The Huskies will host Pacific at 1 p.m. Saturday, starting an eight-game homestand that will take them through December.
This will be the first meeting of the two teams since the 2005 NCAA tournament vistory that sent the Huskies to their first Sweet 16 of the Romar era. That’s part of my topic for the Saturday paper.
Meanwhile, here’s a link to the Pacific men’s basketball site.
And here are some preview highlights:
AT WASHINGTON (2-3)
1 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Series: UW leads 5-1 and 3-0 at home. The loss came in the first meeting, 86-71, at Pacific in 1972. The most recent meeting came in the second round of the 2005 NCAA tournament, a 97-79 win in Boise, Id.
Statistical leaders: For Pacific, forwards Anthony Brown and Byran LeDuc, 12.3 ppg; F Sam Willard, 8 rpg; G Lavar Neufville, 3.3 apg. For UW, F Jon Brockman, 18 ppg and 12.6 rpg; Isaiah Thomas, 3.8 apg.
Scouting report: The Tigers started their season with a 68-56 loss at California. Since then, they have beaten UC-San Diego and Nevada. LeDuc scored a season-high 23 points in the win at Nevada. … Pacific, a member of the Big West Conference, has won 20 games in four of the last five seasons. Coach Bob Thomason is in his 21st season there. … UW returns home after losing to Kansas and Florida in the College Basketball Experience Classic in Kansas City on Monday and Tuesday. … The Huskies are scoring 72.8 ppg and out-rebounding their opponents by an average of 13.6 rpg. … Brockman is 16 rebounds away from catching Bob Houbregs for fifth on the school’s all-time list. … Senior guard Justin Dentmon is 16 points away from his 1,000th career point. … UW forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning playing in the Kansas City games after recovering from leg injuries suffered in a fall, and he is expected to make his home debut tonight.
Next: 8 p.m. Thursday, vs. Oklahoma State, Edmundson Pavilion.