Huskies Play UW-Green Bay in BCA Classic Semifinal
Nov. 14, 2005
2005 Black Coaches Association Classic Schedule
Bank of America Arena/Seattle, Wash.
Sunday, Nov. 13 - Tuesday, Nov. 15
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Game 5 - Northern Arizona vs. Texas-Arlington, 12 pm
Game 6 - Morgan State vs. UNC Greensboro, 2 pm
Game 7 - WASHINGTON vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay, 6 pm
Game 8 - Air Force vs. Miami, 8 pm
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Game 9 - Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 12 pm
Game 10 - Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 2 pm
Game 11 - Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 6 pm
Game 12 - Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 8pm
Pacific Times are listed
The Washington Huskies (1-0) continue hosting the season-opening, three-day Black Coaches Association (BCA) Classic at Bank of America Arena. Washington has a semifinal matchup with Wisconsin-Green Bay (1-0), Monday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. This is the Huskies' first meeting with the Phoenix of the Horizon League. The winner has a championship date, Tuesday at 8 p.m. against the victor of the Air Force-Miami clash.
The Huskies forced 36 Morgan State turnovers Sunday with a school-record 23 steals. UW's previous standard of 21 steals was set Dec. 22, 2004 against Sacred Heart. The 36 Bear miscues were the most ever created by the Huskies as Houston previously had the most turnovers with 34 ... Washington scored 118 points against Morgan State, the second-highest total in school history. The school-record of 130 points was established Dec. 1, 1992 in a 130-67 win over Chico State in Seattle ... Sunday's 67-point differential was the fourth-largest margin of victory ever for a Husky men's basketball team and the largest win since December of 1947.
All-session passes for the BCA Classic include admission to every game. Great seats are currently available for this event that is not included in the Husky season-ticket packages. Tickets can be purchased from the Husky Ticket Office on-line (www.gohuskies.com) or by telephone (206-543-2200). Individual session tickets are $25 for each two-game evening session and $10 for each two-game afternoon session.
This is the first tournament Washington has hosted since conducting the US West Cellular Tournament four straight years from 1992-95 ... The Huskies won their most recent regular-season tournament, capturing last year's Great Alaska Shootout title.
This is Washington's fourth season under Coach Lorenzo Romar, a two-year letterman point guard for the Huskies from 1978-80. Romar was hired April 3, 2002 as the school's first African-American basketball coach. He served three-year head coaching stints at Pepperdine (1997-99) and Saint Louis (2000-02) before returning to UW. Romar was honored in 2005 as the Pac-10 Conference and BCA National Coach of the Year.
Home Heavy Schedule
The Huskies play 19 of their 29 regular-season games at Bank of America Arena where they posted a perfect 15-0 record in 2005. Washington's 23-game home winning streak is the nation's fourth longest active mark. The three BCA dates start a stretch of seven straight home games for UW, its longest season-opening homestand since 1945. The Huskies venture away from Seattle only once during non-conference play. They meet New Mexico as part of a Wooden Classic doubleheader on Dec. 10 in Anaheim, Calif.
Home Sweet Home
The Huskies play all of their home games in recently renovated Bank of America Arena at Edmundson Pavilion. The pavilion underwent a 19-month renovation from March of 1999 to November of 2000. The interior was completely redesigned while the building's exterior went unchanged. Despite an increased seating capacity from 7,900 to approximately 10,000, the arena features a more intimate, basketball-only configuration. The Huskies have won 792 games in the Pavilion since it opened on Dec. 27, 1927, more victories than any other school in its current arena. They have an active 22-game home winning streak, including a perfect 15-0 home record in 2005. UW's last home loss came Jan. 10, 2004 against UCLA.
One of the most highly acclaimed recruits in school history lived up to his billing Sunday in his collegiate debut. Freshman Jon Brockman (Snohomish, Wash.) registered a double-double against Morgan State with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He was a 2005 McDonald's All-American who turned down Duke to sign with Washington.
After being ranked from wire-to-wire last season, the Huskies were not listed in the preseason Associated Press or ESPN/USA Today rankings. Washington received numerous votes in both polls, equivalent to No. 26 A.P. and No. 28 ESPN listings. UW finished the 2005 season ranked No. 8 in the final AP poll and No. 9 by ESPN/USA Today. Four opponents on the UW schedule are ranked by the AP Top-25, including Gonzaga (8), Arizona (10), Stanford (13) and UCLA (19). California also received votes.
