The 11-point margin of victory matches closest game for a No. 1 seed in Tournament action since North Carolina defeated Fairfield 82-74 in 1997 (Kansas over Holy Cross 70-59 in 2002).
14th time in 81 games that a No. 16 seed has played the top seed to a game 11 points or closer...No. 16 seeds are 0-81.
77 points scored by Montana are the most by a No. 16 seed since North Carolina A&T tallied 79 against eventual national champion Arkansas in 1994.
Washington opened the game 7-for-7 from the floor and had an 18-6 lead before missing its second shot...Montana started 1-for-10 from the floor, 0-for-2 at free throw line.
Washington led by 19-points (27-8) at the 11:53 mark...Montana responded with a 15-5 over the next 6:37 run to cut the deficit to 32-23 with 5:16 remaining in the first half...Montana made 7-of-10 shots from the floor during the rally...Washington was 2-for-11.
10th time this season Washington has had five or more players score in double figures.
Washington snapped three-game losing streak to Montana.
Prior to the game, Washington announced that head coach Lorenzo Romar agreed to a new 8-year contract...Romar is 57-34 in three seasons with the Huskies...his 57 wins tie him with John Grayson (1960-63) for sixth on the all-time Washington list.
With 28 wins on the season, the Huskies matched the win total from 1953 (28-3), when Washington made its only Final Four appearance...UW will attempt to tie the school record of 29 wins set in 1938 when it faces Pacific, Saturday.
Montana trailed by 17 points at halftime, matching the largest deficit the Grizzlies faced this season (at San Francisco, Dec. 20).
Montana did not score until the 16:50 mark of the first half...the Huskies have made a habit of holding teams off the scoreboard for lengthy periods this year, holding five other opponents scoreless for more than three minutes.
Washington improved to 7-0 in games played on a neutral floor this year...previous neutral floor victories for the Huskies include Utah, Oklahoma and Alabama at the Great Alaska Shootout and Arizona State, Stanford and Arizona at the Pac-10 Tournament.
Montana opened second half on a 9-2 run.
Montana's Kamarr Davis tied his season high with 11 rebounds and added 24 points for his third double-double of the season.