  Posted: March 12, 2007 1:04 PM
 

Washington Huskies basketball blog:

Ouch, is all we can say. UW had a horrible year, but they should have at least been invited to the NIT. Which begs the question: why even have the NIT? It seems pointless to us to keep running it. Is there an NIT Superbowl? Are there Tier II bowl games? Well, the most important thing that we should do is remember this season as one of the biggest dissapointments in UW basketball history. Dentmon? Should not start next year, bottom line.

We'll send out our thoughts on the brackets later this week

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  March 12, 2007 1:04 PM
 

UW pulls out a gritty win

  Posted: March 8, 2007 1:01 PM
 

Washington Mens Basketball Blog:

Well, that was about as ugly a game as UW has played all year. There must be something to be told about the fact that young teams have trouble winning on the road...unless you are of course the Fab 5. Hawes' didn't exactly tear up the nets last night, shooting 5-13 with 3 turnovers. Dentmon? Good shooting night (5-7), but he is still a major liability out there and pretty much a walking time-bomb with the ball in his hands. Anyone else catch that traveling call that was a no call with .50 seconds left? That would have killed us and given momentum back to ASU. Appleby may have been 2-10 shooting, but those 2 FG's were 3's and came at crucial times (like when it was 45-41 with about 4:00 min's left). Bottom line, an ugly win, win #2 on the road for us (what a coinsidence, the other was against ASU as well)

From here, they have to play perfect basketball tonight to beat WSU. Wazzu's slow it down pace may actually favor the Dawgs tonight given they may be a bit tired from last night's game. Hawes and Brockman HAVE to dominate tonight or we are in big trouble. Feed the ball into them with good passes and have them kick it out for open 3's.

Seattle Sports Blog will be watching with our fingers crossed.......

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  March 8, 2007 1:01 PM
 

Sonics and Huskies have great weekend

  Posted: March 5, 2007 11:06 AM
 

Seattle Sonics Blog:

The team sure seems to be coming together of late with the re-insertion of Rashard Lewis back into the line-up. We here at Seattle Sports Blog give Rashard a hard time in that we still think he could do better in big games (he stunt it up against San Antanio ni the playoffs a few years ago), but we also see how vital he is to the team. With Wilcox and Collison grabbing up rebounds, Rashard has been able to explode for a nice 28.2 points per game since his return....not too shabby. The Sonics have an outside shot of making the playoffs and would probably be the most dangerous team entering the playoffs this year. If they can stay healthy for the remaining 20+ games, they have a shot. Certainly would help keeping them around in Seattle, don't ya think?

Washington Men's basketball blog:

Just when you thought the Huskies were dead in the water (love that hydroplane reference :)), they pull off a great game against the #2 team in the nation, UCLA. Hawes and Brockman, enough said. That combination, if they stay one more year, would prove to be a deadly combo that NO one could compete with next year. We truely hope they stick around for one more year, especially given these numbers: Hawes: 13 points, 15 rebs, 5 blocks Brockman: 20 points and 13 rebounds. Brockman could probably go pro as well, but the NBA sucks and you only get to experience college hoops once, so we hope they follow pride over $$$.

Early signs from an article written by Steve Kelley show that Spencer Hawes may stay another year, which would be HUGE.....http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/stevekelley/2003599742_kelley040.html

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  March 5, 2007 11:06 AM
 

Justin Dentmon and Romar

  Posted: February 15, 2007 11:58 AM
 
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Justin Dentmon is not a point guard, nor is he a college level point guard. He has terrible dribbling skills, shoots too much (2-12 last night?), and even in good games this years turns the ball over too much. Let's hope that Oliver or even Pondexter take this role over last year. At best, Dentmon is a back up guard, bottom line

Romar? You can blame at least 3-4 games for him not using zone or man at the right time. BTW, when was the last time you saw a full court press from UW?

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  February 15, 2007 11:58 AM
 

UW men face challenge with WSU

  Posted: February 14, 2007 1:42 PM
 
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Big game tonight in Hec-Ed....we're there, that's for sure.

