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November 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Houston Baptist live game thread

IT’S OVER — UW 88-65.
WEGNER TIME — Alex Wegner is in. UW 83-61, 2:51.
SHERRER TIME — Brendan Sherrer is in. UW 83-56, 4:09.
GANT SHOWS UP IN A BIG WAY — Well how do you do. Gant made two of the biggest plays in the game. He flushed a putback off after a N’Diaye missed layup and on the next possession finished a fast break with a high flying dunk over a HBU player. UW 81-52, 5:06.
WROTEN TO ROSS — Wroten connected with Ross with a no-look pass that led to a layup. He also hit Ross for a three-pointer. UW 72-46, 8:48.
HIGHLIGHTS — Simmons drained another three-pointer before Wroten made nice play on a fast break. Leading a 3-on-1 break, he faked the HBU defender with a behind-the-back pass and sailed to the rim for a left hand layup. UW 65-40, 11:59.
SWEET SHOT — Simmons took his second three-pointer this season and he made his second three pointer. Who knew the big guy had a sweet stroke. He made the shot from the same spot on the floor – the left elbow – that he did Sunday. UW 55-39, 14:48.
IN CONTROL — The Huskies have played more under control in the second half thanks to Wilcox who has drained two long jumpers. UW 52-31, 15:59.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Washington leads by 16, but it at times it was flat out ugly for the Huskies. It feels like they’re nervous and maybe that’s because Romar isn’t allowing them to make many mistakes. When they flub defensively, he’s making substitutions. When they commit silly turnovers, he’s pulling the offending player. Gaddy and Wroten have rotated for each other frequently. Wilcox and N’Diaye got the hook after 90 seconds.
Gant has disappeared. He’s 0 for 2 in 10 minutes. Ross (6 points and 6 rebounds) has played well. So has Wilcox, who has 11 points and five rebounds. When he plays within himself, Gaddy is doing a nice job leading the offense. He has four assists. He’s also missed 4 of 6 shots. Wroten is all over the place. Literally and figuratively. He’ll do something amazing like strip a player in the open court, but seconds later he’ll attempt a no-look pass that bounces off a teammate’s chest. You could argue the UW players need to have better hands. Or Wroten needs to take care of the ball. Wroten has seven points, three steals and three turnovers.
Washington has 12 turnovers, which is a season-high at the half.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — UW 42-26.

BAD PLAY — Wroten committed another turnover on a fast break and took out Davis on the other end to prevent a layup. Wroten was a little heated after the play and started talking to a HBU player. He’s out. Hikeem Stewart is in. UW 42-21, 1:39.
STREAKING — The Huskies are on a 12-0 run. N’Diaye is beating up Latas in the middle. I think he’s bleeding from the mouth. Gaddy found Wilcox for a three-pointer and Gant connected with Ross for another three. UW 36-20, 3:49.
NICE OVATION — The crowd cheered when Spencer Hawes and Isaiah Thomas appeared on the jumbotron. Hawes seemed a sheepish, but Thomas stood up, raised both arms with a huge smile on his face and soaked in the love while Hawes laughed. UW 28-20, 7:00.
FINGER ROLL — Wilcox yanked a rebound and threw the ball ahead to WGaddy who finished with a finger roll over Russell. UW 28-20, 7:15.
TRAFFIC COP — Romar is moving players in out at a quick pace. One minute Wroten is in. He makes a great steal, but finishes the fast break with a turnover. Then he’s out for Gaddy. Gaddy gets yanked after getting beat on dribble drives. The scorekeeper is getting a workout keeping track of the many substitutions. UW 24-20, 8:01.
MORE SUBS — Desmond Simmons makes his first appearance. N’Diaye missed two FTs.
BREUNIG ON THE BOARDS — The freshman forward has two putbacks in the last two possessions. Good job of cleaning up the glass on the weakside. UW 16-13, 11:49.
WOBBLY — Evans walked off the floor slowly with HBU trainers and went immediately to the locker room. No official word, but unlikely he’ll return after a vicious (and yet clean) hit like that.
KNOCKED OUT — Breunig flattened Jonathan Evans with a screen. He’s not moving and being examined by both team’s trainers. UW 11-7, 14:21.
MORE SUBS — Martin Breunig is checking in. Wilcox and N’Diaye also return. It’s obvious Romar has a quick hook today. If guys don’t play like they’re supposed to defensively, he’s taking them out. UW 8-6, 14:37.
IMMEDIATE RESULTS — Kemp scores first two baskets for Huskies. UW 4-2, 17:28.
QUICK SUBS — Lorenzo Romar isn’t playing around. Wilcox and N’Diaye are out. Tony Wroten Jr. and Shawn Kemp Jr. are in. HBU 2-0, 18:30.
HYPE VIDEO — Here’s a little something to you pumped for the game.
STREAMING RADIO — Here’s a link to listen to the game online:
STARTING LINEUPS — No change for UW: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Terrence Ross, Darnell Gant and Aziz N’Diaye.
HBU: F Joe Latas, G Marcus Davis, G Ronald March, G Tyler Russell and G Marcel Smith.
SPARSE CROWD — It will be interesting to see who shows up today. There’s no classes today and I took a drive through campus and the place is dead. We’re about 15 minutes from tip and the Dawg Pack is half full. There’s about 2,000 people in the building and that’s being generous.
NO TV — Just me and you folks. No TV for this one. No streaming options either.
WHO’S THAT? — The guy wearing a UW polo and jeans taking shots during warmups is Scott Suggs, who is recovering from toe surgery. Judging by the way he’s moving, the senior co-captain looks to be on schedule to return for the New York trip.
WILCOX SIGHTING — C.J. Wilcox, who suffered a concussion Sunday, is warming up and looks as if he’s going to play.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS — First off thanks to everyone who organized,participated and lined the streets of Seattle this morning for the Macy’s Holiday Parade. Had a great time passing out candy canes and goodies with Bob Condotta, Larry Stone and Danny O’Neil.

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