Huskies Dominate Cougars, 110-63
Dec. 24, 2004
SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Huskies look ready to make a run at the Pac-10 championship.
Bobby Jones scored 22 points to lead five Washington players in double figures in a 110-63 victory over the Houston Cougars on Friday.
Jamaal Williams added 19 points, Tre Simmons and Brandon Roy each scored 16, and Nate Robinson had 11 for the No. 12 Huskies (10-1), who avenged a 15-point loss at Houston last season.
Jones, a starting forward, shot 8-for-9 and also led the Huskies with nine rebounds in 25 minutes. Roy, a junior swingman who is regarded as Washington's top all-around player, played in his second game after undergoing knee surgery.
Washington scored 100 points or more for the third time in four games and won its sixth in a row since losing to No. 13 Gonzaga by 12 points on Dec. 1.
The Huskies beat Sacred Heart 114-53 Wednesday night at home and their 224 points in two games set a school record. It was the second time they had scored 100 points in consecutive games and the first time since December 1971.
The Cougars (8-4) were led by Chris Lawson's career-high 18 points and Andre Owens with 17. The frustrated Cougars were whistled for three technical fouls.
Washington led from wire to wire, scoring the game's first nine points as Houston missed its first seven shots before Ramon Dyer scored on a dunk with 6:53 gone.
The Huskies led 13-7 before going on a 10-0 spurt, including seven points by Jones. Jones started the run with a 3-pointer and ended it by sinking two free throws after Englebert Cherrington was charged with an intentional foul. That gave Washington a 23-7 lead with 8:24 left in the first half.
The Huskies led 48-26 at halftime. Houston never got any closer than 19 points in the second half.
Washington finished second to Stanford in the Pac-10 regular-season race and the conference tournament last season. The Huskies open Pac-10 play against California and Stanford next weekend in Seattle.
AP Sports Writer