A whole new ballgame this time around with Hawes at full strength. Our recommendation for UW is to run, run, and continue to run since this is not WSU's style. If they can get WSU flustered and get some turnovers generated, they can win. Can UW press? Remains to be seen, but something they should consider to keep the tempo up for this game.

We want to see a 70-63 victory for UW.....this will give us great momentum going into the BIG game this weekend vs. Pittsburgh, the number 5 team in the country.

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  February 14, 2007 1:42 PM
 

UW men beat Stanford

  Posted: February 12, 2007 10:17 AM
 
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UW pulls out a big win; NCAA's looking more likely.

UW is finally playing more like a team and the FULL return of Spencer Hawes has been helping tremendously. No longer does UW seem to be fighting with each other for roles and responsibilities, rather, they are playing as a team. Not only has Hawes been playing well, but Brockman has also stepped his play and more importantly, his leadership. He is our rebounding GOD right now and is creating a number of match-up problems for the opposition. This in turn leads to more open looks for Hawes.

The remainder of the team is playing well as role players. Dentmon, Appleby, Oliver, Pondexter, and Nelson are all fairly interchangeable right now with Wallace and Gasser filling in when Hawes and Brockman need a rest. We also need to give more credit to Romar for turning this team around. If UW can finish 3-3 or 4-2, they could sneak into the NCAA tournament as a #9-#11 seed. Our record is about as ugly as a record could be.....15-1 at home vs. 1-7 road record....ugly! This does not bode well for our NCAA chances, however, a nice road win at Oregon would help.

Bottom line, keep the momentum strong and head into the Pac 10 tournament on a high note.

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  February 12, 2007 10:17 AM
 

Well UW, it's time to WIN

  Posted: February 6, 2007 8:41 AM
 

It's come to a critical juncture in the UW Men's basketball season.....either go 6-2 in the remainder of the season or miss the NCAA tournament. ESPN last night listed UW as one of the biggest disappointments of 2007....we have to agree. Justin Dentmon is NOT the answer at point guard. His turnovers and lack of ball handling skills are what is hurting this team right now. Has he ever had more than 4 assist in a game? You need more from your point guard, bottom line.

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  February 6, 2007 8:41 AM
 

UW gets asses handed to them by UCLA

  Posted: January 2, 2007 10:06 AM
 

There is no other way to describe that deplorable showing by UW vs. UCLA other than they got their butts kicked. Where was the D? Where was our domination down below?

UW's biggest problem? Finding a true point guard to lead this team. Justin Dentmon cannot shoot 2-8 and have 4 assist in the biggest game of the year. His line should look like this: 3-5 shooting with 9 assist. Get the ball to the proven scores: Hawes, Brockman, Nelson, Appleby, and Pondexter.

Let's hope that Romar makes some adjustments soon.....can Appleby be the point gaurd? We shall see......we also think that UW desperately needs to get O Smith back soon.

BTW, Boise State over Oklahoma last night...what a game, what an ending....

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  January 2, 2007 10:06 AM
 

UW Dawgs look impressive

  Posted: December 21, 2006 10:05 AM
 

WOW, is all we can say. That was about as dominating a performance against a top 20 team that I can recall UW playing in for some time. Hawes and Brockman....can you please stay all 4 years? Doubt that will happen, so UW needs to take advantage of having these guys together AND GET TO THE FINAL FOUR. After watching that game last night, there is no reason to think that UW will not be denied a trip to the final 4. They have everything you need: a good point gaurd who can distribute, domination at the C and PF position (some teams like Bradley last year had a 7 footer, but no back-up...if Hawes gets in foul trouble, Brockman can step in) and unbelievable outside shooting. Think about it people...you can't leave Appleby, Burmiester, Oliver, Pondexter, and now Nelson open out on the wings...they are too good of outside shooters. Therefore, it opens up the middle for Hawes and Brockman to dominate.

UW is going to be a force to recon with this year....and 2007 is the year they NEED to go to the Final Four, bottom line. Anything less would be a major disappointment.

