IT’S OVER — UW 123-76.
SHERRER SCORES — Sherrer sank a mid-range jumper along the baseline that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Freshman Clarence Trent followed with a tomahawk jam that blew the roof off the building.
SHERRER TIME — With 1:27 left, Sherrer checks in. Let’s see if the walk-on can score. Seattle U. has just four eligible players. UW 119-74.
DANCING DAWGS ON THE JUMBOTRON — It’s official. Blowout City. UW 109-67. 3:47 left. Still no Sherrer.
WROTE TOO SOON — Pondexter is back in. UW 95-54.
MOVE OVER ROY AND SMART — Pondexter moved past Brandon Roy and Doug Smart into 10th place on UW’s all-time scoring list. I’m assuming he won’t return. He has 25 points. He needs three points to move past Deon Luton into ninth place.
EPIC BLOWOUT — I know I’ve been slow on the thread, but the score tells the story. UW 95-51. There’s nine minutes left.
STILL PLAYING HARD — Romar is barking on the sidelines more than ever. He’s intent UW doesn’t take it easy and get sloppy in the second half. UW 76-32.
GETTING CHIPPY — There’s something going on between Peter Harris and Overton. It seems as if the reserves are determined to play tough regardless of the score. A referee called Romar and Dollar to the side for a summit, but Dollar walked away angrily and would have none of it. Seconds later, Harris was called for a foul after knocking Overton to the floor. SU has eight fouls with 16:30 left. UW 73-32.
JUST WONDERING? — How soon will we see the Dancing Dawgs video and walk-on Brendan Sherrer. UW 70-28.
GWETH FOULS OUT — We’ve started the second half and the Redhawks suffered a big blow when Gweth fouled out with 17:57 remaining. He’s their second leading scorer and if SU wanted to make this game somewhat respectable, they needed Gweth. UW 68-28.
IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING — UW’s most lopsided victory is 100-7 in 1921.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Home never looked so good for the Huskies. They’re receiving contributions from every part of the roster. Nine players have played, eight have scored. Pondexter has 22 and he looks sensational. It’s clear who is the best NBA prospect on the floor. In fact, it’s not even close. Garcia has 9 points, but in the opening minutes when the game was still a contest he was 0 for 7 from the field.
Overton has been phenomenal. He has three steals and has ignited several fastbreaks. Gaddy has three steals and he’s playing one of his better games. Seattle U. has 15 turnovers and it can’t get into its offense. Other than Garcia, no one has more than four points.
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HALFTIME — UW 61-20.
DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS — The Redhawks have that look. They appear stunned and unable to cope with what’s happening. A lot of players are wearing blank expressions. Dollar has his hands in his pocket, but he’s barking instructions. UW 59-16.
HORRIBLE PLAY — Pondexter had a breakaway dunk before Garcia used both hands and pushed him the back while he was in the air. Pondexter landed awkwardly. Garcia drew an intentional foul. He walked over to Pondexter, exchanged an embrace and checked to see if the UW player was okay after the play. UW 55-16.
SUGGS, TURNER ARE COMFORTABLE — UW’s marksmen are benefiting from being at home. They’ve locked in and they’re firing from three-point range. UW 49-10.
DOUBLE DIGITS — With 4:58 left, SU finally cracked double digits on a free throw from Gweth. UW 40-10.
DAWG PACK GETS CREATIVE — You know it’s a dog of a game when the most interesting aspects are the chants from the student section. When Garcia was a the line, they chanted: “The scouts are watching!” UW 40-9.
REDHAWKS GO ZONE — SU switched to a 2-3 zone, which is slowing UW down just a little. As well as the Huskies are playing, they haven’t gotten a lot of points inside. Bryan-Amaning whiffed on a layup and Breshers is 0 for 3. UW 32-7.
NO IT, NO PROBLEM — Wondered where the points would come from without Thomas and Turner (six points) and Holiday (five) are picking up the slack. Pondexter leads with nine. UW 26-3.
NOT LIKING THE THROWBACKS — SU’s jerseys look uncomfortable. They’ve got sleeves that extend to the elbow and they’re appear too big in the waist. I won’t comment on the shorts. (Too long!) Couldn’t help myself. UW 23-2.
HOLIDAY TAKES GARCIA — Holiday drew Garcia as a defensive assignment and he’s doing a solid job of keeping the SU star in front of him. Holiday collected a steal and he’s limited Garcia’s touches. UW 23-2.
SU FINALLY SCORES — With 14:48 left in the first half, Burrell blew by Overton for a layup. UW 20-2.
THIRD SUB — Elston Turner is in for Gaddy.
LOOKS LIKE A SELLOUT — Good crowd tonight. It’s a packed house. Lots of purple. Very little red. The Redhawks are wearing throwback jerseys from the 1950-60s era. UW 15-0.
FIRST SUBS — Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Scott Suggs are in for Breshers and Holiday. UW 12-0.
PERFECT START — We’re three minutes into the game and Seattle U. hasn’t scored while the Huskies are parading to the rim. Holiday flushed an alley-oop dunk from Gaddy and Pondexter hammered in a breakaway dunk. Everything is working for the Huskies at this point. Dollar called a timeout and benched all of the starters. UW 12-0.
IS THAT PRINCE? — Romar broke out the purple jacket tonight. Good omen. UW 4-0.
STARTERS — UW: Overton, Abdul Gaddy, Quincy Pondexter, Justin Holiday and Tyreese Breshers.
SU: G Cervante Burrell, F Mike Boxley, F Aaron Broussard, F Gavin Gilmore and F Charles Garcia.
DOLLAR ARRIVES — With less than a minute left, Seattle U. coach Cameron Dollar walked on the court. The former UW assistant greeted nearly every Husky player and coach. He embraced coach Lorenzo Romar and saluted the Dawg Pack.
RADIO OPTIONS — If you’re listening on radio, you’ve got choices. KJR 950-AM is carrying the UW broadcast with Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton. ESPN 710-AM has the SU broadcast with Dave Grosby and Gary Hill.
MORE ON THOMAS — Without Thomas, the Huskies lose 17.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists. One could argue, he’s their best all-around player. He’s also the spirit of the team. Thomas has never missed a game. It looks as if Venoy Overton will start.
THOMAS IS OUT — Just got word, Thomas will not play tonight. Apparently he began feeling ill last night. A UW spokesman said it’s a similar illness to the stomach flu that forced Scott Suggs to miss the Oregon State game. Assistant Jim Shaw also missed a game this season because of illness.
STILL NO THOMAS — We noted in a previous thread Isaiah Thomas is sick and is listed as a game-time decision. Well, the Huskies are on the court running through pre-game layup and shooting drills without their star sophomore guard.
IT’S OVER — UW 123-76.
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