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Washington Huskies men's basketball

The Washington Huskies men's basketball team represents the University of Washington in NCAA Division I college basketball competing in the Pac-12 Conference.[2] Their home games are played at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, located in Seattle, and they are currently led by head coach Mike Hopkins.[3]

Washington Huskies men's basketball
2019–20 Washington Huskies men's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Washington
First season1896
Athletic directorJennifer Cohen
Head coachMike Hopkins (2nd season)
ConferencePac-12 Conference
LocationSeattle, Washington
ArenaHec Edmundson Pavilion
(Capacity: 10,000)
NicknameHuskies
Student sectionDawg Pack
ColorsPurple and Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1953
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1943, 1948, 1951, 1953
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1951, 1953, 1984, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2010
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1976, 1984, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2019
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1943, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2019
Conference Tournament Champions
2005, 2010, 2011
Conference Regular Season Champions
1911, 1914, 1915, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1943, 1944, 1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1984, 1985, 2009, 2012, 2019

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Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson PavilionEdit

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion is the home for the Huskies men's and women's basketball teams, volleyball team and gymnastics squad. The 2008–09 season marks the 83rd season of service for the multi-purpose facility. The facility was originally completed in December 1927. Wilson James Commissioning renovated the interior of Hec Edmundson Pavilion for $40 million. The renovation lasted 19 months between March 1999 and November 2000. The pavilion's name was also changed; originally slated to be "Seafirst Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion" when the deal was finalized in 1998, it became "Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion" at the reopening, as Bank of America had retired the Seafirst brand in 1999. The ten-year sponsorship with the bank expired after the 2009–10 season and was not renewed; during the first half of the 2010–11 basketball season the venue was sponsorless and once again known simply as "Hec Edmundson Pavilion."[4][5] On January 20, 2011, the university approved Seattle-based Alaska Airlines as the new sponsor of Hec Ed.[6]

Postseason resultsEdit

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

Through 2019, the Huskies have appeared in 17 NCAA Tournaments, with an overall record of 19–18.[2]:107

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1943 Elite Eight
Regional 3rd Place
Texas
Oklahoma
L 55–59
L 43–48
1948 Elite Eight
Regional 3rd Place
Baylor
Wyoming
L 62–64
W 57–47
1951 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Regional 3rd Place
Texas A&M
#2 Oklahoma A&M
#11 BYU
W 62–40
L 57–61
W 80–67
1953 Round of 22
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place
Bye
Seattle
Santa Clara
#5 Kansas
#7 LSU

W 92–70
W 74–62
L 53–79
W 88–69
1976 Round of 32 #10 Missouri L 67–69
1984 6 W Round of 48
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
(11) Nevada
(3) #14 Duke
(10) Dayton
W 64–54
W 80–78
L 58–64
1985 5 W Round of 64 (12) Kentucky L 58–66
1986 12 M Round of 64 (5) #18 Michigan State L 70–72
1998 11 E Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
(6) #23 Xavier
(14) Richmond
(2) #6 Connecticut
W 69–68
W 81–66
L 74–75
1999 7 M Round of 64 (10) Miami (OH) L 58–59
2004 8 S Round of 64 (9) UAB L 100–102
2005 1 W Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
(16) Montana
(8) Pacific
(4) #4 Louisville
W 88–77
W 97–79
L 79–93
2006 5 E Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
(12) Utah State
(4) #13 Illinois
(1) #2 Connecticut
W 75–61
W 67–64
   L 92–98 OT
2009 4 W Round of 64
Round of 32
(13) Mississippi State
(5) #17 Purdue
W 71–58
L 74–76
2010 11 E Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
(6) Marquette
(3) #8 New Mexico
(2) #6 West Virginia
W 80–78
W 82–64
L 56–69
2011 7 E Round of 64
Round of 32
(10) Georgia
(2) #7 North Carolina
W 68–65
L 83–86
2019 9 M Round of 64
Round of 32
(8) #25 Utah State
(1) #3 North Carolina
W 78–61
L 59–81

NIT resultsEdit

Through 2019, the Huskies have appeared in nine National Invitation Tournaments (NIT), with an 8–9 overall record.[2]

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1980 First Round UNLV L 73–93
1982 First Round
Second Round
BYU
Texas A&M
W 66–63
L 65–69
1987 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Montana State
Boise State
Nebraska
W 98–90
W 73–68
L 76–81
1996 First Round Michigan State L 50–64
1997 First Round Nebraska L 63–67
2012 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Texas–Arlington
Northwestern
Oregon
Minnesota
W 82–72
W 76–55
W 90–86
L 67–68 OT
2013 First Round BYU L 79–90
2016 First Round
Second Round
Long Beach State
San Diego State
W 107–102
L 93–78
2018 First Round
Second Round
Boise State
Saint Mary's
W 77–74
L 85–81

