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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Washington thunders past Pacific

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

BOISE -- Looking more like a No. 1 seed than in its NCAA Tournament-opening win over Montana, Washington dominated Pacific after halftime and earned a 97-79 win this afternoon to advance to the Sweet 16.

Washington Huskies Advance to Sweet SixteenThe Washington Huskies played an outstanding game today, crushing the Pacific Tigers and proving that yes, they are worthy of a No. 1 seed. Now, they are moving on to the Sweet Sixteen, where they surely belong.

I watched the game, and I was very impressed with the speed at which Washington played the game. Bobby Jones was absolutely fantastic and had one of his best games ever, while Nate Robinson, Will Conroy, and Tre Simmons remained a powerful force to contend with:
Nate Robinson scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half, Bobby Jones scored 19 and Will Conroy had 10 assists for Washington (29-5).

Tre Simmons scored 15 for the Pac-10 champion Huskies, whose top seed was the most disputed among the four No. 1s. But Washington backed it up well against Pacific.

The Huskies never trailed and pulled away by going 19-for-31 (61 percent) from the field in the second half. They finished shooting 56.3 percent (36-of-64) for the game.
Their next game will be next Thursday versus either Georgia Tech or Louisville. I'll definitely be tuning in to watch.

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