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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

March 9, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Pac-10 awards

Days after Washington won the school’s first outright Pac-10 men’s basketball championship, the conference coaches rewarded the Huskies, who dominated the postseason awards.
Lorenzo Romar claimed the Coach of the Year award for the second time. Isaiah Thomas won the Freshman of the Year award and senior Justin Dentmon took the Most Improved Player of the Year award.
Jon Brockman and Dentmon were named to the 10-player first team, Thomas was selected to the five-player second team and sophomore Venoy Overton was an honorable mention choice for the all-defensive team.
Here’s the Pac-10 release.
Conceivably, Brockman came second in the Player of the Year balloting to Arizona State’s James Harden. Otherwise, it was a clean sweep for the Huskies except for Defensive Player of the Year, which went to USC’s Taj Gibson.
Washington also improved in the ESPN/USA Today rankings from No. 13 to No. 10. Still waiting on the AP poll.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi returned the Huskies to a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament in his bracketology. UW would play East Tennessee State in Portland and face Tennessee/Minnesota winner in the second round.
***UPDATE*** — Washington moved up three spots to No. 13 in the AP rankings. The Huskies are behind No. 12 Gonzaga, No. 11 Kansas and No. 10 Villanova. In the coach’s poll, UW is ahead of those three teams.

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