BY Steve Rudman 01:59PM 11/22/2010

Number Crunch

Numbers can fascinate and amuse, and be used to start and settle all manner of sporting debates. Numbers can also tell stories. Here you’ll find the numbers that best reflect the pulse of sports in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest .

Nov. 22-28, 2010

  • 5
    Upside: Huskies never looked better under Lorenzo Romar than they did in mauling Virginia 106-63 in the first round of the Maui Classic; Downside: Virginia mainly went with five freshmen.
  • 16
    Heading into the Maui Invitational, the number of points that Isaiah Thomas needs to supplant Stan Walker (1977-80) as the 24th-leading scorer in University of Washington basketball history. At his current scoring rate Thomas will finish the season as the No. 6 scorer in UW history, behind Chris Welp, Jon Brockman, Quincy Pondexter, Bob Houbregs and Todd MacCulloch.
  • 0
    The number of 100-loss teams in major league history that featured a Cy Young Award winner before Felix Hernandez became the first in 2010. Hernandez also became the starting pitcher with the fewest wins in Major League history (13) to win a Cy Young.

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