Lorenzo Romar facing off against his longtime assistant Cameron Dollar is an inescapable subplot to this season's UW-SeattleU game. (Here's our game preview.) However, after being swept in LA last weekend, the Huskies really need to use this four-game homestand as perhaps a last chance to turn this season back in the right direction.
Here's a quick look at the match:
SEATTLE U.(9-11)AT WASHINGTON (12-7)7 p.m. Tuesday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.TV: FSN. Radio: 950-AM (UW) and 710-AM (SU).
Series: Seattle leads, 20-4, and 11-1 at home. However, the series had been dormant for 29 seasons before resuming last season, when UW won 87-60 at home. Over the next four seasons, the series will rotate between KeyArena and Hec Ed.
Statistical leaders: For SU -- PF Charles Garcia, 20.7 ppg, 9.1 rpg; G Cervante Burrell, 3.9 apg. For UW – F Quincy Pondexter, 19.5 ppg and 7.8 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.3 apg.
Scouting report: Washington is 12-1 at home, while the Redhawks are 3-8 on the road. However, this is their shortest trip of the season: about 4 miles from the SU campus. … UW has lost its past two games, while the Redhawks arrive after back-to-back wins over Utah Valley and Cal State Northridge. … Northridge is one of three common opponents: UW beat the Matadors by 12, while SU split two meetings. UW also beat Portland by 35, while SU lost by 18. However, UW beat Oregon State by six at home, while SU beat the Beavers by 51 in Corvallis. … Garcia originally committed to UW, before academic enrollment issues detoured him to SU. … Among the five Redhawks from the state of Washington is forward Aaron Broussard of Federal Way, who averages 10.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. … SU will wear burgundy-colored throw-back uniforms, and players will wear the numbers of SU legends. Garcia will wear Elgin Baylor’s No. 22.
Next: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, vs. Washington State, Edmundson Pavilion, FSN.