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February 26, 2007 at 8:55 AM

Monday mismash

Time to start looking ahead, which is what I tried to do in today’s story where I attempted to break down where the Huskies go from here. Basically, they are heading to the NIT barring a miracle run through the Pac-10 Tournament, where the Huskies will now have to play four games instead of three to win it.
I was remiss Sunday not to link a couple columns from our paper: first, this from Blaine Newnham talking to Marv Harshman about both the Huskies and Cougars. Like everybody else, Harshman pins many of UW’s problems on Justin Dentmon; next, there is this from Steve Kelley on Brandon Roy, in town to play the Sonics tonight.
A lot of you have asked why the Oregon-Washington rivalry has become so heated. I attempted to explain that, from a football side, anyway, a few years ago
in this story here.
A couple of positives lost in all the spotlight on the Brooks-Appleby thing were the play of Quincy Pondexter and Phil Nelson.
Pondexter scored 13 points for the second straight game after having not hit double figures since Jan. 27. Pondexter hit 12-19 shots for the weekend and looked more assertive going to the basket then he had in quite a while, especially against Oregon. The up-tempo nature of the game surely helped him against the Ducks.
Nelson had scored just three points in the previous five games but broke out for 10 against the Ducks. He said afterward he felt comfortable at Mac Court, where he played often while in high school.
Adrian Oliver also tossed in seven against the Ducks, meaning the four true freshmen scored 50 of UW’s 85 points, the most since the Arizona home game Jan. 4.

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