There might be one advantage to the Huskies and Lehigh canceling their Tuesday game: Jon Brockman gets some extra rest on his sprained ankle.
Otherwise, coach Lorenzo Romar sounded disappointed at the turn of events. Every game is a test, he said, and the Huskies were eager for another before pausing for their holiday break.
Romar said it is unlikely that the game can be rescheduled before the start of conference play. But he is hoping the game can be rescheduled, in part because the team would like a chance at another victory to impress the NCAA tournament committee on Selection Sunday.
He didn't rule out the possibility of UW playing a makeup game against some other opponent -- although that seems less likely since other opponents would likely already have their full allotment of games.
In any case, Romar said that instead of playing a game tomorrow, the Huskies will practice and perhaps scrimmage before taking their holiday break. They'll return on Friday to begin preparation for their Sunday game against Montana.
Lehigh was in the air on a commercial flight about two hours out of Newark, N.J., when the flight turned around due to the weather conditions at SeaTac airport.
A quote from Romar:
"They were on the plane for two hours headed out to Seattle and they had to turn around because they said that SeaTac didn't have the necessary equipment to allow them to land safely. … We definitely cannot fault Lehigh for not being able to get here."
A quote from Brockman:
"My ankle feels a lot better. It is still a little swollen, so I just need to do the things necessary to get the swelling out and get it strengthened. I haven't taken any steps backward in terms of how it feels, so that is a good sign. I'm just trying to take it day by day, do what the trainers ask me to do and get in back into full strength. Maybe this break will help me do that."