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February 22, 2011Matchup: Washington Huskies (18-8) vs. Seattle University Redhawks (10-16)
Tip: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m.., KeyArena, Seattle
TV, radio: FSN Northwest will televise the game with Tom Glasgow and Lenny Wilkens. It also can be heard on radio on ESPN 710-AM with Dave Grosby and Gary Hill Jr.
Coaches: Lorenzo Romar, Washington (ninth year); Cameron Dollar (second year). Dollar was Romar's assistant coach at Washington for seven seasons before taking the Seattle University job. The Redhawks were 17-14 in Dollar's first season.
Series: Washington leads the all-time series, 21-4. The series was dormant for 29 years before it started again in March of 2009. The Huskies defeated the Redhawks, 123-76, last season, and Romar is 2-0 against Seattle University.
Tickets: Strong ticket sales for this game has caused KeyArena officials to open up 5,000 seats in the upper bowl. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, at local Fred Meyer locations or at the KeyArena box office.
About the Huskies: Despite the close relationship between Romar and Dollar, Washington will be in anything but a friendly mood coming off an 87-86 loss to Arizona that dashed any Pac-10 regular season title hopes. Washington would like to win its final four games to strengthen its position for an at-large NCAA Tournament berth should the Huskies not earn the automatic entry that comes with winning the Pac-10 Tournament title next month. Matthew Bryan-Amaning is coming off a big performance against Arizona when he had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks.
About the Redhawks: Could anything be more sweet for Seattle University than a breakthrough performance against the crosstown Huskies? Playing a strong game against the Huskies could help make up for a tough season. Seattle University is 17-7 at KeyArena since returning to Seattle Center on Jan. 1, 2009, including 6-4 this season. The Redhawks' starting lineup features three players from the state of Washington, including forward Aaron Broussard, who leads the team with an average 15 points and eight rebounds per game. Broussard played at Federal Way High School.
Projected Starters for Washington:
G Isaiah Thomas 5-9 185 Jr. Tacoma, Wash. 16.6 ppg, 5.9 apg
G Venoy Overton* 6-0 185 Sr. Seattle, Wash. 5.7 ppg, 3.6 apg
C Aziz N'Diaye 7-0 260 So. Dakar, Senegal 4.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg
F Justin Holiday 6-6 185 Sr. Chatsworth, Calif. 12.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg
F Matthew Bryan-Amaning 6-9 240 Sr. London, England 16.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg
Projected Starters for Seattle University
G Garrett Lever 6-0 180 Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. 3.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg
G Sterling Carter 6-0 200 Fr. Seattle, Wash. 13.4 ppg, 2.1 apg
F Aaron Broussard/db] 6-5 205 Jr. Federal Way, Wash. 15.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg
F [db]Gavin Gilmore 6-8 220 Jr. Pasco, Wash. 2.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg
F Alex Jones 6-8 215 Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. 11.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg
UDubSports.com pick: Washington, 105-73.
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