February 15, 2009 |
Led by the starring foursome of Isaiah Thomas, Justin Dentmon, Quincy Pondexter and Jon Brockman, Washington ran over Oregon, 103-84, Saturday afternoon at Seattle and took a 1 1/2 -game lead in the Pacific 10 Conference standings. The foursome each topped the 20-point mark, led by Thomas' 24 points. Dentmon finished with 21 points, same as Brockman, who also tied his career high with 18 rebounds. Pondexter had 20 points, the third time he has scored 20 or more in Washington's last four games.
March 1, 2009 |
Jon Brockman raised his arms, and on cue 10,000 followers obediently rose to their feet in full voice. After four years of blue-collar service to Washington, Brockman was rewarded Saturday with an accomplishment nearly a quarter century in the making -- ownership of a Pacific 10 Conference regular-season title.
March 12, 2009 |
Arizona (19-12) vs. No. 23 Arizona State (22-8), noon, FS West -- A victory might give Arizona its 25th consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament, the longest such streak in the nation. The Wildcats, the fifth-seeded team, have had their way with Arizona State this season, winning both games. Arizona has lost four of its last five overall. Arizona State, the fourth-seeded team, was zeroing in on a conference championship, then lost in overtime to Washington and Washington State. Sophomore guard James Harden, the conference player of the year, is a lock first-round NBA pick if, as expected, he enters the draft.
March 13, 2009 |
Jon Brockman scored 20 points, Isaiah Thomas sparked a decisive second-half spurt with nine points and 13th-ranked Washington defeated Stanford, 85-73, in the Pacific-10 tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Staples Center. Washington (25-7), which has won six in a row, will play 23rd-ranked Arizona State (23-8) in today's semifinals. The Huskies swept the regular-season series, winning the second game by three points in overtime. "Another tough opponent," Huskies Coach Lorenzo Romar said.
March 10, 2010
Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament MEN Quarterfinals, Thursday at Staples Center Oregon OR Washington State vs. No. 1 California (21-9), 2:30 p.m.— Cal is top-seeded for the first time after winning a conference title outright for the first time in 50 years. Senior guard Jerome Randle, the Pac-10 player of the year, averages 18.7 points. Senior guard Patrick Christopher (16.0 points a game) also was selected first-team all-conference and forwards Theo Robertson (13.8)
March 10, 2009 |
USC forward Taj Gibson was named Pacific 10 Conference defensive player of the year Monday, and UCLA guard Darren Collison made the All-Pac-10 team for the second time in his career. Conference coaches voted Arizona State's James Harden player of the year and Washington guard Isaiah Thomas freshman of the year. Lorenzo Romar, who guided the Huskies to their first outright title since 1953, was named coach of the year.
October 11, 2009 |
Word that Rush Limbaugh is interested in buying the St. Louis Rams has some African American football players swearing off any future employment with the team. New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott say they would never play for the Rams if Limbaugh owned them. Kiwanuka told the New York Daily News, "I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play."
March 12, 2010 |
Washington has not yet secured a berth in the NCAA tournament. But the Huskies improved their chances considerably Friday night by defeating Stanford, 79-64, in a semifinal of the Pacific Life Pac-10 tournament at Staples Center. Washington will play top-seeded Cal Saturday in the title game, the winner gaining an automatic berth in an NCAA regional. Regardless of the outcome, Washington positioned itself for a possible at-large berth by dispatching the Cardinal and improving its record to 23-9.