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Archives: Jan. 2010

Jan.
30th

Postgame discussion: UW rolls past WSU

Washington comes from 11 points down to beat Washington State, 92-64, before a sellout crowd at Hec Ed. (Here’s our game story. And here’s columnist John McGrath’s take on whether WSU celebrating early might have led to UW having something to celebrate at the end.)

Both teams are 14-7 overall and 4-5 after the first round of Pac-10 play.

A quick review:

Star of the game: Let’s say Quincy Pondexter, since there’s no arguing with 29 points and 12 rebounds … both game highs. But lots of credit also to Venoy Overton, who provided his usual

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Jan.
30th

Washington blows out WSU, 92-64

Huskies win, 92-64. Cougs led by as much as 11 in the first half, but Washington dominated the second half, 56-24.

Pondexter leads all scorers with 29. WSU’s Klay Thompson held to seven points — about 15 under his Pac-10-leading average.

Romar reaction:“I thought in the first half they probably played harder than we did. They were really focused. They got going from the 3-point stripe. … Our guys collected themselves and came out in the second half, and I thought we really, really competed hard; and that made a difference.”

Ken Bone reaction: “Well, that was a disaster, that second half. I think the Huskies showed who they are on some nights. … Those last 20 minutes were a pretty frustrating experience.”

Both teams are now 14-7 on the season, and 4-5 after the first half of Pac-10 play.

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Jan.
29th

UW to debut new Husky not-quite-logo

In addition to showing off those black uniforms at the WSU game Saturday afternoon, UW also will reveal a new graphic image showing a tight close-up of the fierce eyes of a husky.

University spokesmen stressed that this is not a new official logo and is not intended to replace either the school’s block “W” logo nor the stylized husky-profile logo that has long derided as “the weasel” (and which the university is phasing out). There are no plans for it to show up on T-shirts let alone team uniforms.

However, the new image — which is a

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Jan.
29th

A quick look ahead to Apple Cup of hoops

Here’s our game preview.

And some quick basics:

WASHINGTON STATE(14-6 OVERALL, 4-4 PAC-10)
AT WASHINGTON (13-7, 3-5)
12:30 p.m. Saturday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
TV: FSN Radio: 950-AM (UW) 850-AM (WSU)

Series: UW leads, 169-98, and swept both games last season.

Statistical leaders: For WSU – G Klay Thompson, 22.3 ppg; F DeAngelo Castro, 7.4 rpg; G Reggie Moore, 4.6 apg. For UW – F Quincy Pondexter, 19.9 ppg and 8 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.5 apg.

Scouting report: Isaiah Thomas, UW’s No. 2 scorer, will return to the starting lineup after missing the Tuesday game

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Jan.
29th

Thomas OK to start; Overton to bench

UW’s No. 2 scorer Isaiah Thomas is well enough to return to the starting lineup at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, when Washington State visits Hec Ed. (FSN),

Thomas missed the Seattle U. game Tuesday due to stomach issues, and Venoy Overton had something close to a career game — 20 points, eight rebounds — while taking IT’s place in the starting lineup.

However, coach Lorenzo Romar said the return of Thomas means the return of what has become the usual starting lineup: Thomas, Abdul Gaddy, Quincy Pondexter, Justin Holiday and Tyreese Breshers.

Jan.
29th

Huskies will wear black … fans too

The Huskies will debut black basketball uniforms in their game tomorrow against Washington State. And they’re hoping fans will too … right up to providing black T-shirts for some.

Here’s the release from the school:

The Washington Husky game at Bank of Arena against Washington State this Saturday at 12:30 will be Black Out Cancer Day at UW.

The players will wear specially designed black uniforms as part of the event and all fans are encouraged to wear black to the game to show support for cancer awareness. All fans seated in the lower bowl will receive a black Husky

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Jan.
29th

Idle Dawgs slip back into cellar

Here’s the TNT’s roundup of last night’s Pac-10 action.

And while Cal, Arizona, Oregon and Oregon State were getting victories idle Washington slipped back into a three-way tie at the bottom of the Pac-10 standings.

The Huskies get back into action at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at Hec Ed against the Cougs. We’ll get some time with Lorenzo Romar and his players this afternoon, and I’ll pop back in with updates then.