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October 8, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Lorenzo Romar needs a big season

In his 12th season at Washington, coach Lorenzo Romar has described this season as the most challenging he's had at UW. (Photo credit: (Michael Arellano - Daily Emerald)

Entering his 13th season at Washington, coach Lorenzo Romar is starting to feel the pressure to return the Huskies to the NCAA tournament after a three-year absence. (Photo credit: (Michael Arellano – Daily Emerald)

Mike DeCourcy at the Sporting News compiled a list of the 10 coaches who need a big season and included Washington’s Lorenzo Romar at No. 9.

DeCourcy writes: “From 2009-12, UW won a conference regular-season or tournament championship every year. Beginning in 2011, the Huskies appeared in the NCAA Tournament six times in eight years. Three times in that stretch they reached the Sweet 16. Over the past two seasons, however, the program is a combined four games over .500.”

Romar is the only Pac-12 coach on the list that includes: No. 1 Alabama Anthony Grant, No. 2 Fordham Tom Pecora, No. 3 Georgia’s Mike Fox, No. 4 Georgia Tech’s Brian Gregory, No. 5 Indiana’s Tom Crean, No.6 Purdue’s Matt Painter, No. 7 St. John’s Steve Lavin, No. 8 Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard and No. 10 West Virginia’s Bob Huggins.

WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:

More bad news – I’ve written that a lot recently – at Oregon. Court documents reveal Elgin Cook, who was cited for shoplifting last month, was cited for assault and battery, disorderly conduct and vandalism four years ago in Wisconsin.

— It’s a little old, but Luke Winn at SI.com put together a list of sophomores to watch out for and he included Washington State’s Que Johnson.

— Here’s a look at some of the best nonconference tournaments this season.

— Former Oregon State coach Craig Robinson landed with ESPN as an analyst.

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