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Donaven Dorsey out vs. Colorado with turf toe

Yet another player will miss a game due to injury for the Washington Huskies men’s basketball team.

Donaven Dorsey, a freshman guard from Lacey, will miss tonight’s game against Colorado with turf toe. He was likely to start in place of senior forward Shawn Kemp Jr., who is also sidelined due to a calf strain. Read more »


Nigel Williams-Goss expects to play vs. Colorado, but Shawn Kemp Jr. is out with calf strain

Shawn Kemp Jr. was recovering well from his concussion, coach Lorenzo Romar said, and was going to have a chance to play on Thursday against Colorado.

But then the 6-foot-9 senior forward strained his calf during an extra conditioning workout, and so he won’t be able to play tomorrow after all. Romar also said it’s doubtful Kemp will be able to play Saturday against Utah, meaning the UW’s best low-post scorer will miss at least three, and likely four, consecutive games due to injury.

Sophomore point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, who missed the USC game with a sprained left ankle, said he’s still a little sore, but he’s practiced this week and fully expects to play tomorrow.

Here’s the rest of what Romar said during his weekly media availability. Read more »


No Williams-Goss, no Kemp, and too many mistakes for Huskies in ugly 70-55 loss at USC

LOS ANGELES – With senior forward Shawn Kemp Jr. already ruled out of Saturday night’s game at USC due to a concussion, the already-struggling Washington Huskies knew their matchup with the Pac-12’s last-place team would not be easy.

It got even more difficult when they learned that star point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, the team’s leading scorer, would also have to sit out with a sprained ankle.

That’s how it’s been for the Huskies this season with injuries and defections – if they don’t have bad luck, they don’t have any at all.

So it was a particularly damaging development that Kemp and Williams-Goss had to sit and watch, dressed in sweatsuits, as the Huskies languished yet again in this ugly 70-55 loss at the Galen Center to a weak, shorthanded USC team that had won only twice since Dec. 30.

But UW coach Lorenzo Romar was not interested in excuses afterward. Not after the sloppy, uninspired performance his team put forth during the two hours prior.

“Tonight, the way this outcome was, had nothing to do with Nigel Williams-Goss or Shawn Kemp being out,” Romar said. “Not the way we played. There were mistakes that we made out there tonight that we should know how to execute in our sleep, with the season almost being over. And we didn’t do it at all. Obviously maybe the guys that didn’t play could come in and put a Band-Aid over some of the things we were doing wrong, and compensate for our mistakes, but that was all on us.” Read more »


Morning links: Huskies hope Shawn Kemp Jr. can return for Saturday game at USC

UCLA's Norman Powell, center, goes up for a dunk as Washington's Quevyn Winters, bottom left, and Donaven Dorsey, right, watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
UCLA’s Norman Powell, center, goes up for a dunk as Washington’s Quevyn Winters, bottom left, and Donaven Dorsey, right, watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

FROM LOS ANGELES — Without starting forward Shawn Kemp Jr., who sat out due to a concussion, the Washington Huskies had very little chance of beating the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion last night.

So it wasn’t all that surprising to see the Bruins run away with it, 88-66, with the Huskies again down to just two players taller than 6-foot-7, and only one — Jernard Jarreau — who was in the rotation when the season started. Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar said he’s hopeful Kemp can progress well enough during the next two days to be cleared to play in Saturday’s game at USC.

We have some links from last night’s action at Pauley, as well as a couple of other Pac-12 games. Read more »


Shawn Kemp Jr. will sit out tonight’s game against UCLA with a concussion

More bad news for the Huskies’ frontcourt — senior forward Shawn Kemp Jr. suffered a concussion during UW’s 87-84 victory on Sunday at Washington State, and will not play tonight against UCLA.

Kemp made the trip, and is sitting on the bench, wearing a sweatsuit. Freshman guard Donaven Dorsey will start in his place, again giving the Huskies only one true frontcourt player — junior forward Jernard Jarreau, who returned from a knee injury against WSU — in their starting lineup. Read more »


Shawn Kemp Jr., Jernard Jarreau key for Huskies in keeping Stony Brook off glass

Shawn Kemp Jr. had one rebound in the Washington Huskies’ victory against Tulane last week.

The Huskies starting post will see most of the responsibilities – along with fellow starter Jernard Jarreau and Robert Upshaw off the bench – for blocking out Stony Brook’s Jameel Warney tonight. Warney leads the NCAA in rebounds per game at 12.8 and the Seawolves (7-6) rank 23rd in the nation overall at 40.7 per game.

“They are a very good rebounding team,” coach Lorenzo Romar said of Stony Brook on Saturday. “They played Cincinnati, who are just piranhas on the boards, and they were

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