Overall, just a great game last night for this team. Brockman and Hawes both putting up double digit points and rebounds is tough to compete with and the dynamic 3 point squad we have was lights-out on fire last night.

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  December 21, 2006 10:05 AM
 

Dawgs look good over Portland State

  Posted: December 18, 2006 4:48 PM
 

University of Washington Men's basketball blog:

Well, to put up 100 points on the lowly Portland State team isn't much to shake a tree over (no pun-Seattle with all the downed trees....we swear!), but a W is a W and a confidence builder after that ass whooping by Gonzaga.

Dentmon looked great Saturday night, grabbing 9 reb's (for a guy who's 5-11!!!). Hawes was of course dominating as well. We hope him and Pondexter play one more year. It was also good to see strong contributions from Burmiester and Appleby from 3 point range.......those are the tiny intangibles that will take you far in the tournament.

Up next? A strong, well balanced LSU team....we watched them against Oregon State (probably the worst team in the Pac-10), and barely beat them. LSU won't know what hit them on Weds night coming into the Dawg Pound. Hey UW fans, get loud, get crazy, because this is the biggest home test of the year. They need a CRAZY crowd....give LSU hell!!!

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  December 18, 2006 4:48 PM
 

UW Hoop blog

  Posted: November 20, 2006 2:27 PM
 

UW hoop blog

Well, UW so far is 4-0 against less than stellar competition. This team has unbelievable potential, however. They are a well balanced team with size, speed, outside shooting, and role players. What is going to hurt this team more than anything this year is their lack of experience.

Center, PF, and SF
So far out of the gates, Pondexter and Hawes have lived up to their hype. Having a 7-0 makes the whole team different, including allowing Brockman to be more versatile. Pondexter can shoot, rebound, and run the floor...and he's a freshman people. If UW can keep him and Hawes together for next year, look out. Wait until we get Joel Smith back as well here at SF. Nelson also looks like he can pass, shoot, and be a durable SF

Shoot Gaurd and Point Gaurd

Appleby and Dentmon have shown no slowing down in 2006, however, their turnovers have got to be reduced. The biggest problem with these two guys is they can both shoot the lights out, but their dribbling skills are not that hot. Oliver looks like he might be a solid gaurd for the future, but if we want to go far in the tournament, it will be on the shoulders of our big men and effective gaurd play out of Dentmon and Appleby. Not sure how much of a factor Burmeister will be this year, but if the 2 starters get in foul trouble, where do we go?

There are a lot of questions still remaining about this team, but the potential is incredible. We are really looking forward to seeing them against some real competition soon.


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  November 20, 2006 2:27 PM
 

Great article on UW Hoops

  Posted: November 2, 2006 10:26 AM
 

Washington Hoops Blog

Great stuff from ESPN on the dawgs this year....with the Hawks struggling, the Sonics sucking, what else do we have to look forward to?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

ESPN article

Seattle Sports Blog view? We should be really good this year.......and GREAT next year of Hawes, Brockman, and Pondexter stick around. The key this year? Strong play from Dentmon. A good PG can get you far into the tourney, bottom line. He did great against Illinois in the sweet 16 last year

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  November 2, 2006 10:26 AM
 

Uconn almost sets record...for MOST free throws in an NCAA game

  Posted: March 27, 2006 3:28 PM
 

What a shame...if only those refs would have blown UW for a few more fouls, Uconn would have had the title! Anyone else out there believe UW would have trounced George Mason? I do....

Here are the records (Ucon made 34 while attempting 47, both near records)

Most free throws made
41 Utah vs. Santa Clara, 1960
41 Navy vs. Syracuse, 1986

Most free throws attempted
55 UTEP vs. Tulsa, 1985


Souce: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCJ/is_6_28/ai_72732570/pg_2

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  March 27, 2006 3:28 PM
 

UW Hoop Blog: EAST COAST BIAS

  Posted: March 25, 2006 10:01 AM
 

There is a black cloud hanging over all Seattle Sports Teams.....and it's called "East Coast Bias." The UW-Uconn game was the WORST officiated game I have seen in a long, long time. All 3 offcials were from the Big East or Big 10 and have never seen UW play. That's only 1/10th of the problem w/ the officiating in that game. Let's be honest folks, ESPN/CBS covers all of those east coast coferences ALL year long and they are much more familiar w/ Uconn. You could even hear the announcer Bill Raferty indicating that "he didn't know much about this team." For God's sake, he knows more about Seton Hall than UW basketball. At some point, UW and the Pac 10 is going to have to lobby for more air time on the major networks or you're going to have more East Coast bias crap like last night.

