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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.

 

 

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Don James – The James Gang – The Dawgfather

25 Oct

The University of Washington will host the California Golden Bears Saturday night in an NCAA football game.

Yes, they will play the game, but most who make the trek to Husky Stadium will have legendary UW Coach Don James on their mind and in their hearts.

Mr. James passed away earlier this week.

I went to high-school (HAZEN) in the early 1980s and my main goal was to have good enough grades to be accepted to the University of Washington.

That was the goal – Plain and Simple. I didn’t bother applying at other schools in the state, I wanted to be a Husky.

As a HS senior, I wanted to go to a school that was big-time. The U-Dub was big-time. Why? The football team under Mr. James was ranked #1 for many weeks in my senior year of HS. They had won the Rose Bowl my Junior year, blanking Iowa 28-0. My grades were just good enough as I spent 5 years on the UW campus before graduating in 1987.

My first recollection of Husky Football came in 7th Grade:

UW Rose Bowl 77

I can remember to this day being at my Grandparents house on Friday Harbor for Thanksgiving 1977. The following night USC kicked a late FG to beat the UCLA  29-27 and clinched a spot in the 1978 Rose Bowl.USC-UCLA boxscore

When the Dawgs played on New Year’s Day 1978, they beat Bo Schembechler’s Michigan Wolverines 27-20!

That is why many kids growing up in the 1970s-80s became huge Husky fans.

Lets look at the UW-CAL rivalry in the James era:

1975 – @ CAL 27, UW 24 – Cal QB Joe Roth passed for 380 yards, throwing 4 TDs and completing 24 of 36 passes.

1976 – CAL 7,  @ UW 0 – The only time Mr. James got shutout at home.

1977 – UW 50, @ CAL 31 – Mr. James first win against CAL and he would win the next 11 matchups to go 12-2 against the Bears.

1978 – NO GAME

1979 – UW 28, @ CAL 24

1980 – NO GAME

1981 – UW 27, @ CAL 26

1982 – @ UW 50, CAL 7 – The Huskeis are #1 in the country and run their record to 5-0.

1983 – NO GAME

1984 – @ UW 44, CAL 14 – The Huskies again are #1 in the country and improve to 9-0; the next week they would lose at USC 16-7.

1985 – UW 28, @ CAL 12

1986 – @ UW 50, CAL 18 – 500th win in UW history.

1987 – NO GAME

1988 – @UW 28, CAL 27

1989 – UW 29, @ CAL 16

1990 – @UW 46, CAL 7

1991 – UW 24, @CAL 17 – The game of the Year and of the UW-CAL series! Both teams came in a perfect 5-0. Cal #7 in the nation; UW #3. Washington would go 12-0 that season.

1992 – @UW 35, CAL 16 – UW was ranked #1 in the country; Cal #24.

MR. JAMES’ RECORD AGAINST PAC-10 FOES (1975-1992):

Washington State 13-5, Streaks: W7, L2

Oregon 15-3, Streaks: W6, L2

Oregon State 15-1, Streaks: W10, L1

USC 9-8, Streaks: W3, L4

UCLA 5-8-1, Streaks: W1, L3

Stanford 13-3, W9, L2

Cal 12-2, W12 L2

Arizona State 9-5, Streaks: W3, L2

Arizona 7-3-1, Streaks: W5, L2

THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK

Washington will try to stop a 3-game losing streak tonight against the lowly Bears. This is the 10th straight year UW has had at least a 3-game losing streak.

The Huskies have had FOURTEEN 3-game losing streaks since the 1997 season (17 years).

During Mr. James’ 18 years (1975-92), UW had just TWO losing steaks of 3 games.

Thanks for the Memories Don.

Fun times that will live on for ever.

Sweet 16 tips tonite – not so sweet for Washington state schools

28 Mar

The Sweet 16 gets under way tonight with four games.

How have the four in-state universities fared in the round of 16 you ask? They are a combined 4-15 and all four schools lost the last time they had a chance to reach the Elite 8.

Washington Huskies (2-5) – You must go back 60 years (1953) to find the last UW win.

Washington State Cougars (0-1) – Creamed in only appearance (2008).

Seattle U. (1-5) – Faced and lost to John Wooden and UCLA (1964) the last time.

Gonzaga (1-4) – Four straight losses since shocking Florida in 1999 by a single point.

