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Dayton’s win brings back sad memories

28 Mar

Dayton took down Stanford Thursday night 82-72 to advance to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament.

Seeing Dayton playing in the Sweet 16, brought back March Madness memories of 1984.

30 years ago – this week (March 23, 1984)

The Washington Huskies faced the Dayton Flyers in a NCAA Sweet 16 matchup played in Los Angeles.

Dayton beat UW 64-58 behind the 22 points and nine rebounds by Roosevelt Chapman.

Dayton pix

The Huskies led at halftime 22-21 but were outscored 43-36 in the second 20 minutes. Dayton made 24 of 35 free throws, while UW was just 4 for 13.

Scoring for the Huskies were Detlef Schrempf (18), Paul Fortier (8), Chris Welp (7), Alvin Vaughn (7), Shag Williams (6), Reggie Rogers (6), Clay Damon (2), Tim Kuyper (2), and Gary Gardner (2).


Washington beat Duke in the Round of 32 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the early 1950s.




UW hoops – Three OT games in a span of 50 days

11 Feb

After watching Saturday’s five-overtime thriller between Notre Dame and Louisville, it brought back memories of my freshman year at the University of Washington.

The year was 1983.

In a span of 50 days the Huskies played in not one, but two triple-overtime games and between the two 55-minute contests – they went double overtime in another game!

UW won all three games.

Lets take a trip back 29 years and remember that magical 7 weeks of UW basketball.

Dec. 17, 1983 – Washington 83, at Idaho 69, 3OT

HarshmanThis was the first time in school history that UW played in a game that went longer than two extra periods. The Huskies scored 20 points in the third extra stanza to nab the victory in Moscow, Idaho.

Washington was led by the 19 points by 5-11 senior guard Alvin Vaughn, Detlef Schrempf and Reggie Rogers chipped in 16 points apiece and sub Gary Gardner netted 13. Schrempf controlled the glass, snaring 21 rebounds.

The Huskies found themself in trouble in the second OT as the Vandals scored the first four points. UW scored the final four – a 20-footer by Vaughn and free throws by Chris Welp and Tim Kuyper to force five more minutes.

Stan Arnold, a 6-foot guard, led Idaho with 20 points. His jumper with 20 seconds left tied the score and forced the first OT. With one second left in the first OT, he calmly sank both free throws to force five more minutes. Arnold fouled out late in the second OT after making all 10 of his free throws.

Tim Kuyper won the game for us,” said Coach Marv Harshman to the media. The reserve forward made a crucial free throw in extra time and two early baskets in the final OT to help the Huskies open up a 71-65 lead.

Tidbits: The crowd count was 3,500. Pete Prigge led Idaho with 17 rebounds while scoring 11 points. Shooing FG% UW .350, Idaho .345. Schrempf’s 21 rebounds were the most by a Husky since 1954 (Dean Parsons). Washington beat Idaho five days later at Hec Ed 68-66. UW scored 20 points in the first half and 20 points in a 5-minute overtime session. Idaho finished the 1983-84 season 4-10 (last) in Big Sky play and 9-19 overall.

Jan. 9, 1984 – Washington 63, Notre Dame 61, 2OT (Kingdome)

Notre Dame gameDetlef Schrempf connected on two free throws with 47 seconds left on the clock – the only two points in the second OT – to lift UW to the victory over the Digger Phelps led Fighting Irish in a game played at the Kingdome. It was the junior’s only two free throws attempted in the game. Schrempf was 5-12 three days earlier in a game against Wazzu.

One of the reasons for the game being played in downtown Seattle was that O’Dea HS grad Jo Jo Buchanan was playing for Notre Dame. Buchanan had a chance at the charity strip with 4 seconds left in the first overtime to give Notre Dame the lead as they trailed 61-60. He made the first, missed the second.

Paul Fortier knotted the game at 57 with two key free throws with eight seconds to play in regulation. Notre Dame’s Tim Kempton had made a layin but was called for pushing foul after the basket went it to give Fortier a one-and-one for the 6-9 forward.

