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November 20, 2007 at 11:04 AM

Pondexter on scoring, EWU aftermath

The Huskies are in New York today preparing for tomorrow’s game against Texas A&M in the NIT.
We’ll have coverage from Steve Kelley, who is there covering it, and he is expected at some point to contribute some to the blog.
One UW player worth paying particular attention to there will be forward Quincy Pondexter, who is an obvious candidate to be a breakout player for the Huskies this year but has been a little muted so far.
Pondexter is averaging 9.7 points so far, shooting 10-23 from the field. He has 11 points, nine and nine in UW’s three games, going 3-10 from the field against Eastern Washington.
Pondexter, however, says he’s just waiting for his time to shine.
“It’s going great,” he said after the EWU game. “I’m sticking to what they want me to do at this point in time. We’ve had a lot of mismatches with Jon (Brockman) in the post so we’ve really wanted to exploit them. So until I’m needed as a scorer I’d much rather have my teammates score.
“When my teammates need me to score, I’ll do it. But in terms of trying to come out and score 20 every night, if my team doesn’t need it, then whatever it takes to win, that’s what I’ll do.”
Like the rest of the Huskies, Pondexter is excited about playing in Madison Square Garden.
“It’s going to be a great experience,” he said. “I’ve always dreamed of playing in the Garden.”
COUGS AND HUSKIES EVEN?: That was the opinion of Eastern’s Kellen Williams, a graduate of Franklin High. The Eagles have already played both WSU and UW this season and Williams said he didn’t see much difference in the abilities of the two teams.
“They are about the same,” he said. “(UW) is just more offensive orientated, but I think they play defense hard, just like Wazzu.”
When I asked which team is better, he said “it’d be even right now, I guess.”

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