BY Seth Kolloen 07:45AM 01/11/2011

January 11, 2011: SPD investigating Husky hoopster

A Washington basketball player accused of sexual assault. What we know, what we don’t

A member of the University of Washington basketball team is under investigation for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl. If you recall the Duke lacrosse case, you recall the importance of maintaining adherence to the principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” On the other hand, if you recall the 2000 Huskies, you recall…yeah.

We don’t know the name of the player involved. And the only information we have on the alleged assault is what the 16-year-old told police. (Here’s a .pdf via KIRO-TV, heavily redacted and definitely R-rated.) So it seems a little early to speculate.

What they’re saying…

“The department of intercollegiate athletics has learned of a police investigation based on allegations surrounding a current UW student-athlete. At this time, the university does not have comment on the matter.” — University of Washington

Seahawks…

Field Gulls’ John Morgan takes a look at the drive that saved the Seahawks, that efficient march down the field after falling behind 10-0.

If you want to watch the Saints game again, or record it as “do-not-delete” on your DVR, NFL Network is showing it at 5 p.m. today.

Both Lofa Tatupu (head) and Ben Obomanu (shoulder) are likely to play Sunday.

Blogger Johnny Peel names his top 10 Matt Hasselbeck performances, and puts the Saints game at #1.

Here’s the Seahawks’ schedule for the upcoming week. They leave for Chicago at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

In other news…

The Mariners added another player in their second base competition, signing 35-year-old Adam Kennedy to a minor league contract.

The mayor’s office may soon be getting that promised call about an NBA team being available. The Sacramento Kings’ owners are considering moving the team.

UW’s Isaiah Thomas is Pac-10 Player of the Week. I was surprised to learn it’s the first time he’s gotten that award.

Two much-hyped future Washington athletes face each other tonight in high school hoops. Hoops star Tony Wroten’s Garfield Bulldogs host Skyline, the school of football star Kasen Williams. Williams also plays hoops for Skyline, though he missed the last two games to play in a high school football all-star game.

Today in SPNW…

Doug Farrar looks at how Pete Carroll’s been different in his third (and probably final) chance as an NFL head coach.

Todd Dybas continues his position-by-position review of the Husky football team with running backs and quarterbacks.

How does little Akron U turn out so many MLS draft picks (including Steve Zakuani)? Stanley Holmes takes a look.

Bob Sherwin on suddenly emergent UW hoopster Terrence Ross.

Today’s action…

Nothing of note. You’ll probably be out shoveling snow anyway.

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