IT’S OVER — 95-74.
HOSLEY IN — Freshman walk-on Antoine Hosley is in the game. Almost over. UW 91-71, 1:14.
ROMAR TEED UP — The refs gave Romar a technical foul for protesting a non-call. He’s still arguing, but the officials aren’t listening. UW 82-63, 4:15.
CAREER HIGH — N’Diaye has a career high 15 points. He checked out. UW 80-56, 5:10.
OVERTON FOULS OUT — Overton was disqualified with five fouls. He was scoreless and had three points. UW 76-54, 6:14.
NEW RECORD — UW has blocked 152 shots, which is a school record. UW 72-47, 8:48.
IT’S 20 — The Huskies are up 58-38, 11:39.
GOOD CROWD — There’s 11,386 fans in the building. It’s a SU home record since it has returned to Division I. At the line, Thomas missed two free throws and before sinking the third. He raised his hands to the rafters as if to say finally. UW 49-32, 15,00.
SU TIMEOUT — Dollar had to call timeout. He only has two left and there’s 16:26 remaining. However, the game is getting away from the Redhawks. They’ve scored just three points this half and again just like early in the first half, every shot is being contested. The Huskies are starting to pound them inside. N’Diaye just flushed another dunk. UW 48-32.
THREE ON CARTER — Carter picked up his third foul on the first possession. He’s out. UW 39-29, 19:24.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Washington led 61-20 lat year at halftime. Considering that score, you might ask what’s going on tonight? It’s not as if the Huskies have played poorly. They’re shooting 46.7 percent (14 of 30) from the field. They’re leading 28-15 on rebounds. They have seven assists on 14 field goals. They’ve gotten to the line 14 times. And they’ve blocked six shots.
UW’s biggest problem has been turnovers. It has nine, which is four more than SU. another problem has been free throw shooting. The Huskies are 8 for 14 at the line.
Bryan-Amaning is on his way to another monster game. He has 12 points and eight rebounds. Thomas and Gant each have seven.
One of the Huskies’ old problems is showing up again. They were too reliant on the three-pointer when they can go inside anytime they want either on dribble drives or with Bryan-Amaning. UW shot 1 for 9 on treys.
The Huskies must also get a handle of Carter and Burrell who each have 10 points.
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HALFTIME —- UW 37-29.
KEMP IN THE HOUSE — Shawn Kemp is in the building. UW 34-23, 3:37.
HIGHLIGHT — Overton threw another alley-oop pass that was behind Holiday, however, he used his long reach and leaned back and cupped a dunk that he had no business throwing down. Amazing finish. UW 32-23, 3:40.
BIG SHOT — Sterling drained a big three-pointer over Thomas. UW 28-23, 4:47.
BLOCK PARTY — Wilcox and Bryan-Amaning had consecutive blocks. Wilcox’s block led to a Bryan-Amaning fast break dunk. UW 26-16, 6:43.
REDHAWKS RUNNING — SU is playing harder than UW at the moment. The Redhawks are scrapping. They’re getting loose balls and rebounds. Dollar called another timeout to keep his guys focused. It was a strange use of a TO because the 8-minute media timeout is approaching. UW 23-16, 8:16.
ROSS SLUMPING — Ross has committed at least two turnovers and he appears lethargic. He’s been pulled and Holiday is back in. UW 21-12, 9:04.
DOLLAR’S INSTRUCTIONS — Dollar is screaming “Move” at the Redhawks on nearly every possession. He wants better movement from the players. UW 21-12.
HIGHLIGHT — Overton lofted an alley-oop pass at the rim and Ross flushed a dunk. UW 19-10-, 9:56.
GOOD START — The Huskies are making it very difficult for the Redhawks to get into any sort of offensive rhythm. They’re challenging everything and SU can’t get the ball inside. When the SU players drive, they’re being cut off in the paint. SU is shooting 36.4 percent (4 for 11) from the field and 0 for 2 on three-pointers. UW 17-8, 11:03.
SU TIMEOUT — Another timeout by Dollar. I think he wants to keep this game close. The Redhawks haven’t had very good offensive possessions in awhile. UW 14-6, 12:57.
THIRD SUB — Terrence Ross is in for Holiday. UW 12-6, 13:58.
SECOND SUB — Darnell Gant checks in for N’Diaye. UW 11-6, 14:33.
FIRST SUB — Venoy Overton is in. UW 8-4, 15:06.
SU FIGHTS BACK — The Redhawks scored four unanswered points. UW 6-4, 16:04.
QUICK TIMEOUT — Dollar called timeout after UW scored two quick baskets. N’Diaye flushed a putback and Bryan-Amaning scored on a fast break layup. SU reserve Cervante Burrell is entering the game. UW 4-0, 19:04.
PRE-GAME INTROS — Nice job from Seattle U. Feels like the old Chicago Bulls introductions.
WHO IS 55? — Bryan-Amaning left his No. 11 jersey at the school so he’s wearing No. 55 tonight.
STARTERS — We mentioned the change for UW, Wilcox is in for Venoy Overton. The other starters are the same: Isaiah Thomas, Justin Holiday, Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Aziz N’Diaye.
SU: G Sterling Carter, G Garrett Lever, F Aaron Broussard, F Gavin Gilmore and F Alex Jones.
FRIENDLY GREETINGS — The coaches exchanged handshakes and hugs. As you might expect, SU coach Cameron Dollar spent a lot of time talking to his former boss and mentor Lorenzo Romar.
CHECK OUT TRENT — Trent is wearing black shirt and slack with red suspenders.
WILCOX GETS THE START — It looks like C.J. Wilcox will start tonight. That’s the word along press row. We’re about five minutes away from introductions.
LATE-ARRIVING CROWD — We’re about 10 minutes away from tip off and the lower bowl is less than half full.
LAST TIME AT THE KEY — The Huskies played the 2000-01 season at KeyArena and part of the ’01-02 season while KeyArena was being remolded. Their last game at the Key was Dec. 6, 2001 UTEP, 74-62 defeat.
FREEBIES — Seattle U. is distributing about 700 red t-shirts. A school official told me: “We’ll try to cover up some of those purple shirts.” Good idea.
WARMUPS — Both teams are on the court.
BAD WEATHER — It’s hailing in South Seattle. Not sure how that is going to affect the crowd. SU is expecting 11,000 tonight.
ON THE COURT — Redhawks sophomore Clarence Trent, who transferred from Washington and is redshirting this season, is on the court working out with SU freshman Jarrell Flora. Trent looks huge. He was listed at 6 foot 5 at Washington. Now he’s listed at 6-6. And he’s ripped. Trent should slide into the starting lineup next season and replace senior Alex Jones.
AT THE ARENA — Arrived at KeyArena a little early. The place is empty except for the television and radio crews as well as the arena ushers.