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December 14, 2013 at 6:52 PM

UW enjoys satisfying romp over Idaho State

Washington's Andrew Andrews stop-turns his way around Idaho State's Ayibakuro Preh, right, on his way to the basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Seattle. Washington won 85-66. (Seattle Times - Lindsey Wasson)

Washington’s Andrew Andrews stop-turns his way around Idaho State’s Ayibakuro Preh, right, on his way to the basket in the second half of the Huskies’ 85-66 win on Dec. 14, 2013 at Alaska Airlines Arena. (Seattle Times – Lindsey Wasson)

What’s not to like about a 19-point win in which Washington shot 55.2 percent from the field, made 10 of 21 three-pointers, delivered 19 assists, outrebounded their opponent by 10, never trailed after the opening five minutes and played spectacular defense in the final 10 minutes?

Hard to find any fault with Saturday’s performance.

The Huskies did exactly what they had to do in their 85-66 win over Idaho State. They showed improvements on both ends of the court. Against IDSU’s peculiar 1-1-3 zone, Washington scored 46 points in the first half and 39 in the second. They shot better than 53 percent from the field in both halves.

They dominated inside (Perris Blackwell had five offensive rebounds and a career-high 20 points) and outside (C.J. Wilcox drained five three-pointers for 19 points). They did a pretty good job of taking care of the ball (13 turnovers) against a team that was second in the nation in steals per game.

Washington didn’t play as well as it did six days earlier in a 70-63 defeat at San Diego State. However, for the first time this season the Huskies took control of a game early and never let their opponent get back into the game. It was a very mature and satisfying win for a team that has been pushed to the max in every game this season. For the first time, the Huskies cruised to a victory and benched many of their starters in the final minutes to allow the reserves a chance to play.

The Huskies depart for New Orleans on Sunday morning for Tuesday’s game at Tulane. They arrive around midnight ET.

They’ll have Monday to get acclimated to the Big Easy and will have dinner at Jernard Jarreau’s home.

“I can’t wait, I’ll be first in line for that,” Romar said. “We have a little something else planned. We’ll talk about it when we get back. It should be fun.”

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December 14, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Guess the UW Score contest: Idaho State

Washington lost 70-63 at San Diego State, but ddddcs won the Guess the UW Score Contest after picking the Aztecs to prevail 68-61.

Good job. Contact me via email (pallen@seattletimes.com) or Twitter to claim your prize.

Alright, let’s move on.

Plenty of hoops action on tap so let’s get to it.

TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:

No. 1 Arizona (10-0) at Michigan (6-3), 9 a.m. …………… CBS

Grambling State (0-3) at Arizona State (8-2), 11 a.m. …. Pac-12 Networks

Idaho State (3-3) at Washington (4-4), 1 p.m. ……………. Pac-12 Networks

Fresno State (6-4) at California (7-3), 3 p.m. ……………… Pac-12 Networks

Prairie View A&M (2-7) at UCLA (8-1), 5 p.m. …………… Pac-12 Networks

UC Davis (3-7) at Stanford (6-2), 5 p.m. ……………………. Pac-12 Networks

Illinois (9-1) at No. 15 Oregon (8-0), 6 p.m. ………………. ESPN2

BYU (8-3) at Utah (8-1), 7 p.m. ………………………………… Pac-12 Networks

Picks: Arizona, ASU, California, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon and BYU

Season tally: 66-14

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December 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Scouting report: Idaho State

Tomas Sanchez is Idaho State's leading scorer. (Scott Olmos - USA TODAY Sports)

Tomas Sanchez is Idaho State’s leading scorer. (Scott Olmos – USA TODAY Sports)

Scouting report: Idaho State
Game info: 1 p.m. Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000 capacity).

TV: Pac-12 Networks (Aaron Goldsmith and Ernie Kent)
Radio: 950-AM KJR (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 3-3.
2012-13 record: 6-24 overall, 5-15 (tied 10th in Big Sky).

Stats/schedule: Click here.

Game notes: Idaho State and Washington.

Coach: Bill Evans is 9-27 in his second season with the Bengals. Before joining ISU last season, he spent the previous four seasons as an assistant at Montana. Evans is in his 34th season as a head coach. He had a 183-189 during his tenure at Southern Utah (1992-2007). His overall record is 218-250.

Prediction: The Bengals were picked to finish last in the 11-team Big Sky preseason media poll.

Series: Washington leads 4-0 in a series that began Dec. 8, 1990.

Last meeting: Jon Brockman scored 21 points and collected 11 rebounds to lead the Huskies to an 82-50 win on Dec. 31, 2007. Tim Morris had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Venoy Overton and Justin Dentmon each added 10 points. Washington led 39-25 at halftime and outscored the Bengals 43-25 in the second half.

Previous game: The Bengals lost 74-66 at Utah on Tuesday. ISU led 37-28 at halftime, but was outscored 46-29 in the second half.

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