Huskies Seek School-Record 26th Straight Home Win

Nov. 17, 2005

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American University vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Bank of America Arena (10,000)/Seattle, Wash.
Husky Sports Radio Network / KJR (AM 950) in Puget Sound area

Idaho vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Bank of America Arena (10,000)/Seattle, Wash.
Husky Sports Radio Network / KJR (AM 950) in Puget Sound area

The Washington Huskies (3-0) seek their school-record 26th consecutive home victory when they host American University (0-0), Saturday, Nov. 19 at Bank of America Arena. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. for the game that will be broadcast live on the Husky Sports Radio Network. The Huskies are in the midst of a seven-game homestand. They won their first three contests to claim the BCA Classic championship and extend their winning streak to 25 games. That tied the record of 25 home wins established 75 years ago, from Jan. 18, 1930 and Mar. 6, 1931. Washington's last home loss came Jan. 10, 2004 against UCLA.

Longest UW Home Winning Streaks
25 Games: Jan. 18, 1930 - Mar. 6, 1931
25 Games: Jan. 29, 2004 - present
23 games: Mar. 6, 1920 - Feb. 3, 1922
23 games: Jan. 9, 1932 - Jan. 14, 1933
23 games: Mar. 3, 1950 - Dec. 29, 1951
23 games: Jan. 5, 1952 - Mar. 7, 1953

Longest Current NCAA Home Win Streaks
School, Wins, Next Home Date
Gonzaga, 25, Nov. 18
Washington, 25, Nov. 19
Southern Illinois, 24, Nov. 18
Illinois, 21, Nov. 18

Home Sweet Home
The Huskies play all of their home games on campus in 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 794 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 25-game home winning streak, including a perfect 15-0 home record in 2005.

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. The current stretch of seven straight home games marks Washington's 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.

Tourney Tidbits
Washington is the reigning champion in three tournaments after capturing the BCA Classic trophy Tuesday with an 85-74 victory over Air Force. UW won the Great Alaska Shootout championship game on Nov. 27, 2004 and captured its first Pac-10 Tournament title on Mar. 12, 2005. The Huskies remain the champion of all three events until the Shootout crowns a new champion Nov. 26.

Washington's All-Time Tournament Championships
2005 BCA Classic (Seattle, Wash.)
2005 Pac-10 Tournament (Los Angeles, Calif.)
2004 Great Alaska Shootout (Anchorage, Ak.)
1998 Big Island Invitational (Hilo, Hi.)
1995 US West Tournament (Seattle, Wash.)
1994 US West Tournament (Seattle, Wash.)
1984 Sun-Met Classic (Fresno, Calif.)
1979 Blade-Glass City Classic (Toledo, Ohio)
1976 Cabrillo Classic (San Diego, Calif.)
1975 Far West Classic (Portland, Ore.)
1974 Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Ks.)
1973 Far West Classic (Portland, Ore.)

The American Series
> Saturday marks the first ever meeting between Washington and American University, a member of the Patriot League from Washington, D.C.

There are eight former NBA coaches currently coaching NCAA Division I teams and Washington has already played two of them this season, Butch Beard of Morgan State (New Jersey Nets) and Jeff Bzdelik of Air Force (Denver Nuggets). Later this season, the Huskies meet a third former NBA mentor in Tim Floyd of USC (Chicago Bulls) ... The Huskies won their first three games of the season for the third straight year. Last season, UW won its opening four games and 13 of the first 14 ... The Huskies forced 36 Morgan State turnovers 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, the largest since Dec. of 1947.

Highest Scoring UW Teams After 3 Games
2005-06 -- 290 points (96.7)
1969-70 -- 279 points (93.0)
1967-68 -- 275 points (91.7)
2003-04 -- 268 points (89.3)

Highest Scoring UW Teams After 4 Games
1969-70 -- 369 points (92.3)
1974-75 -- 360 points (90.0)
1980-81 -- 360 points (90.0)
1988-89 -- 360 points (90.0)

Fabulous Frosh
One of the most highly acclaimed recruits in school history lived up to his billing as he was named the MVP of the BCA Classic on Nov. 15. Freshman Jon Brockman (Snohomish, Wash.) registered a double-double against Morgan State (Nov. 13) in his collegiate debut with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He had another double-double on Nov. 15 against Air Force with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Brockman was the tournament's top rebounder, leading UW in all three games with an average of 9.3 boards. He was a 2005 McDonald's All-American and the top Best in the West vote-getter who turned down Duke to sign with Washington.

Poll Patter
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.

Remarkable Roy
Senior Brandon Roy is an all-around talent who was voted to the BCA Classic All-Tournament team (Nov. 15). He is averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. Roy 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.

Year Four
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.

The Last Game
UW 85, Air Force 74, BCA Championship (Nov. 15, 2005; Seattle)

Freshman Jon Brockman scored six of his 21 points in the opening four minutes of the second half when Washington took the lead for good to win the BCA Classic championship with an 85-74 victory over Air Force at Bank of America Arena. Brockman grabbed 10 rebounds to posted his second double-double and garner tournament MVP honors. Brandon Roy tallied 27 points and had 10 rebounds to lead a 39-17 domination on the boards for Washington (3-0). The Falcons (2-1) led by as many as nine points in the first half before settling on a 46-40 halftime advantage. Brockman scored on a layup to start the second half and ignite a 12-3 run that gave UW the lead for good at 52-49 with 15:31 left to play. Justin Dentmon and Joel Smith each scored 12 points for the Huskies who tied the school record with their 25th consecutive home victory. Jacob Burtschi paced Air Force, netting 13 of his 20 points in the first half. Matt McCraw added 17 points and Antoine Hood 15 for the Falcons who defeated Miami in the semifinal game.

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