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Archives: Dec. 2008


Final: UW 75, Montana 53

Here’s my game story.

The Huskies were happy to get the win, but disappointed with their play in the second half. The general thought was that while this was enough to beat Montana, it won’t get it done when Pac-10 play tips off next weekend.


Star of the game: Sophomore guard Venoy Overton helped Washington put the game away early with three open-court steals which he turned into fastbreak baskets. He ended with 10 points – all in the first half – along with four steals, three rebounds, three assists and a blocked

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Huskies back in action vs. Montana at noon

An early look at today’s game:

Here’s my preview story.

Here’s a quick scout box:



Noon Sunday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.


Radio: 950-AM

Washington leads, 40-9; however, Montana has won three of the last four. The previous meeting in Seattle was in 1994: an 80-73 Griz overtime victory. The most recent meeting was an 88-77 UW win in the first round of the 2005 NCAA tournament at Boise, Idaho – the Huskies’ first tournament win under coach Lorenzo

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Huskies prep for Griz; Lehigh makeup uncertain

The UW basketball team is back at practice after a longer-than-planned break. The team always planned to take some time off for Christmas, but that canceled Lehigh game has kept the Huskies out of competition for Dec. 20, and since they had a week off before that, coach Lorenzo Romar said his team is playing a football-like game-a-week schedule now.

He admits he’s curious to see what his team brings when they finally tipoff again at noon Sunday against Montana (6-6 overall, 0-1 in the Big Sky).

Otherwise, no big news with the team. Romar said Jon

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PSU shocks Zags, helps UW; Oliver does it again

UW didn’t play today, but they may have gotten some RPI help anyway as Portland State — who UW beat by one point earlier this month — shocked Gonzaga in Spokane.

Also, last night former Husky Adrian Oliver had his second straight big game for San Jose State, scoring 31 this time. That gives him 58 points in his first two games as a Spartan.


UW center Juan Garcia named to Shrine Game

Washington center Juan Garcia has been named to the 84th East-West Shrine Game roster — the West roster, naturally.

The game will be played Jan. 17 at the University of Houston’s Robertson Stadium.

It’s a nice cap to the college career of a really good guy who fought back from what seemed to be a career-ending foot injury for a sixth and final season in purple.


Husky hoops at season’s one-third mark

After opening with news about the cancellation of today’s game, my story in today’s paper sort of U-turns into a review of how the Huskies are doing 10 games into this season.

For those who didn’t read down that far:

The Huskies reached the season’s one-third mark with a 7-3 record and an ongoing five-game win streak.

The signature win so far was an 83-65 rout of Oklahoma State. The losses came in a blowout to Kansas, a near-miss against Florida, and a season-opening upset at Portland. However, coach Lorenzo Romar seems to believe that

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Huskies hope to make up for Lehigh cancellation

There might be one advantage to the Huskies and Lehigh canceling their Tuesday game: Jon Brockman gets some extra rest on his sprained ankle.

Otherwise, coach Lorenzo Romar sounded disappointed at the turn of events. Every game is a test, he said, and the Huskies were eager for another before pausing for their holiday break.

Romar said it is unlikely that the game can be rescheduled before the start of conference play. But he is hoping the game can be rescheduled, in part because the team would like a chance at another victory to impress the NCAA

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