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Postgame report: UW 66, ASU 61

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Feb. 1, 2007 at 10:11 pm with No Comments »
February 1, 2007 10:11 pm

After a really good first half and a really shaky second half, Romar only wanted to talk about the half-full portion of the glass after the game.

The Huskies seemed happy to get their first road win, late score or not.

And they’re already pointing toward the big game at Arizona on Saturday.

But before looking ahead to that, a look back at the win over ASU:

Star of the game: UW forward Jon Brockman led the Huskies with 15 points and 12 rebounds – his ninth double-double of the season.

Key stats: Washington hit 17 of 26 shots in the first half (65.4 percent) and five of 21 in the second (23.8). … The Huskies also had six turnovers in the first half, 13 in the second.

Key run: The game seemed to be turning ASU’s way, as the Sun Devils had cut a 23-point deficit to 10 with about 13 minutes remaining. However, a call went against the Sun Devils, and ASU coach Herb Sendek was called for consecutive technical fouls. UW guard Ryan Appleby converted the four consecutive free throws to slow the Sun Devils rally.

Observations: Washington won its third straight game and its first road game of the season. … ASU remains winless in conference play. … The Huskies outrebounded the Sun Devils, 34-17. They have now outrebounded their opponents in 20 of their 21 games. … UW led 44-21 at halftime. Those 21 points are the lowest halftime total by a UW opponent this season.

Quotable: "We were playing not to lose, and I think that’s what hurt us in the beginning (of the second half). I think once we realized they were coming back, we started playing solid and stopped turning the ball over." – UW guard Justin Dentmon, on the roller-coaster second half.

Next: 10:30 a.m., at Arizona, McKale Center, Tucson.

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