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Archives: Feb. 2011

Feb.
24th

UCLA beats ASU, goes full game up on UW

UCLA moved a full game up on Washington in the Pac-10 standings tonight with an easy win over Arizona State.

However, UW still controls its own destiny in the race in that the Huskies will finish with the No. 2 seed in the Pac-10 tournament if they sweep their final three regular season games — which would include a win over UCLA next Thursday (on ESPN2).

Elsewhere around the league tonight, USC beat Arizona, Oregon State beat Stanford and Cal beat Oregon.

Here’s the full league scoreboard.

Feb.
24th

Four Pac-10 games tonight, including ASU-UCLA

Washington and Washington State are off tonight, preparing for their rematch at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hec Ed.

However, the other eight Pac-10 teams are in action tonight, including the one that the Huskies will probably be watching most closely: Arizona State at UCLA. The Bruins are a half game ahead of UW in the Pac-10 standings and the teams would draw even if the Bruins somehow lost to the Sun Devils tonight. In any case, you’ll be able to watch, as the game will be shown live on FSN at 8 p.m.

The early FSN game is

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Feb.
23rd

Cal coach reprimanded for knocking refs

This just in from the conference office:

University of California head men’s basketball coach Mike Montgomery has been reprimanded by the Pac-10 Conference for comments he made about the officiating following California’s games at Washington on Thursday, February 10, and at Washington State on Saturday, February 12, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Montgomery’s comments were aired on KNEW Radio 910 AM, California’s flagship station, as part of its postgame interview with the coach.

“The Pac-10 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility

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Feb.
22nd

Huskies react to 95-74 win over Redhawks

Here’s some of what the Washington Huskies had to say tonight after their 95-74 win over the Seattle Redhawks at KeyArena.

Coach LORENZO ROMAR
on the Huskies: Take away those turnover and I thought we did a lot of good things out there. I thought we did a good job of running offense and making plays, passing the basketball. If we shoot a little better, then we even have better offensive production.

On his team’s mental approach after the tough loss at Arizona: I’m very pleased with how we came out and played with energy, especially at the start

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Feb.
22nd

Huskies dominate Seattle U. at KeyArena


Quiet KeyArena, two hours before tipoff.

Washington took a pretty workmanlike win over Seattle U. tonight at KeyArena.

The Huskies were the better team with bigger things on their minds, and they simply did what needed to be done to take a 95-74 win over the Redhawks.

Seattle U’s Sterling Carter — who did his part with 20 points — promised this wouldn’t be the 47-point blowout of last year, and it wasn’t. But there wasn’t really any more suspense.

Washington pushed the lead into double digits halfway through the first half and to 20 midway through the second. It just played out from there.

The KeyArena crowd of 11,382 seemed pretty well divided between the local schools. However, only Seattle U. had an organized and clustered student section and band, and more noise seemed to follow Redhawks baskets.

The Huskies flashed a new face in the starting lineup. Redshirt freshman C.J. Wilcox got his first career start at guard. He ended with three points.

Washington moved to 19-8 on the season, and Seattle U. fell to 10-17.

Now the Huskies return to Pacific-10 Conference play, meeting Washington State at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Meanwhile, Seattle U begins at three-game road trip Saturday at Cal State Bakersfield.
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Feb.
21st

Redhawk: ‘We’re not losing by 47 this game’

Seattle U. players and coach Cameron Dollar met with the media today in advance of their 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting with Washington at KeyArena.

A bit of what they had to say:

CARTER STERLING on the Redhawks’ 123-76 loss to UW last season) “We’re not losing by 47 this game. I know that for a fact. I’m not going to say we’re going to win the game, but I’m not going to say we’re going to lose by 47 either. … We’ve just got to come out hard and compete just like we did last game against Northern Illinois –

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Feb.
21st

Arizona’s Williams wins player of week

To the victor goes the spoils, and with Arizona’s one-point win over Washington on Saturday, it’s no surprise that Derrick Williams took Pac-10 player of the week honors over, say, UW’s Matthew Bryan-Amaning, who almost certainly would have won the award had the Huskies just won the game.

Here’s the release from the conference:

ARIZONA’s Derrick Williams was named Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of February 14-20, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The sophomore forward led the Wildcats to a weekend sweep of Washington State and Washington.

The La Mirada, Calif., native averaged 26.0 points,

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