Washington Basketball News: Austin Seferian-Jenkins To Play Hoops Too

UW wins 57-53 in front of a small crowd.

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UW Vs. WSU: Game Time, TV Schedule, More Information

Will the Washington Huskies or the Washington State Cougars get back on track in their first Apple Cup basketball matchup in Seattle?

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Washington Huskies Struggle Against Seattle Redhawks, Come Away With 91-83 Victory

The Washington Huskies took a quick break from conference play on Tuesday night to face the Seattle Redhawks and nearly blew what should have been an easy victory. Fortunately for Washington, the team hit enough shots down the stretch to hold off Seattle and come away with a 91-83 victory. The UW improved to 10-6 on the season with the win, while the Redhawks dropped to 3-11.

C.J. Wilcox led the way with 25 points and hit four of his seven attempts from behind the arc, all while bringing down five rebounds. Freshman point guard Tony Wroten scored 24 points, although quite a few of those (12, to be exact) came down the stretch at the free throw line as Seattle attempted to keep the game close. Wroten also had six turnovers. Aziz N'Diaye recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Terrance Ross scored 12.

The Redhawks simply would not go away on Tuesday night and even outscored Washington in the second half. Aaron Broussard had 20 points and 10 rebounds, as Sterling Carter ended with 15 and eight. Clarence Trent added nine points of his own, while Cervant Burrell and Jarell Flora each contributed eight.

Washington will now have a few days off to learn from their mistakes on Tuesday before resuming Pac-12 play. The team will host the Washington St. Cougars on Sunday.

For more on the Huskies, head on over to UW Dawg Pound.

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Washington Huskies Basketball: Austin Seferian-Jenkins Joins Team

The Washington Huskies are struggling to start off Pac-12 play, and are looking for a spark to get their team rolling back into prime form. Perhaps a help from a tight end (yes, a tight end) could be the spark the basketball team needs to get back on track. Percy Allen of the Seattle Times reports how Austin Seferian-Jenkins is ready to play collegiate hoops.

"I love basketball," he said. "I'm just a go-go type of person. I don't like just sitting around. I just like to go. I love both football and basketball a lot and I want to be able to play both of them if I can and I have a chance to. So I got to follow my dreams and play both."

Lorenzo Romar said the freshman standout will practice today with the team, but doesn't expect he'll play tomorrow against Seattle University.

The Huskies have a proud history of letting football players crossing over to basketball. Most notably, Nate Robinson converted over to a Washington point guard, and ended up becoming an NBA star out of the experience. It's unclear if Seferian-Jenkins will have that kind of impact in his first season in the program. He hasn't even practiced with the team. But his value could be down the line as his 6'6" 258 pound athletic frame gives Washington a valuable big body to throw against teams that try to attack the paint.

To discuss Seferian-Jenkins playing hoops for the Huskies, check out UW Dawg Pound.

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Washington vs. Utah Final Score: Huskies Defeat Utes 57-53 On Road

The Washington Huskies played one of their worst games of the year on Saturday afternoon, but the team was able to escape the Utah Utes with a 57-53 victory. The win improves Washington's record to 9-6 on the season and they are now 3-1 in conference play. Utah falls to 4-11 on the season and is 1-2 in the Pac-12.

The Huskies took a slight lead heading into halftime and held off a late run in the closing minutes. Terrence Ross led the way with 14 points, including 11 in the second half, and brought down five rebounds. Aziz N'Diaye had nine points and six rebounds in just 23 minutes, while Tony Wroten scored eight. Abdul Gaddy dished out six assists and added seven points of his own.

Utah did not shoot the ball well and made just 19 of their 51 attempts from the field. They made only four shots from behind the arc. Josh Watkins led the way with 18 points and Cedric Martin scored 11.

Washington will return home and play Seattle University in a non-conference battle. They will face the Washington St. Cougars on Sunday, January 15.

For more on the Huskies, head on over to UW Dawg Pound.

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Washington vs. Utah Score: Huskies Lead Struggling Utes At Halftime

The Washington Huskies are looking to split their road trip after falling to Colorado earlier in the week, and after one half of play against the struggling Utah Utes, they lead 29-27. Both teams got off to very slow starts -- and, honestly, the 11 a.m. tipoff time might have played a big role in that -- but they managed to pick it up midway through the half.

The Huskies were led offensively by big man Aziz N'Diaye and forward Darnell Gant, who both finished with five points after 20 minutes of play. Gant picked up his third foul late in the half and may begin the second half on the bench to avoid even more foul trouble. Tony Wroten struggled shooting the ball and has just four points. The talented freshman point guard has two fouls as well.

Sharp-shooter Josh Watkins struggled a bit with the ball in his hands, but he leads all scorers with six points. Guards Chris Hines and Cedric Martin chipped in for five points each, while Kareem Storey added four points from off the bench.

The second half is about to begin. The Huskies desperately need to win this game. Two losses on the road to Colorado and Utah would all-but-eliminate Washington from March Madness short of the team winning the conference tournament.

For more on the team, head on over to UW Dawg Pound.

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Washington Vs. Colorado: Huskies Suffer Their First Pac-12 Loss, 87-69

The Washington Huskies visited the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday evening with hopes of both improving to a perfect 3-0 in conference play and picking up their first road win. In the end, they were handed a lopsided 87-69 Pac-12 defeat as they fell to an overall record of 8-6. The Buffaloes improve to 10-4 overall and to 2-0 in Pac-12 play.