There were a NUMBER of calls in that game that were killers for UW (anyone recall any calls going against Uconn?). Here's a few: Dentmon fouls out after Williams trips over his own feet. The non-goal tending call..that would have put UW up by 1 in OT. result? Uconn gets the ball and MORE free throws. Speaking of fricking free throws, I HATE more than anything when a game is determined by free throws. Uconn shot 47 of them vs. 23 for UW. That is NOT basketball people and it reminds me of game 7 of the Sonics 1993 season vs. Phoenix when Barkley had 24 himself, 62 as as team. Let the players play the game, you East Coast Assholes! Speaking of Assholes, Rudy Gay is the most overated player in college basketball. He is just another dumb idiot who can dunk the ball, and that's it. He'll go no where in the NBA.

Finally, even the fans at the game knew that game was a joke....did anyone else notice the loud BOOOOOOO's at the end of that game....because the officials won that game for Uconn, no question about it. What an absolute joke! Fuck the East Coast, that's all I can say. Seattle/UW fans, don't be passive about this......call out the NCAA, Seattle Times/Seattle PI writers.......that's the biggest beef I have w/ you fellow Seattle fans....be passionate like the rest of the country and BITCH to go make justice served!

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  March 25, 2006 10:01 AM
 

Tournament Updates

  Posted: March 22, 2006 10:23 AM
 

Kudos to the Dawgs for pulling what I consider one of the biggest upsets in the tournament. Everybody came to play that game, especially Jones, Roy, and Dentmon. Roy really caried this team w/ 21 points, 7 rebs, and 3 assist. Illinois could not hit the broad side of a barn in that game, however, and as much as I love UW hoops, they are going to be over-matched vs. Uconn. I see them keeping it close for the first half, w/ Uconn pulling ahead for good w/ about 10 min's left in the second half.

Good luck to Gonzaga as well.......BTW, how is everyone's bracket's looking?

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  March 22, 2006 10:23 AM
 

UW hoop blog: UW loses to Cal

  Posted: January 27, 2006 10:01 AM
 

Someone other than Brandon Roy has to step up for this team or they are going nowhere in the Tournament. Where is Bobby Jones? He scored 8 points on 2-3 shooting. He's average is down this year, from 11.2 last year to 8.2 this year, and a lot of those points are against the lesser opponents of earlier in the year. Maybe it's his injuries, but as I said, someone has to step up. Jamaal Williams? 1-8? Quit shooting if your shot is off! This team needs a more balanced attack, bottom line. Steve Hawes, where are you now? We need you my man.....

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  January 27, 2006 10:01 AM
 

UW hoop blog

  Posted: December 12, 2005 5:00 PM
 

Check out the quote from Mark Few on his game against Oklahoma State this last weekend:

Few called Oklahoma State "the toughest team, hand-to-hand, physically, that we played all year."

Something to be said about UW. UW needs to be a physical team and I think that's one thing you miss when doing the east coast/ west coast bias. Look at their opponent they lost to in the NCAA Tournament...Louisville out-muscled them for many reb's and played UW physical..something they didn't see much of in the Pac 10.

UW needs to be better prepared for this years tournament, physically...regardless of their seed.

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  December 12, 2005 5:00 PM
 

UW hoops blog

  Posted: December 12, 2005 3:14 PM
 

W/ a win over New Mexico, they stand at 8-0 and are moving up in the AP ranks.....

