UW Men Rout Westmont in Exhibition Basketball Tilt

Nov. 10, 2004

SEATTLE - Washington outscored Westmont College 49-23 in the second half of its exhibition game Tuesday to blow out the Warriors 92-52 in front of approximately 3,300 at Bank of America Arena. Junior Brandon Roy (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS) led all scorers with 22 points on 10-12 shooting from the floor.

Washington will not play another exhibition game and begin their non-conference schedule next Friday (Nov. 19) when Seattle Pacific comes to Bank of America Arena. The Huskies will then travel to Alaska for the Great Alaska Shootout that begins on November 25.

Taking a 43-29 lead into halftime, the Huskies came out hot in the second half, holding Westmont to just three points over the first 13:18 of the half while scoring 25 points of their own. Leading the charge was Roy who poured in 10 points during the Husky run.

On the night, the Huskies outshot the Warriors 72-40 and finished the night shooting 51.4 percent from the floor as well as hitting on 7-15 from behind the three-point stripe. Westmont, an NAIA school from Santa Barbara, Calif., made 52.5 percent of its field goals in the game.

Washington's high-pressure defense proved to be frustrating for the Warriors who committed 30 turnovers, 12 due to Husky steals. Capitalizing on the miscues, Washington scoring 40 points off turnovers.

Three other Huskies joined Roy in scoring double-digit points. Nate Robinson (Seattle, Wash./Rainier Beach HS) scored 15, Mike Jensen (Kent, Wash./Kentlake HS) scored 11, and freshman Joel Smith (Lompoc, Calif, Lompoc HS) scored 10 points in his first game as a Husky.

With 9:13 left in the first half, the score was tied at 22-22, but the Huskies finished the half on a 21-7 run, which carried over into the second half.

Pacing the Warriors in scoring and rebounding was Nick Debban who scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds on the night.

Senior Will Conroy (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS) dished out seven assists to lead the Huskies while Robinson and Roy led Washington in rebounds with six.

A solid contribution also came from sophomore Brandon Burmeister (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island HS) who added seven points on 3-7 shooting as well as pulling down four rebounds and dishing three assists.