Here we go with the rivalry game that was twenty-nine years in the making. UW needs to come out and establish dominance in this one or else the scrappy Redhawks are going to stick around.
You guys may have noticed that I added a "Twitter Widget" to the blog on the right hand column. Coug Center has one and we can't put up with being out teched by those guys.
Now that it is on there I can send mobile messages to the blog if I want. Not sure if it is of much benefit but if you happen to be a "Twitterphile" maybe you can give me some ideas on how to use it effectively.
Washington 42 Seattle U 19 at the Half
Great first half for the Huskies but Quincy Pondexter has been taken to the locker room with a shoulder injury. Venoy Overton tossed an alley-oop to Quincy Pondexter who leaped high for a tip-in layup, but fell over SU's Chris Gweth on his way down and landed awkwardly on his shoulder. Pondexter remained on the floor for several minutes before being helped off. Hopefully he is going to be OK or it could be a huge loss for Washington and could dampen their tournament hopes.
The key to the game so far has been the pressure defense of the Washington guards. They are just smothering SU with pressure defense. SU isn't helping themselves by shooting only 20% from the floor.
Look for Joe Wolfinger, Artem Wallace and Scott Suggs to see a lot of time in the second half if Romar is smart. No reason to risk further injury to the regulars. We should have word on Pondexter's condition by the start of the second half.
Washington 87 Seattle U 60
Quincy Pondexter returned to start the second half with bruised ribs. He is going to be sore but should be fine. Washington came out and ran the lead up to over 30 points before calling of the Dawgs for the last ten minutes of the game.
Washington is definitely ready to play Washington State on Saturday and if they approach this game with the same intensity they should be able to win their first outright Pac Ten championship since 1953.
Seattle U was outclassed on both ends of the court tonight. The Redhawks were outmanned in this one but with a 19-8 record in their first season of division one play they have nothing to be ashamed about.