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March 2, 2008 10:25 PM

Sunday p.m. notes

Posted by Bob Condotta

After the completion of this week's games the Huskies are in eighth place, seemingly headed for a rematch with Cal, the team they beat in Berkeley Saturday, in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament next week.

Here's a bracket for the tournament and as you can see, the winner of the 8-9 game plays the top seed the next afternoon, which at the moment would mean a game against UCLA.

The Huskies hold the tiebreaker on Cal due to the win over UCLA, but should the teams finish eighth and ninth, it really won't matter.

--- Here are the latest NCAA statistics, and the Huskies are 328 out of 328 teams in the country in free throw shooting. Yep, dead last.

--- Here are a couple of different stories on what was a tough day for UW recruit Tyreese Breshers Saturday in the California Southern Section Div. III-A title game. Breshers went 1-8 and scored four points as his Price High team lost to UCLA recruit Jrue Holiday and Campbell Hall 73-38. First is this from the LA Daily News, including a quote from Breshers. And here's a blog item from the LA Times that says Breshers was dominant early Here's a picture of Breshers trying to block a shot by Holiday, who is the younger brother of UW's Justin Holiday. And here's Breshers getting his shot blocked by Holiday.

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Posted by B

11:05 PM, Mar 02, 2008

We could bump up after this upcoming week as long as we beat WSU. But we need to finish in a tie with Oregon and Arizona. If oregon can lose to ASU but beat Arizona then we would be set in a 3 way tie with UW being the only team to beat UCLA

Posted by mike

11:07 PM, Mar 02, 2008

U-U-U-U-U-U DUB

Posted by Guy

8:38 AM, Mar 03, 2008

Last in free throw shooting? At this point, it's completely mental. Free throw shooting this year was probably the difference between making the NCAA tournament or not.


I think these guys just need to watch a video, shot from behind the free throw line, of a guy draining free throw after free throw just to get the idea in their heads about what it looks and sounds like to make one over and over again.

Posted by wayupwaydown

8:51 AM, Mar 03, 2008

Glad to see that Breshers stepped up in a big game.

At least Holiday will probably only be at UCLA one year.

Posted by robertroll

10:41 AM, Mar 03, 2008

Breshers did not step up in the big game, the quote your referring to was what he needed to do. he did not. he scored 4 points and was frustrated all day. lost his composure and was not effective at all.

Posted by MT Husky

11:10 AM, Mar 03, 2008

On a different note, Saturday’s game gave me the most optimism for the next few Husky seasons any game this season has yet.

One observation that surprised me but thrilled me was MBA’s passing. He only tallied two assists, but he made several other great passes that could have or should have been assists. Obviously great offense begins with great ball movement and with the court vision that MBA showed, QP has been showing and Overton shows, the more those three play together the more they’ll really open up the offense.

I also loved the way Huskies were taking it to the basket, particularly Overton.
Out of the past seven games, they played poorly it two (Oregon and ASU) – but in the other five games I don’t think there is any question they’ve shown more heart, more effort, better teamwork and overall improvement in the games of the freshmen and sophomores. Even if they don’t see any post-season games I’m excited at how they’ve played down the stretch and I think will be able to use it as a great springboard for a successful 2008-2009 season.

Posted by Wazzu

2:05 PM, Mar 03, 2008

Breshers' does not hold a candle to future Coug Klay Thompson the highest rated player (ESPN 150) from either the Washington schools, and Gonzaga. Ranked #46 overall in the nation. The rich just get richer.

Posted by Splash

2:24 PM, Mar 03, 2008

From Rivals.com, a respected recruiting website:

Name Pos Ht/Wt Stars Rank

Huskies:
T. Breshers PF 6-7/240 4 21
Scott Suggs SG 6-6/180 4 22
Isaiah Thomas PG 5-8/170 4 15
Elston Turner SG 6-4/210 3 27

Cougars:
Marcus Capers SF 6-5/175 3 NR
Michael Harthun SG 6-3/175 3 29
Klay Thompson SG 6-5/185 3 NR
James Watson PF 6-8/185 3 NR
Nick Witherill SG 6-3/- 3 NR

Posted by wayupwaydown

3:30 PM, Mar 03, 2008

robertroll,

It is called sarcasm. It is disconcerting that Breshers played like crap in one of the biggest games of his career.

Also, I laughed at the blog entry that said he was dominant early. Did he sing the national anthem or something?

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