Washington Downs Arizona on Senior Day in Seattle.
Feb. 26, 2005
SEATTLE, Wash.- On the final home game of the season, the Husky seniors stepped up their game one last time in front of another sold out crowd at Bank of America Arena to beat ninth ranked Arizona 93-85. Washington moves to 23-4 on the season and 13-3 in Pac-10 games, while Arizona falls to 24-5 on the season and 14-3 in Pac-10 competition. With the win, the Huskies finish the season undefeated at home (15-0) and move into a tie for first place in the Pac-10 with two games left to play.
Senior Tre Simmons led all Huskies in scoring with 24 points, while also racking up four steals, three rebounds and two assists. Simmons opened the game by scoring three straight three-point baskets for Washington on route to putting up 11 points in the first half. It was the same story in the beginning of the second half as Simmons would hit his first two threes and score 10 of the Huskies first 16 points. He finished the game shooting nine-of-14 from the field, including five-of-10 from downtown.
'Do you know how hard it is for me to hold back and not do what a lot of coaches do and just tell you how great of a player Tre Simmons is,' said Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar. 'He just doesn't get the noteriety. But when you look at what we've done this year and what he has done, he has had a phenomenal season. He just keeps doing things for us.'
Will Conroy capped off his last home game as a senior by scoring nine points to go along with his five rebounds and four assists. Senior Hakeem Rollins also put in a strong 20 minutes of play by producing six rebounds, three assists, two points and two steals. Other strong performances for Washington included Nate Robinson, who scored 22 points, Bobby Jones with 13 and Brandon Roy with 10.
The Huskies hit the road for their final two games of the season as they head to California (3/3) and Stanford (3/5) in an effort to try and hold the top spot in the Pac-10 standings.
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