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Husky Men's Basketball

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December 29, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Know thy enemy — Morgan State

Washington closes out its non-conference season tomorrow night against Morgan State — assuming there is no makeup of the Lehigh game, which seems increasingly likely.
And it looks like a good chance for UW to tune things up a bit heading into Pac-10 play Saturday at Washington State.
Morgan State is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and after winning 22 games and the regular season title last season (losing in the conference tournament) the Bears are rebuilding a bit this year, having lost three starters.
The Bears are 5-7 after losing last night at St. Mary’s 76-60.
The most notable thing about Morgan State may be its coach, Todd Bozeman, who was the coach at Cal from 1993-96 before being fired for NCAA rules violations and eventually being given an eight-year ban (here are some details on that).
Bozeman was 6-2 against UW while at Cal and 3-1 in Seattle.
Morgan State’s most notable player may be senior forward Marquise Kately , who spent two years at Cal before transferring in 2006.
Kately averaged just over nine points in four games against UW while at Cal, including 15 at Hec Ed on Dec. 31, 2004 as a freshman.
UW coach Lorenzo Romar said in a conference call today that he would put Morgan State right about on par with Portland State in terms of overall ability, pointing out that the Bears won at DePaul earlier this season and had a tough loss at Ole Miss.
“As a group, they can shoot it,” he said.
Romar said he knows Bozeman “pretty well,” — Romar was an assistant at UCLA during most of Bozeman’s time as head coach at Cal. Also, while head coach at Pepperdine, Romar coached Jelani Gardner, who was the central figure in the scandal that got Bozeman fired at Cal. Gardner transferred to Pepperdine after Bozeman was punished. (Here’s a good story on Bozeman’s ordeal. The story mentions that Bozeman was once considered for an assistant’s job at UW, but Romar said he never offered Bozeman a job).
Asked today about Bozeman, Romar said: “I commend him in that he stayed the course and is back in this business on this level. I know that’s what he wanted to do and he did his time away. He stayed active, he stayed busy and he’s back and I think it’s a great story of perseverance, especially since he has learned a lot through what happened.”
As for the Huskies, Romar said that Quincy Pondexter has been playing at less than 100 percent of late due to “a little groin issue.” Other than Jon Brockman’s notable ailments, however, he said the rest of the team is fine.

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