CBI resultsEdit

Through 2019, the Huskies have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI), with a record of 0–1.[2]

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2008 First Round Valparaiso L 71–72

Results by season (2002–present)Edit

The following are Washington's recent results.[2]:64–65

Season Coach Overall Conference Confstanding Postseason
Lorenzo Romar (Pacific-10/Pac-12 Conference) (1990–2018)
2002–03 Lorenzo Romar 10–17 5–13 9th
2003–04 Lorenzo Romar 19–12 12–6 2nd NCAA First Round
2004–05 Lorenzo Romar 29–6 14–4 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2005–06 Lorenzo Romar 26–7 13–5 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2006–07 Lorenzo Romar 19–13 8–10 7th
2007–08 Lorenzo Romar 16–17 7–11 8th CBI First Round
2008–09 Lorenzo Romar 26–9 14–4 1st NCAA Second Round
2009–10 Lorenzo Romar 26–10 11–7 3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2010–11 Lorenzo Romar 24–11 11–7 3rd NCAA Second Round
2011–12 Lorenzo Romar 24–11 14–4 1st NIT Semifinal
2012–13 Lorenzo Romar 18–16 9–9 T-6th NIT First Round
2013–14 Lorenzo Romar 17–15 9–9 T-9th
2014–15 Lorenzo Romar 16–15 5–13 11th
2015–16 Lorenzo Romar 19–15 9–9 T-6th NIT Second Round
2016–17 Lorenzo Romar 9–22 2–16 11th
Lorenzo Romar: 298–195 143–127
Mike Hopkins (Pac-12 Conference) (2017–present)
2017–18 Mike Hopkins 21–13 10–8 T-6th NIT Second Round
2018–19 Mike Hopkins 27-9 15–3 1st NCAA Second Round
Mike Hopkins: 48–22 25–11
Total: 1772–1144 (.608)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Record vs. Pac-12 opponentsEdit

The Washington Huskies have the following all-time series records vs. Pac-12 opponents through the 2017–18 season.[9]:65

Opponent Wins Losses Pct.
Arizona 29 52 .358
Arizona St. 44 39 .524
California 80 84 .488
Colorado 14 10 .583
Oregon 189 115 .622
Oregon St. 160 142 .530
Stanford 71 77 .480
UCLA 42 99 .298
USC 72 74 .493
Utah 9 15 .375
Wash. St. 183 104 .638
Total 893 811 .524

AwardsEdit

Washington's conference award recipients as of 2019.[2]

Coach of the YearEdit

Freshman of the YearEdit

Defensive Player of the YearEdit

Conference Player of the YearEdit

All-Century TeamEdit

Washington's All-Century basketball team was selected by a fan vote in 2002. Husky fans filled out ballots while attending games at Bank of America Arena or voted via the school's web site. Schrempf received the most votes followed by Todd MacCulloch and Bob Houbregs.[11]