7-foot freshman Chris Welp led the Purple and the Gold with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Someone in the Seattle media asked UW coach Marv Harshman about playing in the Kingdome in March. That’s when the NCAA Final Four would be held. “We’ve been dreaming about that for three years,” Harshman told The Seattle Times. “It would be a miracle. We all know that. But miracles happen. I believe in this team. And they are beginning to believe in themselves.”

Tidbits: The crowd count was 7,466. Washington finished 5-11 at the free throw line, while the Irish were 17-30. Notre Dame finished the season 21-12. Later that year the Final Four was played at the Kingdome. Georgetown defeated Houston 84-75 in the championship game.

Feb. 4, 1984 – Washington 89, UCLA 81, 3OT

SchrempfA Saturday morning showdown – 11 a.m. start at Hec Edmundson – was a tussle for first place in the Pac-10 as both teams entered with just one conference loss.standings1984 The early start time was necessitated by CBS (TV) who was going to show the game to a national audience.

Detlef Schrempf, who played the entire game, scored a then career-high 27 points, freshman Chris Welp added 17 points and 17 rebounds. UW outscored UCLA 16-8 in the third overtime.

UCLA tied the game with 2:26 left in regulation at 62 with two free throws fom Kenny Fields. Washington held the ball (no shot clock) until Schrempf missed a short jumper from the baseline with six seconds left.

The second extra period ended with Welp’s turning jumper missed the mark. Paul Fortier had tied the game up earlier at 73-73 with a basket from the key.

Washington scored the first six points of the third overtime and never looked back.

Tidbits: The crowd count was 7,814. The Student Section was filled early as they rushed in at 10 a.m. – Each was handed a Husky Hanky for the big day. Kenny Fields led UCLA with 26 points before fouling out. A Schrempf slam dunk was the lead-in for SportsCenter that night. The Huskies finished the 1983-84 season with a 15-3 Pac-10 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. They won their first two games over Nevada-Reno and Duke before losing to Dayton in the Sweet 16. Photos from The Seattle Times. Find current information on the Washington Huskies at www.seattletimes.com.

The Sonics were 22-3 entering New Year’s Day in 1994

1 Jan

The Oklahoma City Thunder disposed of the Phoenix Suns on Monday night (Dec. 31, 2012) to improve their record to a gaudy 24-6 (.800).

Here are the best records by the Seattle SuperSonics entering the New Year.

1993-94 – 22-3 (.880). Seattle, coached by George Karl, started the season 10-0 and sported a 16-1 record after a home thrashing of the Dallas Mavericks (125-93). The Sonics lost just once at home – an 87-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 23, 1993. Seattle finished 63-19 and lost three straight games to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, losing the series 3 games to 2. The Sonics were led by Shawn Kemp (18.1 ppg, 10.8 rpg), Gary Payton (16.5 ppg, 6 apg) and Detlef Schrempf (15.0 ppg) during the regular season.

1997-98 – 24-6 (.800). Seattle had win streaks of seven and six games during their solid start. The Sonics finished 61-21 and won their first round playoff matchup over Minnesota 3 games to 2 – having to win the final two games of the series. They got knocked out by the L. A. Lakers 4-1 after winning the first game 106-92. Vin Baker (19.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg), Gary Payton (19.2 ppg, 8.3 apg), and Detlef Schrempf (15.8, ppg, 7.1 rpg, 5.4 apg) were the big three.

2004-05 – 22-6 (.786). The Supes reeled off a nine-game winning streak after losing 114-84 at the L. A. Clippers in the opening game of the season. The Sonics took out Sacramento in the first round of the playoffs – 3 games to 2 after finishing the season 52-30. San Antonio eliminated Seattle 4 games to 2 in the second round with the Spurs winning Game 6 in Seattle 98-96. Ray Allen (23.9 ppg) and Rashard Lewis (20.5 ppg) led the way.

1982-83 – 23-8 (.742). Seattle won their first 12 games of the season with seven coming on the road. The lost their next two games by 38 points while playing at home.  Gus Williams (20.0 ppg, 8.0 apg), Jack Sikma (18.2 ppg, 11.4 rpg) and David Thompson (15.9 ppg) were the go-to players. Seattle ended the season 48-34 and lost in the first round to Portland 2 games to 0.