Thursday, January 24, 2008

Huskies Knock Off ASU

Jon Brockman had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Washington handed No. 24 Arizona State its first home loss of the season, 72-61 on Thursday night. The Huskies beat the Sun Devils for the 11th consecutive time, the longest such streak in the Pac-10. Arizona State (14-4, 4-2) shot under 30 percent most of the game and wound up at 32 percent (17-for-53), including 5-for-24 from 3-point range.

Washington built the lead to 48-40 on Pondexter's three-point play with 11:44 remaining. Arizona State cut the lead to three points three times, but after Harden missed the first 1-and-1, Brockman's three-point play put the Huskies ahead 56-47 with 7 minutes left.

This is a big win for UW and guarantees a split on the road, but why settle for that, Arizona is beatable too!


bigdave967 said...

What a big win for the program...just think if they could have pulled off the Pitt game. If they can win againist Arizona, they are only helping themselves get to the tournament. What do you think Brockmans chances are of playing NBA ball? Dont know enough about the NBA to make a statement, but his numbers have to garnish some attention, right??

John Berkowitz said...

This was a big an unexpected victory. We need to sweep on the road to get back into the race, and Arizona is vulnerable.

Brockman is ready for the NBA now. Chances are he will enter the draft.

He will never be a NBA superstar,too short, but they pay guys big money to do the dirty work, and that is what the NBA is about.