BY SPNW Staff 06:30AM 02/12/2014

Lorenzo Romar: ‘We need to make some hay’

Washington (13-11, 5-6) has lost three in a row, including its worst game of the season at Colorado, but play of their final seven conference games at home.

C.J. Wilcox is No. 5 on Washington’s all-time scoring list. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

GAME: Stanford (15-7 overall, 6-4 Pac-12) at Washington (13-11 overall, 5-6 Pac-12). WHEN: Wednesday, 6 p.m., Alaska Airlines Arena. TYPE: Conference. MEETING: 140th (Cardinal leads 71-68). RANKINGS: Neither school ranked. COACHES: Johnny Dawkins, Stanford; Lorenzo Romar, Washington. TV: ESPN2. RADIO: KJR 950 AM

Normally unflappable Lorenzo Romar seemed flummoxed Sunday after his Washington Huskies started with a whimper and ended with a thud in a 91-65 loss to the Colorado Buffaloes in Boulder. The 26-point clobbering matched UW’s largest of the Pac-12 season (Cal, Jan. 15) and represented a 43-point swing from the first meeting between the schools, a 71-54 win Jan. 12.

“I wouldn’t have guessed that if we were going to come out on the short end of it that it would be like this,” Romar said. “I thought we would be better. It was not a good night for the Huskies.”

Washington has dropped three in a row and five of seven, but will play five of its final seven games at Alaska Airlines Arena, where the Huskies have had success. They are 11-2 and winners of 14 of their last 17.

Washington hostsStanford and California this week, starting with the Cardinal Wednesday. UW dropped a 12-point decision at Stanford Jan. 18, days after the 26-point loss to the Bears in Berkeley.

“We have to make hay in our barn, as they say,” Romar told gohuskies.com. “If there was ever a time to make a run, we’ve got to do it.”

The Huskies will be able to do it only if senior guard C.J. Wilcox, who failed to bring it Sunday, brings it this week. Wilcox scored a season-low eight points on 2-for-10 shooting (0-for-7 from 3-point range) against Colorado. Wilcox’s previous season low was nine points — against Stanford.

The Cardinal has four double-figure scorers led by Chasson Randle (18.8), who torched the Huskies for 33 points in the last meeting. Dwight Powell follows at 15.2 with Anthony Brown at 12.6 and Josh Huestis at 11.1. Powell has been particularly tough on Washington, averaging 12.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in five career contests.

SERIES: Dates to Feb. 1, 1916, when Washington won 35-19 at Palo Alto. The Huskies have dominated in recent years, taking nine of the past 11 meetings, but Stanford won the last one, Jan. 18 in Palo Alto, 79-67 as Chasson Randle burned the Huskies for 33 points. Nigel Williams-Goss paced the Huskies with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

UW STATS / NOTES

  • REGULAR-SEASON SUMMARY: Record: 13-11. Home: 11-2. Road: 2-7. Neutral: 0-2. Vs. Pac-12: 5-6. Vs. Pac-12 North: 2-3. Vs. Pac-12 South: 3-3. Vs. Non-Conference: 8-5. Points: 1807 (75.3). Field Goal Pct.: 44.3. 3-Pt. FG Pct.: 34.7. Free Throw Pct.: 75.7. Rebounds: 819 (34.1). Assists: 317 (13.2). Turnovers: 269 (11.2). Steals: 130 (5.4). Blocks: 73 (3.0). Points Against: 1836 (76.5). Opp. FG Pct.: 48.2. Opp. 3-Pt. FG Pct.: 33.1. Opp FT Pct.: 69.1. Opp. Rebounds: 810 (33.8). Opp. Assists: 300 (12.5). Opp. Turnovers: 272 (11.3). Opp. Steals: 126 (5.3). Opp. Blocks: 106 (4.4).
  • PAC-12 RANKINGS: Scoring Offense — 7th (75.3). Scoring Defense — 12th (76.5). Scoring Margin — 10th (-1.2). FG Pct. — 11th (44.3). FT Pct. — 2nd (75.7). 3-Pt FG Pct. — 8th (34.7). Rebound Margin — 10th (+0.4). Blocked Shots –11th (3.04). Assists — 9th (13.1). Steals — 9th (5.4). Turnover Margin — 7th (-0.12).
  • RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX: Nov. 11 — 99; Nov. 18 — 96; Nov. 25 — 150; Dec. 2 — 218; Dec. 9 — 198; Dec. 15 — 198; Dec. 23 — 170; Dec. 30 — 180; Jan. 6 — 127; Jan 13 — 82; Jan. 20 — 83; Jan. 27 — 71; Feb. 3 — 81; Feb. 8 — 82.
  • Washington’s victory over Oregon State marked Lorenzo Romar’s 250th victory at Washington.
  • C.J. Wilcox has moved into fifth place on Washington’s career scoring list with 1,757 points. Wilcox passed Todd MacCulloch and is 17 points away from Bob Houbregs.
  • Wilcox has scored 20 or more points in a game 33 times during his Husky career.
  • Nigel Williams-Goss leads all Pac-12 freshmen with a 13.3 scoring average. He’s also second in assists (3.9) and third in steals (1.1). In his last four games, Williams-Goss is averaging 19.3 points and shooting 52.6 percent.
  • Senior Perris Blackwell has posted five double-doubles this season.
  • Guards account for 69 percent of Washington’s scoring.
  • The Huskies are wearing patches on the uniforms in recognition of Marv Harshman, head coach from 1972-85, who passed away April 12. Harshman had a 246-146 record at Washington and won back-to-back Pac-10 championships in 1984 and 1985.
  • Preseason Pac-12 media poll — 1. Arizona (21, 273). 2. UCLA (2, 212). 3. Colorado (1, 211), 4. Oregon (196). 5. Cal (194). 6. Stanford (166). 7. Arizona State (159). 8. Washington (121). 9. Utah (68). 10. Oregon State (67). 11. USC (63). 12. Washington State (39).

