Simmons Career Night Helps Guide Huskies Past San Diego State

Dec. 7, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash.- Tre Simmons helped guide the Huskies past San Diego State on Tuesday night by tying his career high with 5 three-pointers. Simmons shot 5-7 from downtown, finishing with a career high 23 points. Nate Robinson lead all scorers with 24 points, while other high scorers included Jamal Williams with 13 points and Bobby Jones with 10.

'I told Will (Conroy) before the game that I was feeling good,' said Simmons 'I guess that I was just in the zone, because I felt good out there.'

As a team, Washington shot 51-percent from the field, out-shooting San Diego State's 42 percent. The Huskies also out-shot their opponents from the three point line, shooting 41-percent (9-22) while the Aztecs shot 31-percent from downtown (4-13).

'We have some good shooters on this team, so when you leave us open we are going to make our shots and I think that our offense evolves around that.' says Simmons.

With the win, the Huskies move to 6-1 on the season, equaling their best start since the 1997-98 season, the year the Huskies went to the sweet sixteen.

'Hopefully that is an indicator of things to come,' says Simmons. 'Our goal is to make it to a national championship.'

The Huskies now head to Loyola Marymount (12/12) for a game that is scheduled for 12:30 PM PT.

'We just have to play the same game that we played tonight when we go out to play Loyola Marymount,' said Simmons. 'If we play hard and play together, then we are going to be tough to beat.'

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