Thanks to Patrick Blair for producing the highlights (above) from Washington’s 87-80 win over UC Santa Barbara.
Watching the game again makes me wonder how Washington was credited with a season-low eight assists. Seems as if there were 4-5 in the first few minutes.
The Huskies’ assists total isn’t the only statistic that’s in doubt. It appears there’s a few questions about if Tony Wroten Jr. actually tied the UW freshman scoring record.
Nobody disputes he tallied 27 points. But I received a couple of messages via text and Twitter from former UW players questioning the accuracy of the record.
Immediately after the game the school’s athletic communications staff believed Isaiah Thomas held the record with 29 points, but his season high was 27 his first year at UW.
Then it was believed Paul Fortier scored 28 as a freshman, but he confirmed he had 27. Here’s a press clipping from that game.
The school is fact checking the records and we’ll report the findings. Rather Wroten tied the record or not is almost inconsequential at this moment.
“The rate he’s progressing, he’s going to have plenty of more chances to break it,” Fortier said.
SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Here’s how the Everett Herald, News Tribune and GoHuskies.com saw last night’s game.
— And here’s the our photo gallery and post-game quotes from coach Lorenzo Romar and players.
— Steve Kelley wrote about Romar notching win No. 200 at UW.
— Jorge Gutierrez scored 24 points to lead California to a 77-57 victory over Weber State. The Golden Bears improved to 9-2.
— Utah got off the mat and snapped an eight-game losing streak. The Utes stopped Idaho State 71-59 on a night when their best player Josh Watkins shot 1 for 9 from the field and scored three points. Cedric Martin tallied 19, Jason Washburn had 17 and Dijon Farr 16 for Utah, which improved to 2-8.
TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:
Davis (1-8) at UCLA (4-5), noon
Arizona (7-3) vs. Gonzaga (6-2), 1 p.m. at Seattle’s KeyArena (CBS)
Northern Arizona (3-7) at Arizona State (4-5), 3 p.m.
San Diego (5-5) at Stanford (8-1), 5 p.m.
Georgia (4-5) at USC (4-6), 7 p.m. (FSN)