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Husky Basketball team falls to Portland

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The Husky basketball team was upset on the road at Portland tonight. Jon Brockman had a great game but Washington was unable to free up Isaiah Thomas. "IT" simply looked like a normal frosh out there this evening going up against Portland's experienced guards. He was in foul trouble most of the second half and fouled at with a little over three minutes left.

Quincey Pondexter disapeared tonight putting up a goose egg on the scoreboard. After all the pre season hype Washington looked a lot like they did last year when they had to depend solely on Brockman. Uw needs to hit from the outside if they are going to be taken seriously this year.

Robin Smeulders scored 20 points to lead Portland to the surprising 80-74 victory over Washington in the season opener for both teams. Portland's win spoiled a big game for Washington's Jon Brockman, who scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds after a slow start.

Nik Raivio finished the game with 19 points for Portland, but 13 of those came in the first half. The Huskies had just three players in double figures, including 15 by Justin Dentmon. Washington hurt its chances by hitting just three of 16 3-point shots.