While students huddled in tents outside Edmundson Pavilion, ESPN’s College GameDay crew set up shop inside an empty Bank of America Arena.
There was no sign of Bob Knight, however, everyone else was on hand including: Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps.
IN OTHER NEWS:
— Coach Lorenzo Romar met with the media before practice. He expects the Huskies will be able to quickly recover from last night’s 67-64 loss to USC because of the hoopla surrounding tomorrow’s game.
In addition to the carnival that accompanies the GameDay production, Quincy Pondexter could be playing his final home game (more on this later) and the UCLA Bruins are coming to town. That’s the same UCLA Bruins that knocked off UW 62-61 on a buzzer-beating shot last month in Los Angeles.
— Romar said isaiah Thomas played just 26 minutes – his third fewest this season – because the second lineup of Venoy Overton, Justin Holiday, Elston Turner, Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Pondexter played well in cutting USC’s lead from 16 points to one.
— Pondexter said he’ll probably be emotional before tomorrow’s game and will probably tear up. He said he learned how to handle his emotions after watching Jon Brockman and Justin Dentmon go through it last year.
— Bryan-Amaning, who played just four minutes in the first game at UCLA, hopes the Bruins aren’t prepared to face him. He’s scored in double figures in each of the past four games.
— Romar also said UW has a few recruits on campus this weekend.
— There’s no certainty tomorrow is the final home game because if Washington doesn’t play in the NCAA tournament, it could host a postseason tournament game such as the College Basketball Invitation.