UW HEAD COACH: Lorenzo Romar (343-226 overall, 250-138 UW) is coming off a year in which the Huskies finished 18-16 and ended with a loss to Brigham Young in the National Invitation Tournament. Romar took the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament six times and won three Pac-10 Tournament titles (2005, 2010, 2011).

2012-13 Washington Regular-Season Statistics

Player G FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
C.J. Wilcox 24 .467 .419 .876 4.0 2.4 19.3
N.W.-Goss 24 .463 .355 .708 4.3 3.9 13.3
A. Andrews 24 .356 .267 .778 3.4 2.7 12.0
P. Blackwell 23 .517 .000 .642 6.7 0.9 10.3
D. Johnson 23 .355 .244 .842 1.9 0.5 6.3
M. Anderson 24 .433 .296 .747 6.4 0.1 6.3
D. Simmons 14 .474 .286 .750 3.6 0.1 4.4
Shawn Kemp 24 .561 .000 .556 2.0 0.1 4.3
J. Taylor 15 .368 .400 .750 0.2 0.1 1.4
G. Dierckx 12 .143 .000 .500 0.8 0.1 0.3
Total 24 .443 .347 .757 34.1 13.2 75.3
Opponents 24 .482 .331 .691 33.8 12.5 76.5

University of Washington 2013-14 Schedule

Date Opponent UW Rnk Opp Rnk W/L Score Rec.
11/6/13 @vs. Cent. Wash W 95-65 0-0
11/10/13 vs. Seattle U. W 88-78 1-0
11/14/13 vs. UC Irvine L 86-72 1-1
11/17/13 vs. E. Wash W 92-80 2-1
11/21/13 *vs. Indiana L 102-84 2-2
11/22/13 *vs. Boston Co 18 L 89-78 2-3
11/26/13 vs. Montana W 83-79 3-3
12/30/13 vs. L. Beach St. W 92-89 4-3
12/8/13 vs. SD State 24 L 70-63 4-4
12/14/13 vs. Idaho St. W 85-66 5-4
12/17/13 at Tulane W 73-62 6-4
12/22/13 vs. UConn 10 L 82-70 6-5
12/27/13 vs. Miss. Valley W 95-80 7-5
12/29/13 vs. Hartford W 73-67 8-5
1/2/14 at ASU W 76-65 9-5
1/4/14 at Arizona 1 L 71-62 9-6
1/8/14 vs. Utah W 59-57 10-6
1/12/14 vs. Colorado 15 W 71-54 11-6
1/15/14 at Cal L 82-56 11-7
1/18/13 at Stanford L 79-67 11-8
1/23/14 vs. Oregon W 80-76 12-8
1/25/14 vs. OSU W 87-81 13-8
2/1/14 at WSU L 72-67 13-9
2/6/14 at Utah L 78-69 13-10
2/9/14 at Colorado L 91-65 13-11
2/12/14 vs. Stanford —–
2/15/14 vs. Cal —–
2/19/14 at Oregon —–
2/22/14 at OSU —–
2/28/14 vs. WSU —–
3/6/14 vs. UCLA —–
3/8/14 vs. USC —–
3/12/14 ^Pac-12 —–
3/13/14 ^Pac-12 —–
3/14/14 ^Pac-12 —–
3/15/14 ^Pac-12 —–
3/18-19/14 NCAA 1st 4 —–
3/20-23/14 NCAA 2nd, 3rd —–
3/27-30/14 NCAA Reg. —–
4/5/14 NCAA Semis —–
4/7/14 NCAA Final —–

@=Exhibition; *=2K Sports Classic; ^=Pac-12 Tournament
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YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    Graduation has hurt the Dawgs this season and its a young roster. I can take a pass on losing to the Buffs but the way they lost was disturbing. They were without their leading scorer but wisely targeted CJ who torched they the last time they met when they were upset. At this point I’d just be happy if they make a tournament.