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November 15, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Portland State game thread

UW WINS — Final score: 111-55. Thomas got back in the game and sank a three-pointer. He had 21 points. Overton had 11, Holiday 10. I’ll have more later.
SHERRER CHECKS IN — Sherrer is in the game. UW 107-52.
IT’S GARBAGE TIME — Thomas is out and he’s not coming back. He had 18 points. The reserves are finishing this one out and it’s getting ugly if that’s possible for it to get any worse for PSU. Gaddy is checking in. The only suspense left is will the Huskies reach 100 points and will Sherrer check in. I’m going to slow down with the thread and write the game story. UW 95-45.
PONDEXTER CHECKS OUT — He got his 13th rebound. Not sure if he’ll come back. If not, he has 29 points on 11 for 12 shooting. He sank 7 of 8 free throws. and had three assists. Even though he was facing Portland State, it’s easily the best game Pondexter has ever played.
FANS ARE LEAVING — With 11:58 left, the fans are heading for the exits. This is a rout and it’s not going to change. Also, funny moment: Pondexter and Overton fought for a rebound. Overton won. If Pondexter had snared it, it would have tied his personal best. He has 12.
GOTTA LOVE THE DAWG PACK — They’re getting on Nelson, chanting: “Phil is angry!” and “Phil is still angry!” Hey when its a 55-point lead, you look for amusement anywhere you cna find it. UW 80–35.
IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING — The last time UW defeated a team by 40 points, New Jersey Tech 88-47 on Nov. 13, 2007. UW 75-33.
PONDEXTER GETS IT — Pondexter sank a putback for 26 points, which is a personal best. He also has 11 rebounds, needing three more for a career best. UW 70-33.
WHAT’S MY MOTIVATION? — I don’t like writing this about college teams – or any teams – but it looks as if the Vikings just flat out giving up. Their effort is not there. Portland State has four rebounds. Four! It seems as if UW took away their will to win and compete. The Huskies are on a 13-4 run in the second half. UW 68-33.
ROMAR RECOGNIZED — Tournament organizers decided to run the Romar video tribute at halftime instead of before the game. It’s playing now. It’s a nice interview with Romar and former UW coach Marv Harshman. Cool pics of the younger Romar wearing the short shorts as a Husky.
IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING — Pondexter’s career highs are 25 points and 13 rebounds.
HALFTIME STATS — Pondexter has 25 points and 9 rebounds. Holdiay 8 points, Bryan-Amaning 7, Thomas 6. UW is shooting .579 from the field and 4 of 11 on three-pointers.
Portland State: Nelson 13, J.Jones 8. PSU is 12 for 28 from the field and 1 for 6 on treys.
HALFTIME — To quote Dick Vitale: “It’s Blowout City, ba-beee!” UW 55-29.
IT’S A LAUGHER — The Vikings hung tough early on, but UW is running away with this one. Pondexter hit a pair of FTs to put the Huskies up 51-27 with less than two minutes left.
PONDEXTER NEARS DOUBLE DOUBLE — Pondexter has 14 points and 9 rebounds, both game highs. Holiday has eight points. Nelson leads PSU with 11. UW 42-25.
TRENT CHECKS IN — Trent is on the floor. Breshers remains on the bench. Not sure if the three-games-in-three nights format is keeping him out. Breshers is working himself back into shape.
IT’S A HOLIDAY — Apparently, Holiday found himself a three-pointer this summer. I know he was hurt and couldn’t do much, but somehow he’s developed into a three-pointer shooter. In two previous years, he sank 1 of 8 treys. Tonight, he’s 2 for 2. And it’s a confident-looking stroke. He’s not wasting putting up the shot. UW 34-19.
CAN YOU SAY EARLY BLOWOUT — I said it was 15-15, but at one point it was PSU 15-12. UW is on a 22-2 run. UW 34-17.
PULLING AWAY — It was tied 15-15, but since UW is on a 11-2 run. UW 26-17.
ODD LINEUP — I’m figuring Romar has this grouping in for defense. On the floor: Turner, Holiday, Suggs, Overton and Gant. UW 22-17.
MAD SCIENTIST — Romar has used nine players in the first eight minutes. The subs are coming in at a fast and furious pace. The only guys who haven’t played yet are Tyreese Breshers, Clarence Trent and Brendan Sherrer.
NELSON’S REVENGE — The former Husky is on a mission. He’s torching UW right now, draining 4 of 5 shots, including a three-pointer that put PSU ahead 15-12.
PORTLAND STATE’S ZONE — The Vikings are using a 2-3 zone that’s giving UW fits. Thomas has tried a few dribble drives, but he’s finding resistance in the middle. And the Huskies are 0-3 on three-pointers. Pondexter leads all scorers with six points. UW 10-10 with 14:40 left.
SECOND SUB — Scott Suggs is in for Overton. UW 10-10.
NICE MATCHUP — Pondexter vs. Nelson. They were former teammates and came to UW in the same recruiting class. Nelson is winning the early battle, scoring a pair of baskets off of dribble drives. PSU 10-6.
FIRST SUB — Abdul Gaddy checks in for Gant with 18:07 left. PSU 4-0.
STARTING LINEUPS — No change for UW.
Portland State
F – Julius Thomas
F – Phil Nelson
F – Jamie Jones
G – Melviin Jones
G – Dominic Waters
FIRST GAME IS OVER — Wright State wins 82-73. Todd Brown leads all scorers with 25 points, Troy Tabler had 16 and Cory Cooperwood 12. The Raiders leave Seattle with a 2-1 record. Belmont fell to 1-2. Mick Hedgepeth led the Bruins with 19 points.
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE — I remember from an earlier thread there was a mention of Tyreese Breshers and how does he pronounce his last name. It’s Bruh-SHEARS.
FSN HAS THE GAME — Tom Glasgow and Francis Williams are calling the game and Brad Adams is working the sidelines. Bon Rondeau has returned and is calling the game on radio for KJR along with Jason Hamilton.
WORD FOR THE YEAR — On his Twitter page, Bryan-Amaning said the word for the year is consistency.
PONDEXTER MOVING UP — We mentioned this yesterday, but it deserves noting again that Quincy Pondexter is rapidly moving up the all-time scoring list. He’s 25th with 1,128 points, he needs 99 to move past Bobby Jones (1,226) into 22nd place. Donald Watts is (1,158) is 24th and Stan Walker (1,175) is 23rd.
ROMAR RECOGNIZED — Coach Lorenzo Romar will be recognized before tonight’s game by Athletes in Action for his seven-year association with AIA.
A BLOCK PARTY — Matthew Bryan-Amaning needs two three to move into 10th place on UW’s all-time block list. He’s 14th now with 57. James Edwards, Will Perkins, Kenny Lyles and Maurice Woods are tied for 10th with 58 and Bobby Jones (59) is ninth on the list.
PRE-GAME NOTES — UW and Portland State meet for the ninth time and the Huskies have an 8-0 record against the Vikings. Last year, UW won 84-83. … PSU is 1-13 all-time against nationally-ranked teams.
WRIGHT STATE IN CONTROL — The Raiders are cruising to an easy win over Belmont. Turns out, Wright State is the second best team in this tournament and they could give No. 11 Butler a run for the Horizon Conference title.

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