Former Huskies and NBA starsEdit

  • Ralph Bishop (1933–1936) – competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics winning the Gold Medal.
  • Jon Brockman (2005–2009) – currently[when?] plays with Limoges CSP.[12]
  • Marquese Chriss (2015–2016) - Drafted 8th overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings and traded on draft night to the Phoenix Suns.
  • Charles Dudley (1970–1972) – averaged 5.3 points per game and won an NBA Championship with Golden State in 1975.
  • James Edwards (1973–1977) – He retired with 14,862 career points and 6,004 career rebounds, 3x NBA Champion (1989, 1990, 1996)
  • Markelle Fultz (2016-2017) - Drafted 1st overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Lars Hansen (1972–1976) – 1x NBA Champion (1979), 2006 inductee to the Canada Basketball Hall Of Fame.
  • Bill Hanson (1959–1962) – first Husky to lead the conference in rebounding.
  • Spencer Hawes (2006–2007) – Currently[when?] plays with the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Steve Hawes (1969-1972) – Drafted 24th in the 1972 NBA Draft. Played 10 seasons in the NBA (1974–84) plus three seasons overseas.
  • Justin Holiday (2007–2011) – Undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft, 1x NBA Champion (2015), currently[when?] plays for the Memphis Grizzlies
  • Bob Houbregs (1950–1953) – career scoring average was 9.3 points per game, and he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2000, he was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Todd MacCulloch (1995–1999) – played 4 seasons in the NBA before retiring due to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
  • Dejounte Murray (2015–2016) - Drafted 29th overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs.
  • Jack Nichols (1943–1944, 1946–1948) – He scored 5,245 points in his career and was a contributor to the Celtics' 1957 NBA Championship team.
  • Louie Nelson (1970–1973) – Drafted 19th overall in the 1973 draft, played 7 years in the NBA.
  • Quincy Pondexter (2006–2010) – Drafted 26th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft, currently[when?] plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • Eldridge Recasner (1987-90) – Played professionally from 1990-2002. Played in NBA with Denver (94-95), Houston (95-96), Atlanta (96-98), Charlotte (98-01), LA Clippers (01-02).
  • Nate Robinson (2002–2005) – 2006, 2009, 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner, currently[when?] a free agent.
  • Lorenzo Romar (1978–1980) – Played five years in the NBA with Golden State, Milwaukee and Detroit. Head coach of the Huskies from 2002-2017.
  • Terrence Ross (2010–2012) – Drafted 8th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner.
  • Brandon Roy (2002–2006) – 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year, 3x NBA All-Star. His NBA career ended in 2012 due to knee injuries. He played with the Portland Trail Blazers from 2006–2011 and the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2012.
  • Mark Sanford (1994–1997) – 31st pick by the Miami Heat in the 1997 NBA Draft playing 3 years in the NBA. Fastest Freshman to score 500 points in school history doing so in only 32 games.
  • Detlef Schrempf (1981–1985) – 3x NBA All-Star and 2x NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
  • Isaiah Thomas (2008–2011) – Drafted 60th Overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, All Star in 2016 and 2017, currently[when?] plays for Denver Nuggets.
  • Christian Welp (1983–1987) – 1984 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year who became the Huskies all-time leading scorer and later entered the NBA.[13]
  • C.J. Wilcox (2010–2014) – Drafted 28th overall in the 2014 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Tony Wroten (2011–2012) – Drafted 25th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Phil Zevenbergen (1985–1987) - Played with the San Antonio Spurs for one season.

Retired numbersEdit

Bob Houbregs' (1951–1953) No. 25 is retired.[when?][14][15]

Brandon Roy's No. 3 was retired on January 22, 2009 during a home game against the USC Trojans. Roy gave a short speech at halftime, alongside his parents, fiancée, two children and former coach Lorenzo Romar. The sold-out crowd chanted "B-Roy" while giving him a standing ovation. The Huskies further honored Roy by beating the Trojans, 78–73.[16]

Isaiah Thomas’s No. 2 was retired on February 17, 2018 during a home game against the Colorado Buffaloes.[17]

In popular cultureEdit

The Huskies men's basketball team appears in the 1997 film The 6th Man with a fictional roster, of which are part the film's main characters, the brothers Kenny (Marlon Wayans) and Antoine Tyler (Kadeem Hardison). Much of the film was shot on location in Hec-Ed and around the actual campus.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Washington Athletics Identity Standards Manual" (PDF). January 6, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 6, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2018-19 Husky Basketball Record Book" (PDF). gohuskies.com. Washington Athletics. October 16, 2018. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Washington hires Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins for men's basketball job". The Seattle Times. 2017-03-19. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  4. ^ The Seattle Times – Huskies searching for new corporate sponsorship for Edmundson Pavilion – 2010-10-19
  5. ^ The Daily – Athletics searches for new Hec Ed sponsor – 2010-11-15
  6. ^ "Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion". UW Athletics. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  7. ^ "Nine accept NCAA bids; NIT lines up five teams". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 2, 1972. p. 23.
  8. ^ Brown, Bruce (March 11, 1972). "Ban on NIT event lamented for UW". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 9.
  9. ^ "2017-18 HUSKY BASKETBALL RECORD BOOK" (PDF). GoHuskies.com. Washington Huskies Athletics. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "2017-18 Pac-12 Men's Basketball All-Conference individual honors" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. March 5, 2018. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2010-01-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "NBC Sports | News, Video, Now". Nbcsports.msnbc.com. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  13. ^ Welp, Shannon Head List of Husky Hall of Fame Inductees, University of Washington Alumni Magazine.
  14. ^ "Bob Houbregs, Husky basketball icon, dies at 82". The Seattle Times. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  15. ^ "Husky Legend Bob Houbregs Passes Away at Age 82 - Washington Huskies | University of Washington Athletics". Gohuskies.com. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  16. ^ Evans, Jayda (January 23, 2009). "UW retires former basketball star Brandon Roy's No. 3 jersey". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  17. ^ "'I'm home once again': Isaiah Thomas returns to UW as Huskies raise his No. 2 into the rafters". The Seattle Times. 2018-02-17. Retrieved 2019-03-31.

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