Sweet 16 matchups:

WASHINGTON HUSKIES (Lost 5 straight)

1951 – Washington 62, Texas A&M 40

1953 – Washington 92, Seattle U. 70

1984 – #10 Dayton 64, #6 Washington 58

1998 – #2 Connecticut 75, #11 Washington 74

2005 – #4 Louisville 93, #1 Washington 79

2006 – #1 Connecticut 98, #5 Washington 92, 2OT

2010 – #2 West Virginia 69, #11 Washington 56

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS (Lost only game)

2008– #1 North Carolina 68, #4 Washington State 47

SEATTLE U. (Lost most recent game)

1953 – Washington 92, Seattle U. 70

1955 – Oregon State 83, Seattle U. 71

1956 – Utah 81, Seattle U. 72

1958 – Seattle U. 69, San Francisco 67

1964 – UCLA 95, Seattle U. 90

GONZAGA BULLDOGS (Lost past 4)

1999 – #10 Gonzaga 73, #6 Florida 72

2000 – #6 Purdue 75, #10 Gonzaga 66

2001 – #1 Michigan State 77, #12 Gonzaga 62

2006 – #2 UCLA 73, #3 Gonzaga 71

2009 – #1 North Carolina 98, #4 Gonzaga 77

Pac-12 Tourney Primer

13 Mar

The 2013 Pac-12 Tournament starts today in Las Vegas with the championship being played Saturday.

Pac-12 Tournament Factoids:

LuteMOST CHAMPIONSHIPS – Arizona 4, UW 3,

UCLA 3, Oregon 2, Stanford 1,

USC 1, Colorado 1, Cal 0, Oregon St. 0,

Washington St. 0,

Arizona St. 0, Utah 0.

UW CHAMPIONSHIPS

2005 – #2 Washington 81, #1 Arizona 72

2010 – #3 Washington 79, #1 Cal 75

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2011 – #3 Washington 77, #1 Arizona 75, OT

HOW #1 SEEDS FARED

Champion – 6

Won two, lost one (Runner-up) – 3

Won one, lost one (semifinal loser) – 2

Lost first game – 4

UCLA AS A #1 SEED

UCLA logo1987 – Champion – Beat #3 UW 76-64

2006 – Champion – Beat #3 Cal 71-52

2007 – Lost first game – #8 Cal 76-69, OT

2008 – Champion – Beat #2 Stanford 67-64

WASHINGTON STATE IN TOURNEY

Highest seeds – #2 in 2007 and #3 in 2008

WSU logoThe Cougars have never won two games in one tournament. They are the only team besides Utah (one appearance) to never make it to the semifinals.

WSU finished tied for last in the Pac-12 standings – the Cougs have now finished in the cellar eight times in the past 16 seasons. Next up is Oregon State (tied Cougs for last this year) with 4.

#6 SEED

Colorado (2012) is the only team to win four games in one year to win Championship.

2003 WAS CRAZY

#1 Arizona and #2 Stanford both lost in the opening round (quarterfinals), so did #4 Arizona State. The final was won by #5 Oregon over #7 USC 74-66.

HUSKIES VS. COUGS IN TOURNAMENT

2007 – #2 WSU 74, #7 UW 64 (Quarterfinal)

2011 – #3 UW 89, #6 WSU 87 (Quarterfinal)

TOURNAMENT RECORDS

ReggieMOST POINTS – Reggie Miller, UCLA , 1987 – 83 (3 games)

THREE-POINT FGS – Chamberlain Oguchi, Oregon, 2006 – 14 (3 games)

REBOUNDS – Andre Roberson, Colorado, 2012 – 41 (4 games); Phil Zevenbergen, UW, 1987, – 37 (3 games)

ASSISTS – Isaiah Thomas, UW, 2011 – 30 (3 games)

SINGLE GAME RECORDS

MOST POINTS – Klay Thompson, WSU vs. UW, 2011, 43

WASHINGTON NOTES

The Huskies had their regular season conference top 3 finish streak stopped this year as they went 9-9. UW had finished 1st twice and 3rd twice the past 4 years. They also had a 4-year run back in the 80s (1984-87).

60 YEARS AGO TODAY – Washington beat Seattle U. in a NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal played  in Corvallis, Ore. Bob Houbregs scored 45 poingts in leading UW to the win.