The Buffaloes held a 40-30 lead entering halftime and added an additional 47 points after the break. Washington guard Tony Wroten led all scorers with 21 points, also picking up six rebounds, three assists and seven steals. Terrence Ross managed a double-double for the Huskies with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

UW will play their next game on Saturday, January 7 as they hit the road to take on the Utah Utes.

For all news and information on the Washington Huskies, please visit UW Dawg Pound. For updates and perspective on the Colorado Buffaloes, head on over to The Ralphie Report. For complete NCAABB coverage, please visit SB Nation's college hoops hub.

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Washington Vs. Colorado: Tipoff Time, TV Coverage, Radio & More

Coming off their big win over Oregon last time out, the Washington Huskies are looking for their first win away from Seattle this year, and hopefully will find it against the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday.

This will be the Huskies first Pac-12 trip to Colorado, and the 14th meeting with them all-time, with the Huskies owning a 7-6 advantage in the series. These two haven't faced each other since 1996 though, making a a nice start to a new inter-conference rivalry.

Colorado currently leads the conference in defensive field goal percentage, holding their opponents to an impressive 39% shooting from the floor on average this season. If Washington wants to get going on the road, they'll have to make sure that they get some good looks and easy buckets early in the game.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 5.

Time: 6:00 p.m. PT

Location: Coors Event Center (11,064) Boulder, CO

Radio: KJR 950 AM and 102.9 FM (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton)Satellite Radio: Sirius 94, XM 191 All-Time Series Record: UW, 7-6Last Time: UW 76-68, 1/2/9

TV: ROOT Sports (Drew Goodman, Ceal Barry, Alanna Rizzo - sideline)

For more on the Huskies, make sure to check out the UW Dawg Pound.

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Washington vs. Oregon State Score: Huskies Win Pac-12 Opener Behind Tony Wroten

The Washington Huskies know they'll need to come up big in conference play if they hope to reach the NCAA Tournament this season and they did so on Thursday night as they defeated the Oregon St. Beavers. In what was the first Pac-12 conference game to go final, the Huskies won 95-80 in front of a sparse home crowd. Washington led for just about all 40 minutes.

Tony Wroten was unstoppable and ended his night with 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists. C.J. Wilcox added 15 points, Abdul Gaddy and Desmond Simmons scored 13, while Aziz N'Diaye and Terrance Ross added 10 points each. The Huskies struggled from behind the arc as they shot 4-for-20 from deep, but hit 17 of their 20 free throw attempts.

Oregon St. battled for most of the night, but they simply did not have the firepower to score with UW. Joe Burton led the way 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists, although the crafty big man turned the ball over four times. Angus Brandt had a nice game with 16 points and four rebounds, while Jared Cunningham scored 15 of his own. The Beavers shot 50% from the field, but struggled from the free throw line, making just nine of their 17 attempts.

On Saturday, Washington will host Oregon, while Oregon St. will head to Washington St.

For more on these teams and continued Pac-12 hoops action, head on over to UW Dawg Pound and Building The Dam.

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Washington Vs. Oregon State: Tipoff Time, TV Coverage, Radio, And More

The Washington Huskies got out of the gates a bit sluggish in their non-conference play to start the season, but essentially have a fresh slate with the start of Pac-12 play as the Oregon State Beavers head to Alaska Airlines Arena to kickoff the conference schedule.

The Huskies (6-5) will have a tough task with the Beavers (10-2), who will be meeting for the 289th time overall in their rivalry. The Huskies are fresh off their beat down of Northridge, though the Beavers got the best of them in their last meeting in a 68-56 upset over Washington. The Huskies own the lead in the all-time series with a 152-136 margin dating back to 1904.

Without any clear frontrunners at this point in the Pac-12, conference play this season will hopefully be very well rounded, starting tonight at the AAA.

Location: Alaska Airlines Arena- Seattle, WA
Tipoff Time: 6:00 p.m. PT
TV: ROOT Sports (Kevin Calabro, Lenny Wilkens, Jen Mueller – Sidelines)
Radio: KIXI 880 AM (Mike Gastineau and Jason Hamilton)

For more on Husky’s basketball, head over to the UW Dawg Pound to get in on the action. For the Beavers side of things, mosey on ever to Building the Dam.

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Huskies Will Honor Andrew Moritz Before Game

An official release on the Washington athletic website, GoHuskies.com, announced that the team will honor the late Andrew Moritz before the team's Pac-12 opener on Thursday. Moritz, a former Husky player from 1997-2000, passed away from a three-year fight with cancer in late November.

The release didn't specify how exactly Moritz would be honored, but included this snippet:

The Huskies will play Thursday's game with a decal on the floor by their team bench displaying the initials A.M. and the years of his life, 1978-2011. (Via: GoHuskies.com)

CBSSports.com reports that Moritz' mother, Marilyn, will be on the court to receive a No. 11 Huskies jersey with a special patch sewn on it prior to the game.

In Washington's game against Marquette in early December, the team wore patches on their jerseys with the initials A.M. and the years of Mortiz' life, 1978-2011.

Thursday's game against Oregon State tips off at 6:00 p.m.

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Washington Vs. Oregon State: Q&A Preview With Building The Dam

Washington and Oregon State kickoff the Pac-12 conference season this Thursday at Alaska Airlines Arena. Here is some background information on the 10-2 Beavers leading into tomorrow's game.

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