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October 30, 2012 at 11:26 AM

UW’s home record is better than you think

Washington has won more men’s college basketball games at Alaska Airlines Arena than any other Division I team has won in any other facility in college basketball.
With 921 wins, the Huskies are ahead of second-place Penn, which plays at The Palestra, considered the most historic arena in college sports. Duke has posted a 861-186 (.823) record at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Minnesota is 748-294 at Williams Arena.
Washington created a website And Counting to celebrate it’s home dominance and asks fans to submit photos from each home victory.
When it opened Dec. 27, 1927, Washington’s arena was known as Hec Edmundson Pavilion. It is one of the oldest indoor sporting facilities on a college campus in the country.
In the past 10 years under coach Lorenzo Romar, Washington is 147-27 (.845). games at home. The Huskies were 17-2 at Alaska Airlines Arena last season, including a 92-73 upset defeat against South Dakota State that snapped a 32-game home winning streak to non-conference opponents.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
Jeff Goodman at CBSSports.com loves to put together lists and this time he ranked the top 50 shooters in the nation. It should come as no surprise, Washington junior C.J. Wilcox is No. 11 followed by California’s Allen Crabbe (12) and Stanford’s Chasson Randle (41). Former UW player Elston Turner Jr., who transferred to Texas A&M, is 19th. Robert Olson, a senior at Loyola (Maryland) is 36th. The Huskies will play against him Nov. 11 in the season opener.
— Without E.J. Singler, who sat out with due to tendinitis in his knees, Oregon had no problems whipping Concordia 102-75 Monday night at Matt Knight Arena. Freshman point guard Dominic Artis led the Ducks 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting.
— Looks as if guards Jio Fontan and J.T. Terrell and center Dewayne Dedmon will start at USC.
— Goodman takes a look at the top transfers in the nation and puts Arizona point guard Mark Lyons at No. 1. UCLA guard Larry Drew II is 20th and Arizona State guard Evan Gordon is 24th. There’s also many former Pac-12 players on the list.
— Recruiting target Isaac Hamilton scored 26 points on Sunday for St. John Bosco High. Still no update on where things stand between him and UW.
— Plenty of good information from Jason McCleary who gives a rundown on the top 2013 recruits in the state for LeftCoastRecruiting.com.
— Here’s a nice story about a former UW star doing good work in the community.
— And here’s a fun story about the sleeping adventures of a former UW recruit.
— The Husky Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air 6 p.m. Nov. 3 on UWTV. You can also purchase a copy of the DVD.

Comments | Topics: C.J. Wilcox, UCLA

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