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Archives: Dec. 2008


Breshers redshirting; Turner back next week?

It isn’t in stone yet, but coach Lorenzo Romar and Tyreese Breshers agreed this morning that the true freshman power forward will likely redshirt this season.

Here’s my story on today’s personnel updates.

Breshers continues to have knee trouble, which is related to surgery that was performed to solve a shin injury. And with Breshers still unable to even practice full-court, and with conference play beginning Saturday, the tentative decision to sit out this season and concentrate on next season has been made.

Meanwhile, we have seen true freshman Elston Turner has been diagnosed with a

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Final: UW 81, Morgan State 67

Here’s my game story.

The Huskies finished non-conference play 9-3.

Isaiah Thomas had a carrer-high 27 points.

However, the Huskies were outrebounded for the first time this season, 39-37.

They open Pac-10 play at 3 p.m. Saturday at Washington State.

16:30/2nd: UW up, 45-46.

Elston Turner has returned to the UW bench on crutches. He has been disagnosed with a left ankle sprain. Probably no prognosis until after the game.

Halftime: Jon Brockman has 14 points but only one rebound. However, that rebound was the 1,000th of Brockman’s career.

He is

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UW men/women hoops doubleheader tonight

UW is offering a rare men’s/women’s basketball doubleheader tonight at Hec Ed.

One ticket will get you into both the UW women’s basketball game at 5 p.m. against No. 22 Kansas State and the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. against Morgan State. (Although you might need to change seats.)

Here’s the GoHuskies.com preview of the women’s game.

And here’s my preview of the men’s.

Both games also will be shown on FSN.


Pinkel says he respected UW too much to take job

A New York Times blog item by Thayer Evans quotes Missouri coach Gary Pinkel regarding his interest in the Washington football job:

"Washington was a place I always wanted to be a head coach. But I also have great respect for Washington. We did have a discussion, but I did not want to take the next step if I really in my heart didn’t want to do it, because of my respect to them."

Pinkel ended up with a new contract at Missouri instead.

"I just felt that I wanted to stay here the rest

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Huskies to end non-league play vs. Morgan State

Lorenzo Romar was asked this afternoon about the Huskies’ Pacific-10 Conference opener Saturday at Washington State.

"At this point, I’d like to reserve talking about that until after this Morgan State game," he said. "We’ve got one more before we play Washington State."

"Morgan State is a good team," he continued. "They won 22 games last year and went to the postseason; so, they’re a good team. They go on the road and they beat DePaul. They go on the road and played Ole Miss very tough and could have won the game. They’ve only been really blown

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Brockman gets three stitches for Christmas

UW senior forward Jon Brockman played today with three stitches, which were needed close a cut near his left thumb suffered while using a pocket knife to open a gift.

"It was one of those plastic zip-tie things that was on my little nephew’s present," Brockman said. "I think it was probably like a Transformer or a G.I. Joe or something like that. (I was using) a little pocket knife. … I didn’t want to get stitches at all. We bandaged it up, and it was fine. We called our friend who is a doctor and he said, ‘Go

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