Post Game Notes

March 17, 2005

  • 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.
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