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SAN DIEGO – After a promising first half in which Washington held a nine-point lead at the break, the Huskies gave it all back to No. 24 San Diego State. C.J. Wilcox led Washington (4-4) with 17 points, but it wasn’t enough in a 70-63 loss on Sunday. Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 for the Huskies.
NEW YORK – The Washington Huskies entered Thursday night’s 2K Sports Classic basketball semifinal intent on stopping Indiana touted freshman Noah Vonleh. However, another Hoosiers freshman, starting forward Troy Williams, proved to be their undoing.
SEATTLE – The tallest NCAA player came up big on Thursday night when 7-foot-6 freshman Mamadou Ndiaye scored 18 points and added nine blocks and eight rebounds to lead UC Irvine to an 86-72 win over host Washington. Ndiaye closed out the first half with a three-point play to put UCI (1-2) ahead 38-36, then he had an emphatic dunk to spark a 19-3 run over the opening 51/2 minutes of the second half.
SEATTLE – Twice this season Washington had UCLA teetering but was undone each time by costly turnovers and big shots from Bruins point guard Larry Drew II. Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points, Drew came up with another huge shot against Washington, and No. 23 UCLA clinched the Pac-12 Conference regular-season men’s basketball title with a 61-54 win over the Huskies on Saturday.
EUGENE – After a lackluster performance three days earlier against Oregon State, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was pleased with the effort from his team on Saturday. It just didn’t lead to a different result.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Devon Collier had 16 points and Oregon State held off a second-half run by Washington for a 74-66 Pac-12 basketball win on Wednesday night. Eric Moreland added 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Beavers (11-8, 1-5 Pac-12), who saw a 20-point first-half advantage shrink to one but never gave up the lead.
STANFORD, Calif. – C.J. Wilcox scored 27 points and made a pair of crucial 3-pointers as Washington held off Stanford 65-60 in a Pac-12 men’s basketball game Saturday night. Aziz N’Diaye added 14 points as the Huskies (11-5, 3-0) opened conference play with three straight wins on the road for the first time since 1912. Desmond Simmons added 13 rebounds.
Ken Bone doesn’t necessarily dismiss the numbers. But Washington State’s coach knows better than to draw sweeping conclusions based on wins over Big Sky and Southwestern Athletic Conference teams.
SEATTLE – It seemed like old times at KeyArena on Thursday night. And not just because Shawn Kemp was throwing down a dunk eight minutes into the game.
Sitting on a podium in front of a room crowded with media, Lorenzo Romar pleaded his case for Washington to receive an invitation to the NCAA tournament. It was as if the Huskies were on trial and he was speaking directly to the selection committee, the basketball jury that will decide their postseason fate.
LOS ANGELES – The party never happened. There were no smiles, high fives or celebratory handshakes after Washington overcame USC for an 80-58 victory Thursday that clinched a share of the Pac-12 regular-season men’s basketball title.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – It’s not as if Lorenzo Romar didn’t trust his basketball team, but in the days before Thursday’s 82-57 loss at Oregon he wasn’t exactly high on the Huskies. They had a five-game winning streak and were alone in first place in the Pac-12, but Romar cautioned Washington was still a work in progress.
SEATTLE – Those who were curious about how the University of Washington men’s basketball team might bounce back from a humbling loss at St. Louis last Sunday were still wondering 12 minutes into Friday’s first game back. Despite unlikely contributions from freshman big men Shawn Kemp Jr. and Martin Breunig, UW couldn’t seem to shake Houston Baptist University from its lapel.
Isaiah Thomas hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer, lifting Washington past No. 16 Arizona 77-75 Saturday for the Pac-10 tournament championship in the first overtime title game in league history.
Kalin Lucas scored 29 points and keyed a second-half rally, helping No. 2 Michigan State salvage a 76-71 win over No. 13 Washington in the third place game of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday.