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UW leads 30-25 at the half


It is Senior Day at UW, with Jon Brockman, Justin Dentmon and Artem Wallace honored before tipoff. Brockman is one of the top bigs to ever wear Husky purple, but this year's Pac-10 champions are dependent on their guards. And they are pesky, especially when they are allowed to grab the opponent's arm, which happened early in the first half. It wasn't called and that's part of the reason the officials let this game get away from them for a while. The play midway through the first half was way too physical, leading to a slew of turnovers and out-of-control shots. But the whistles began to blow later in the half, with UW's Venoy Overton the guy who paid the price, with three fouls in a 2-minute period. Marcus Capers matched him, though his third was a no-brainer, 90-feet from the Cougar defensive end. That came in the middle of a close-out-the-first-half 5-0 run that gave UW its halftime lead. In that stretch the Huskies had five offensive rebounds and lead in the boards 25-15. Quincy Pondexter led Washington with 10 points, though Brockman has nine rebounds, including five on the offensive end. Aron Baynes has 11 and six, but Klay Thompson hasn't scored since hitting a 15-foot jumper less than a minute into the game. The Cougars are 0-3 from beyond the arc, UW is 1-7. We'll be back at the end with your chance to comment. Until then …

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