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April 17, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Jordan Adams stays, Byron Wesley leaves

The revolving door in the Pac-12 continues to spin. At UCLA, the Bruins announced sophomore guard Jordan Adams will return next season while USC will lose junior guard Byron Wesley who is transferring. In a statement released by UCLA, Adams said: “I’ve had so much fun playing here at UCLA, and I’m really excited about the…

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March 8, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Video: Lorenzo Romar after UW’s 82-75 win over USC

Here’s video of the postgame interview with coach Lorenzo Romar following Washington’s 82-75 win over USC. And here’s a few quotes from Romar. Opening Comments: “It’s good to get one on Senior Day. A couple of times we haven’t been able to, so it’s good to do that. … Perris (Blackwell) has only been here…

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March 8, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Guess the UW Score contest: USC

And down the stretch they come … Good prediction by dawgiedaddy who won Thursday’s Guess the UW Score contest. He wrote: “As for the game, really major deficits in athleticism and size to overcome. Dawgs should give it a supreme effort though. 82-80 UCLA.” Washington lost 91-82. Good job. Please contact me via email (pallen@seattletimes.com) or Twitter to…

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March 8, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Scouting report: USC

Scouting report: USC Game info: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10, 000 capacity) TV: Pac-12 Networks (Brian Webber and Ernie Kent) Radio: KJR 950 AM (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton) Record: 10-19, 1-15 Pac-12 (12th) Stats/schedule: Click here Game notes: USC and Washington Coach: Andy Enfield is 10-19 in his first year with USC. He replaced Bob Cantu…

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March 7, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Huskies move into sixth-place Pac-12 tie

AP Photo - Elaine Thompson

AP Photo – Elaine Thompson

Big win for Washington.

After their 65-57 win over USC, the Huskies moved two spots into a sixth-place tie with Arizona State and USC in the Pac-12 standings. Washington currently wins the tie-breaker and if nothing changes, it would be the No. 6 seed against No. 11 Utah in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament next Wednesday. The winner plays No. 3 California in the quarterfinals and possible No. 2 UCLA in the semifinals.

By all accounts, that’s a favorable draw.

However, it’s still possible for the Huskies to get the No. 5 seed, which at the moment would mean a first-round date against No. 12 Washington State and a possible second-round meeting with No. 4 Arizona. No. 1 seed Oregon is also on this side of the bracket.

It’s never a good idea to play your rival in the tourney, while Arizona and Oregon have both swept the Huskies this season.

If if you injected coach Lorenzo Romar with truth serum, he’d probably say he hopes nothing changes in the standings over the final two days of conference play. No. 6 Colorado won four games in four days to claim the inaugural Pac-12 title last year so maybe the sixth seed is lucky.

Trouble is, the standings are likely to change. WSU could move up to 10. UW could fall back to eight. And you can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out all of the possible seeding scenarios.

One thing is certain, Washington has the longest current winning streak in the Pac-12. Strange but true. The Huskies have won three in a row and four of the past five games.

A win Saturday would cap a regular season when Washington began Pac-12 play with four straight wins and finished with four straight wins. That’s nuts.

Tonight’s game was a little zany if only for the unlikely heroes and strange set of circumstances that led to the win.

Jernard Jarreau (above far right), who didn’t play the last time these teams met, came off the bench and scored a career-high 12 points.

Andrew Andrews collected a career-high eight rebounds, including five on the offensive glass.

And Scott Suggs stayed in the zone and tallied 18 points, which gives him 57 in the past three games.

The Huskies made just 1 of their first six free throws before converting the last 16 in a row.

And they dominated the glass, outrebounding USC 48-29.

“I just think we played with energy,” Romar said. “A lot of good things happen as a byproduct of the foundation of playing with energy. You go out and play with energy and all of a sudden you get the loose balls, you get the rebounds. You’re just more dialed in and that may have been the case for us.”

It looks as if Washington has regained its winning ways after an eight game stretch where it was 1-7.

“We’re just trying to play consistent,” Andrews said. “We don’t look at streaks, we just take the games as they come and try our best to go out there and play hard. We don’t pay too much attention to how many games me lose in a row or how many games me win in a row; we treat each game as an individual game. We’re just trying to play as hard as we can.”

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March 6, 2013 at 11:24 PM

USC postgame quotes after UW’s win

Here’s postgame comments from the USC Trojans after Washington’s 65-57 win Wednesday. COACH BOB CANTU: (On the game) “The biggest thing was we got out-rebounded 48-29. There were a lot of long rebounds and they did a great job getting the basketball, which gave them extra possession. We held them at 36% from the field, but we…

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March 6, 2013 at 7:28 PM

USC live game thread

IT’S OVER — UW 65-57.

NO, NO … YES — Andrews drilled a three-pointer that didn’t look like a good shot when it left his hands. UW 61-51, 1:17.

STILL ANYONE’S GAME — JJ received a big ovation as he left the court. He has a career-high 12 points. UW 54-48, 3:13.

GLASS WORK — The Huskies lead the rebounding battle 41-25. UW 43-41, 7:58.

JJ SHINES — Jarreau has six points and he’s playing nice defense. UW 37-37, 13:19.

MISSED CALL — Romar storms up and down the court after refs miss an obvious kick from Terrell. USC 35-33, 16:05.

SECOND HALF — Same starters for both teams.

HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Despite the score, that was a pretty good half for the Huskies. They  didn’t play their best, but they’re tied at the break. Not bad. If Washington can get control of Terrell, it would have an easier time in the second half. He’s got 12 points and he’s the only one that’s really been a threat.

In the previous game, Washington received 26 points from Wilcox and Suggs. Tonight, the Huskies have spread the points between eight players. No one has more than Suggs’ 7. Wilcox had five. Simmons and Jarreau each have four.

The Huskies need to do a better job at the free throw line where they are 0 for 4. USC is 7 for 8. Can’t have that kind of disparity, especially at home. Washington has done a fantastic job on the glass. It leads 23-16 in rebounds.

It’s vital UW continues to harass Fontan to disrupt USC’s offense and force Terrell to play a 1-on-1 on the perimeter.

Fontan is clearly bothered by the hand injury. He’s just not effective offensively.

HALFTIME STATS — Click here.

HALFTIME — UW 28-28.

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