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March 3, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Seattle U. game thread

FINAL STATS — UW shots .561 from the field, while SU was .379. Four Huskies finished in double-figure scoring, including Brockman (16 points), Thomas (12), Dentmon (11) and Pondexter (10). Aaron Broussard led SU with 13 points, Leigh Swanson had 12 and Drew Harris had 11. This concludes the game thread. Gotta write for the newspaper.
IT’S A WRAP — UW 87, SU 60. Everybody scored for the Dawgs, which might be a first this season.
WOLFINGER DRAINS A THREE — It’s all the reserves now, but I shouldn’t have described it as garbage time. Even though this group hasn’t gotten a lot of time together on the court, they’re running a pretty good offense. Joe Wolfinger knocked down a three-pointer from the top of the key, which sent the fans into a tizzy.
SOME FINAL TALLIES — Brockman collected his 58th double double, 16 points and 10 rebounds. Pondexter has 10 points and Dentmon 11.
AND THE CROWD GOES WILD — Artem Wallace jumped up from the bench, sprinted to the scorer’s table and checked into the game as fans cheered and the Dawg Pack chanted “Art-em Wal-lace!” I’d say this is officially garbage time. Washington is ahead 68-38 with a little over 9 minutes left.
WROTE TOO SOON — Brodkman is at the scorer’s table waiting to check in. Conceivably he’ll stay just long enough to collect another double double. He has 16 points and nine rebounds.
GARBAGE TIME? — Washington leads 62-31 and Dentmon is the only starter in the game. Not sure when Romar will begin emptying his bench.
FAST START — It appears as if the Husky starters want to make quick work of Seattle U.. They’ve turned up the defensive intensity (i.e. Brockman flying to block a layup and falling out of bounds and three early turnovers). The UW is off to an 10-2 run after intermission and lead 52-21.
PONDEXTER RETURNS — A UW official said Pondexter suffered bruised ribs on his fall. He was the last Husky to walk onto the floor after halftime. He attempted one shot, a long jumper, and seemed to grimmace. He’s starting the second half. It seems unlikely that he will play long.
HALFTIME STATS — Not surprisingly, Brockman (12 points) and Thomas (10 points) are leading the way offensively. Overton has 5 and Pondexter and Holiday each have 4. the UW is shooting .500 from the field and it has 14 fastbreak points. The Huskies have a 24-17 rebounding lead. Austen Powers (4 points) is the only Redhawks with at least two field goals and he’s their leading scorer. Seattle U. is 6 of 29 from the field shooting.
CAPPING OFF — Thomas punctuated the first half with a three-point dagger at the top of the key to give Washington a 42-19 lead. Still no word on Pondexter.
SCARY MOMENT — With 4:17 remaning in the first half, Venoy Overton tossed an alley-oop to Quincy Pondexter who leaped high for a tip-in layup, but fell over Chris Gweth on his way down and landed awkwardly on his shoulder. Pondexter remained on the floor for several minutes before being helped off. In a nice gesture, Gweth patted him on the back before Pondexter left the court.
SUGGS SIGHTING — Washington is up 28-12, which has allowed coach Lorenzo Romar to pull Scott Suggs off of the bench. His last appearance was a 5-minute stint Feb. 14 against Oregon.
SHOWTIME — Isaiah Thomas had himself a highlight worthy play when he circled the ball around his back on a fastbreak before dropping in a layup. On the next possession, Justin Holiday faked a no-look pass on a fastbreak and also scored on a layup. The UW has control of the game and a comfortable 14-6 lead.
EARLY SIGNS — SU started in a 2-3 zone, but surrendered an offsensive rebound and layup to Jon Brockman on the UW’s first possession. On the SU’s first possession, the Redhawks had F Michael Wright bring the ball up to avoid pressure. Once the SU crossed halfcourt, however, the UW guards forced it to call a timeout because of its pressure.
UW ALUMNI — Several notable Husky alumni are in the building, including former quarterback Brock Huard who is an college football analyst for ESPN. Huard is sitting in the front row at midcourt.
PRE-GAME NOTES — Just called Bob Condotta, who is in Arizona, and apparently he intended to predict Pac-10 only games this season, which is why he’s been absent today. Still, after a little coaxing, I managed to get a prediction out of him: Washington 89, Seattle University 67.
Otherwise, it’s about 50 minutes until tipoff and both teams are on the court warming up. For some reason, the Dawg Pack is taking it easy on the Redhawks.
Kevin Calabro and Lenny Wilkens are calling the game tonight on FSN. Wilkens received an honorary degree from SU in 1995 and sits on the school’s board of trustees.

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