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Archives: Jan. 2008

Jan.
31st

Final: Stanford 65, Washington 51

The Cardinal led by as many 21 points, and Washington really was never in this one after the opening minutes.


The Huskies can’t afford many more losses this season, and certainly not at home. And things may be only marginally easier Saturday, given Cal’s upset of Washington State tonight in Pullman.


Some highlights:


Star of the game: Stanford sophomore forward Brook Lopez scored a career-high 31 points. He also had 13 rebounds, three blocks, three assists and a steal.


Key stats: Washington shot 28.8 percent from the field, the lowest percentage of the season. … The

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Jan.
31st

Halftime: Stanford 33, Washington 22

The Huskies missed eight straight shots over a several-minute stretch early — including three blocks — and Stanford took early control. They haven’t really let up.


Brook Lopez is doing the most damage with 15 points and five rebounds.


Washington’s Jon Brockman had six points and five rebounds, while Ryan Appleby also has six points on a pair of threes.


Stanford is dominating the boards, 20-13. Stanford is dominating points in the paint, 16-6. Washington is shooting 34.8 percent.


Several of those numbers have to improve if UW is going to have any chance in the

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Jan.
31st

Huskies slight underdogs at Hec Ed tonight

The Huskies don’t lose at home much, and they’ve won five straight over Stanford at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. However, the Cardinal comes into its big game tonight as a two-point favorite.


If they’re right, that would be a huge two points to the Huskies’ postseason hopes.


Meanwhile, some interesting folks are expected to be watching tonight. Matthew Bryan-Amaning’s mother is here from Ghana. And UW recruit and former Curtis star Isaiah Thomas is expected to attend also.


Unfortunately, there is no TV coverage. However, I’ll click in here as news breaks, then again with a

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Jan.
31st

UW confirms Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator

Football coach Tyrone Willingham made it official today, naming Ed Donatell as the Huskies’ new defensive coordinator.


Willingham said that Donatell won’t bring any particular defensive style to impose, but rather will run whatever defense they decide will suit their personnel.


Here is my story.


Here is the UW announcement.


And meanwhile, Jon Tenuta, whose name floated a time or two as a candidate for the UW job, signed on today with Notre Dame.

Jan.
30th

Reactions to Times series on Huskies

As most Huskies fans know, the Seattle Times today concluded a four-day look at criminal and other wrongdoing within the football program, with emphasis on Rick Neuheisel’s 2001 Rose Bowl team.


Many fans have been upset that the series digs up mostly old dirt and that the timing could hurt the current recruiting class and the university’s chances of getting the Legislature to approve public dollars for the Husky Stadium renovation.


Here is a response from the university, including statements from acting athletic director Scott Woodward and football coach Tyrone Willingham.


Also, here is a

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Jan.
29th

Brockman gives hazier answer about NBA

At the start of the season, UW leading scorer and rebounder Jon Brockman said he is having fun in college and will certainly return for his senior year.


Asked Tuesday, he gave a hazier answer — that he’s focusing on college now and will decide anything else after the season.


That doesn’t mean he’s going. Brockman doesn’t currently project as a lottery pick … or even necessarily a first-round pick. And he admits he could increase his stock by improving his free throw shooting, his outside shot and his ball handling in a senior season.


Also

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