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/basketball/ncaa/12/12/ap.poll.ap/index.html

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  December 12, 2005 3:14 PM
 

Husky Men's basketball ranking

  Posted: December 5, 2005 2:05 PM
 

Moving on up as anticipated....

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=2248663

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  December 5, 2005 2:05 PM
 

UW Gonzaga game 2005

  Posted: December 5, 2005 11:15 AM
 

What a game...an instant classic that if covered on the East Coast would be on ESPN Classic tomorrow. I have never seen such energy from the Hec Ed crowd, nor have I ever seen such an amazing performance from both teams. Adam Morrison is the real deal, he was unstopable! Turnarounds, off balance, 3's, plus "and one" dunks...he is a top 5 talent who will go high in the NBA draft. Do I think the results would have been different had not Raivio gone out? Tough question. UW was really containing him and he was not much of a factor even when he was playing. His backup, Pargo, however, did struggle: 2-8 shooting w/ 6 turnovers.

I really liked the play of UW this game. I will even go out on a limb and say that I think this years team is better than last years: stronger balance, more size, and better outside shooting (sorry, I was never much of a Tre Simmons fan). Appleby? Pure shooter and has uncanny range. As a friend of mine indicated last night, "eatin's good in the UW neighborhood." Jamaal Williams and Bobby Jones are solid forwards who are consistant in the clutch. Dentmon? He's a Freshman and he's putting up 17 pts/ 6 assist in a huge game...he's solid. Brockman is still young and looked the part last night....his time will come. I think Brandon Roy was a little to "up" for the game last night. Poor shot selection and 5 turnovers will not exactly get you scouted well in the NBA. To his credit, however, he was given the tough task of guarding Morrison, who NO ONE person could have stopped last night. The one guy that I wish would get more PT is J.Smith. He also has a sweet jumper and great leaping ability. Good news is that he's only a soph, so his time will come. Think how good this team will be when Jensen returns? Final Four here we come.......

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  December 5, 2005 11:15 AM
 

University of Washington hoop blog

  Posted: November 30, 2005 10:59 AM
 

Big game this weekend vs. Gonzaga. It's a tough game for me to watch since I like both teams. I'm a bigger UW fan, however, I think Gonzaga comes in w/ too much experience against good teams from the Maui classic while UW has had a powder-puff schedule so far. Morrison and Batista will be too much for UW to handle. If UW can get consistant outside shooting, they have a shot. I'm predicting this to be a high scoring affair.....Zags 89-82.

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  November 30, 2005 10:59 AM
 

Washington Huskies vs. American University

  Posted: November 21, 2005 4:21 PM
 

Husky Men's basketball team stats from win vs. American.

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  November 21, 2005 4:21 PM
 

2006 UW basketball team

  Posted: November 16, 2005 10:12 AM
 

Another solid win last night over Air Force, the teams first real test of the young season. Star players step up in bigger games...Brandon Roy w/ 27 points last night, Brockman w/ 21.

To be honest, I'm even more excited about this team vs. the 2005 team. Minus Robinson the spark plug and a solid pt. gaurd w/ Conroy, this team is still a top contender nationwide. Keep in mind they still are w/out Jensen, a top SF.

Brockman is proving to the be real deal. W/ Jamaal Williams, Jenson, and Bobby Jones, they have 4-5, 6'6 to 6'8 guys that are interchangeable and can score 10-15 points/6-10 rebs on any given night. My only concern w/ this team is outside shooting. Roy is solid, but Dentmon, J.Smith and Burmeister are unproven to this point. I think as fans we shouldn't look ahead to next year w/ Hawes since the 2006 team is a solid contender for the Elite 8 or Final Four.

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  November 16, 2005 10:12 AM
 

UW Men's Husky team cracks 1 preseason top 20 poll

  Posted: November 15, 2005 3:24 PM
 

Finally, someone is giving this team some credit. This team is going to be better than last years. Brockman is a stud and they have a few new guards that can light it up from outside. Roy will have to be a leader on this team w/out the spark plub Robinson around.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/ncaa/specials/preview/2005/scouting.reports/washington.html

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  November 15, 2005 3:24 PM

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