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February 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Quick look back at UW win versus WSU

BarlowCrowdShot.jpgHad the chance to glance over some attendance stats Monday morning. Turns out Sunday’s showing for Washington’s 34th consecutive win against cross-state rival Washington State is actually a dip in attendance for the game.
UW drew 3,961 fans for the scrappy but thrilling 60-56 win at Edmundson Pavilion. In the past two years the reported count has been over 5,000. Last year it was 5,295 for a 64-52 Washington win in January and in 2010, it was 5,510 for a 70-54 pounding in February.
Since WSU coach June Daugherty was the former UW coach, I wondered if there was a spike in interest due to her being on the other side. The winning against WSU started in 1995 under the legendary Chris Gobrecht, but a “streak” has to be three games or more. Daugherty got that rolling in 1996 before being fired in 2007.
She’s now 0-10 against her former school and attendance — like the streak — has little to do with her. The UW-WSU matchup is a comparable draw to the Stanford-UW games at Hec Ed, always drawing a reported 3,000-plus fans through the years.
Here’s a round up of the stories from Sunday’s game. I wrote about Regina Rogers playing through a virus to help collect the win. Scott Johnson of The Everett Herald took the some-things-never-change approach while Tim Booth of The Associated Press discussed the streak and the Huskies moving closer to an overall winning record.
*PHOTO CREDIT: UW senior F Charmaine Barlow drives on WSU senior F Jazmine Perkins by Courtney Blethen Riffkin of The Seattle Times.

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