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October 16, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Midnight Madness thread

UW wins — Purple 35, Gold 20. Thomas and Turner share high-scoring honors with eight points.
Jones on the bench — Jones is sitting on what would be UW’s home bench. He looks bored.
The scrimmage — The Gold team: MBA, Thomas, Wilcox, Overton, Suggs and Trent. The purple team: Turner, Breshers, Pondexter, Gaddy, Holiday and Gant.
Three-point contest — In a format that paired a Husky with a fan, C.J. Wilcox outdistanced Elston Turner 24-17.
IT wins — Thomas brought down the house when he leapt over MBA and flushed a dunk in the second round to win the contest. He scored 30 points from the judges. Even though MBA also had a perfect score, Romar declared Thomas the winner. The results: Overton (29), Trent (26) and Gant (25).
Contestants selected — They are: Overton, Clarence Trent, Isaiah Thomas, Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Darnell Gant.
Dunk contest — Tyreese Breshers, Holiday and Pondexter will not compete in the event, presumably because of injuries. Holiday is recovering from hernia surgery, Breshers had leg injuries and not sure what’s wrong with Pondexter.
Big MacTodd MacCulloch is one of the dunk contest judges. Former UW star Eldridge Recasner and Chris Welp the other judges.
Romar the emcee — Coach Lorenzo Romar is the master of ceremonies tonight.
Bow Down to Washington — To start things off, the players broke out in a short rap to what was supposed to have been Bow Down to Washington. Overton and Justin Holiday were the main rappers.
Intros — The smoke machine was working overtime as the Huskies entered the court. Well, danced, sashayed and strutted on the court is a better description. Venoy Overton and Quincy Pondexter drew the loudest applause.
Wroten arrives — Garfield junior standout Tony Wroten Jr. is making his way into the stands after spending several minutes in the tunnel high-fiving and laughing with the Husky players. Wroten is sitting about four rows behind what’s traditionally UW’s bench. No word yet on Jefferson High star Terrence Jones, who is expected to make his official visit to UW this weekend.
UW wins — The Husky women won in four sets, 25-19, 26-24, 24-26, 25-18. The game-day operations staff is breaking down the nets and setting up the hoops. Any minute now.
Let’s get it started! — Washington leads 2-0 in the women’s volleyball match against UCLA and every seat inside Edmundson Pavilion almost taken. It looks like it will be a soldout house tonight. Once the match ends, the men’s hoop party begins.
The last time UW held an event like this in 2006, it attracted about 8,000, according to a school official.

Comments | Topics: C.J. Wilcox, UCLA

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