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November 5, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Jernard Jarreau, Shawn Kemp Jr., Mike Anderson to start Washington’s exhibition

After nearly a year layoff due to a knee injury, Jernard Jarreau returns to the starting lineup for Thursday’s exhibition opener against Saint Martin’s. He’ll be joined in the front court by forwards Shawn Kemp Jr. and Mike Anderson, a pair of seniors who have been overshadowed at times during their UW careers. Both have…


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October 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Video: Jernard Jarreau at UW media day

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”3831041472001″/] Junior forward Jernard Jarreau, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener last year, still hasn’t been cleared to practice fully. He said the Washington medical staff is being cautious with his rehab. Meanwhile coach Lorenzo Romar anticipates Jarreau will be able to practice without restrictions next week. Romar also believes Jarreau will be…


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June 19, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Jernard Jarreau dishes on rehab

Had a chance to chat with Jernard Jarreau who is recovering from a right knee injury that occurred in the season opener. The 6-10, 220-pound forward will be a redshirt junior next season. He sat out the 2011-12 season and during his first year with the Huskies he averaged 3.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 12.7…


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November 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Jernard Jarreau undergoes surgery today

Washington sophomore forward Jernard Jarreau will undergo surgery today to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. He’s expected to return in 8-10 months. Jarreau will not travel with the Huskies this week to New York for a pair of games in the 2K Sports Classic. MONDAY MORNING LINKS: — A freshman and free throws led Washington to…


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November 13, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Jernard Jarreau is out for the season

Washington sophomore forward Jernard Jarreau will miss the rest of the 2013-14 season after tearing his right ACL in Sunday’s season opener. He’s expected to have surgery in the upcoming weeks, according to UW. It’s a big blow for the Huskies who are without junior forward Desmond Simmons (knee) at least until mid-December. Washington is hoping…


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November 12, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Still waiting on Jernard Jarreau update

Another day and no real news on Jernard Jarreau, who injured his right knee Sunday. The redshirt sophomore forward underwent an MRI Tuesday afternoon and the team is expected to give an update on his status Wednesday. We’re going to have coach Lorenzo Romar in this space for a live chat 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. I’m guessing the…


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November 11, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Jernard Jarreau update; Washington-Long Beach State game time announced

No news of substance to report on redshirt sophomore forward Jernard Jarreau, who injured his right knee in the early minutes of Sunday’s 88-78 season-opening win over Seattle University. He did not return to the game, but was spotted near the UW bench on the sideline walking with crutches. Initially Jarreau was to have an MRI today,…


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November 11, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Huskies lose Jernard Jarreau during 88-78 win over Seattle University

Huskies guard C.J. Wilcox looks to complete a jump pass over Redhawks forward William Powell in the second half. (Lindsey Wasson - Seattle Times)

Huskies guard C.J. Wilcox looks to complete a jump pass over Redhawks forward William Powell in the second half. (Lindsey Wasson – Seattle Times)

Washington should learn Monday just much time redshirt sophomore forward Jernard Jarreau will miss after injuring his right knee in Sunday’s 88-78 season-opening win over Seattle University.

He went down in a heap with 18:25 remaining and didn’t return. It wasn’t pretty. After picking SU’s Isiah Umipig clean in the open court for a steal, Jarreau raced ahead for a layup. With Umipig providing tight defense, Jarreau stumbled as he left the floor. He pounded his fist on the floor and shouted: “It’s broken.”

With reserve center Robert Upshaw and UW trainer Pat Jenkins supporting him, Jarreau limped off the court.

During the postgame interview, coach Lorenzo Romar offered little in terms of a timetable on Jarreau’s return or how the Huskies will proceed before Thursday’s game against UC-Irvine presumably without the 6-10 power forward.

Senior forward Perris Blackwell, who missed the season opener due to a concussion suffered in last Wednesday’s exhibition, is expected to return. But it remains to be seen if UW pairs him with Shawn Kemp Jr., who started Sunday, or if Romar uses a four-guard lineup that included Mike Anderson.

Keep in mind, the Huskies are also missing junior forward Desmond Simmons (knee), who isn’t expected to return until mid-December at the earliest.

I asked Romar about the front court depth and he said: “You asked me when Desmond got hurt if we were thin in the rotation. I said if no one gets hurt. Well, now we’re slim up there. But if our guys can go compete and scrap like we did tonight, then we’ll be able to get through it.”

Considering the injuries, Romar said Sunday’s win was “one of the more special wins for me as head coach since I’ve been here.”

Seattle University coach Cameron Dollar made several fascinating in-game decisions such as frequently switching between a 3-2 zone and man-to-man defense, which confused the Huskies midway in the first half.

However, Romar made the most important coaching move weeks ago when he made referees a fixture at practice. The Huskies did a much better job adapting to how officials will call games this season. While the Redhawks committed 29 fouls that pushed Dollar into a running dialogue with the referees, Romar remained mostly silent and UW enjoyed a huge free throw disparity.

The Huskies converted 33 of 41 free throws and the Redhawks were 11 of 19 at the line. Washington scored 46 points in the second half and 24 came at the charity stripe.

Otherwise, the game was statistical standstill. Washington had more assists (14-9), but SU did a better job on the glass (41-37 rebounds). The Huskies led 14-7 in fast break points, but the Redhawks led 19-11 in second-chance points. UW forced more turnovers (13-9) and led 18-12 in points off of turnovers, but SU dominated 44-30 in points in the paint.

The Redhawks also shot better from the field (44.8 percent to 41.0) and on three-pointers (33.3 to 25.0).

The difference in the outcome – free throws and the Huskies ability to withstand the loss of two starters.

“What makes this one special is we were out there many times and were playing just on scrap, sheer will and determination,” Romar said. “Those are the wins that you love.”

Here’s the box score.



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