Wooden Award Candidate
Washington senior Brandon Roy was selected to the preseason list of candidates for the 2006 John R. Wooden All-America Team. A national poll was conducted to choose the top 50 candidates who will be evaluated and considered for the mid-season top 30 list, the 10-man All-America Team and the Wooden Award that honors the nation's best player.
Senior Brandon Roy is an all-around talent who was named to the National Basketball Writer's Association all-district team in 2004 and is one of 50 players selected to the preseason Wooden Award watch list this season. He was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 pick in both 2004 and 2005. Roy ranked third among Pac-10 players in field goal percentage (56.4%), 18th in scoring (12.7) and 18th in rebounding (5.0) last season. He posted a pair of double-doubles with 20 points and 13 rebounds against UCLA (Feb. 5) and 18 points and 10 rebounds at Oregon (Feb. 10). He has three career double-doubles. Roy paced the Huskies with a 15.3-point average during their three-game NCAA Tournament run. He led all scorers with 23 points in UW's 2005 season opener against Seattle Pacific (Nov. 19) and scored 25 points in the win over Utah (Nov. 25) before being sidelined with an injury. Roy led the 2004 Huskies in rebounds (5.3 rpg) and was second in scoring (12.9 ppg). His career-high of 30 points came Feb. 7, 2004 at UCLA. At Houston on Dec. 20 Roy became the first player in UW history to lead the team in the five major statistics during a single game. Roy amassed 19 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. Roy applied for the 2002 NBA Draft out of high school, but did not attend any pre-draft camps and withdrew his application prior to the draft.
The Last Game
UW 118, Morgan State 51 (Nov. 13, 2005; Seattle)
Jon Brockman registered a double-double in his collegiate debut, helping Washington open the season with a 118-51 triumph over Morgan State in the first round of the BCA Classic at Bank of America Arena. Brockman amassed 10 rebounds and tallied 17 points as one of seven UW (1-0) double-figure scorers. The 118-point total was the second-highest in school history, trailing only the school record of 130 set on Dec. 1, 1992 against Chico State. The 67-point victory margin was the No. 4 mark for a UW team, the largest since 1947. Brockman also made four steals, one of three Huskies to do so en route to a school-record team total of 23. The Bears (0-1) had 36 turnovers, a high for a UW opponent. Bobby Jones scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the first half, including six inside the opening two minutes as UW raced to an 11-0 lead. The margin was 61-19 at halftime. Jamaal Williams (14), Brandon Roy (13), Brandon Burmeister (12), and Joel Smith (11) also posted double-figures. Timothy Mathis led Morgan State with 10 points.
The 2005 Huskies had one of the finest years in their history, finishing with a record of 29-6 to tie the 1938 squad for most wins in a season. Washington began the season by winning the Great Alaska Shootout and finished it as champions of the Pac-10 Tournament. UW was selected as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament for the first time ever and advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling to Louisville. Lorenzo Romar was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year and the Black Coaches Association National Coach of the Year. Nate Robinson and Tre Simmons were honored as All-Pac-10 first team picks, marking the first time since 1987 that UW had two all-conference selections.
Despite the departure of three starters from a Sweet 16 squad, the cupboard is far from bare for the Huskies. Leading the returners are senior captains Brandon Roy and Bobby Jones. A national honors candidate, Roy garnered honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors last year after averaging 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He led the Huskies with an average of 15.3 points per game in the NCAA Tournament. The senior swingman is one of the 50 players named to the preseason Wooden Award watch list. Jones ranked 10th in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (51.0) and he also was 31-of-61 from 3-point range. He spent the summer playing with the gold medal U.S. National Team at the World University Games. Three-year starter Mike Jensen will miss the beginning of the season as he recovers from arthroscopic shoulder surgery. His absence will allow prep standout Jon Brockman to compete for a starting spot immediately. The 6-foot-8 Snohomish HS grad was ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Best of the West poll and No. 15 overall by TheInsiders.com. At point guard, the Huskies will rely upon a pair of newcomers. Ryan Appleby, a sophomore transfer from Florida, and freshman Justin Dentmon will battle for the starting spot while both are expected to play meaningful minutes. Joining those two in the backcourt will be sophomore Joel Smith who was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 Freshman team honoree last season and freshman Harvey Perry. Senior walk-on Brandon Burmeister should also find time in the guard rotation. Senior Jamaal Williams is a likely front-court starter as he has an uncanny knack for scoring in the paint.
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