More details on Arizona's 87-70 win are in our Monday story and in the post blog below. But here's the skimmers' version:
Star of the game: Arizona's Jamelle Horne led all scorers with 22 points, including five of eight 3-pointers.
Key stats: Arizona outrebounded UW 40-23. It's the third straight game the Huskies have lost the battle of the boards, and Romar admits that has become a trend and that trend has become a problem. ... Leading scorers Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas combined for zero points and only four shots in the first half. Thomas ended with a UW-high 18, which Pondexter had seven. After the game, Romar said as head coach it is his responsibility to make sure his leading scorer gets more shots.
Key run: UW closed to within two points -- 37-35 -- early in the second half. But UA's Derrick Williams hit a couple of foul shots, and Horne and Kevin Parrom added a pair of jumpers. That got the momentum back for the Wildcats and brought the crowd back into the game.
Quotable: "Washington has a great transition game, and is the best in the conference at offensive rebounding. They're a very good team, but everyone has their bumps in the road, and I know that when we next meet them, they will be back up and running."
What fans will be talking about: Whether the Huskies can turn this three-game losing streak around in time to get back in the Pac-10 race or to even work their way into the postseason. The Huskies, not surprisingly, say yes. Here's a quote from Isaiah Thomas: "Oh we will. It’s early in the season. We’ve got (14) more games. It’s early there’s no need to panic. We’re a good team and we’ll get back on track."
Next: The Bay Area schools visit Hec Ed this week, starting with Stanford at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.