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January 4, 2007 at 6:11 PM

Lineup change coming

After debating things for a few days, the Huskies have decided to alter their starting lineup for tonight’s game against Arizona — freshman forward Phil Nelson will get the first start of his career in place of Quincy Pondexter, and Ryan Appleby will start at point guard for Justin Dentmon.
Coaches are generally not available to talk before the game so there is no explanation yet for the change other than the obvious — the team needs a win.
Nelson played well in the loss at UCLA, which could be one reason for that change, while Dentmon has had obvious struggles and maybe the coaches think he would benefit from coming off the bench.
The changes were not decided on until today.
They are the first changes to the lineup since early in the season, when Adrian Oliver replaced Appleby at one guard spot, other than when Spencer Hawes didn’t start the first game while still recovering from knee surgery.

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