Jon Brockman picked up his second foul less than five minutes in, and the Huskies had to go about seven minutes without him. That sure didn’t help, but the Huskies hung around without their star, trailing 30-21 when he returned. However, Arizona made a nice run down the stretch — with Brockman on the court — and the Wildcats seem well in control right now.
Jordan Hill leads everyone with 13 points and seven rebounds. He certainly benefitted from Brockman’s absence, but he was a game-changer against Washington State on Thursday, and he’s doing the same on both ends
Just two and three seasons ago, an Arizona-Washington men’s basketball game was crucial to the title race of the Pacific-10 Confernce. These days both teams are smack in the middle of the league race at 3-3. In an odd way, that makes today’s game in Tucson more important than the old days. The winner moves into the top half of the league race and in solid NCAA position, while the loser goes back into the bottom half and the road to the big dance gets that much tougher.
A win could loom particularly large for the Huskies, who after
Donatell, 50, is a former UW graduate assistant under Don James in 1981 and ’82. He went on to assistant jobs at Pacific, Idaho and Cal State before moving to the NFL as an assistant with the Jets, Broncos, Packers and Falcons.
UW says no official announcement is scheduled, but amid all the rumors of the past weeks, it appears that this time the Huskies have gotten