The UW men's basketball team gets back into action today, hosting the Portland Pilots.
There are a couple of familiar names on the Portland roster: Sikma and Raivio. That is forward Luke Sikma, son of Sonics' immortal Jack Sikma; and Nik Raivio, brother of former Gonzaga Bulldog Derek Raivio.
The Huskies have lost four of five games and have fallen to .500 for the first time since Jan. 31, 2004.
A quick look at the game:
AT WASHINGTON (4-4)
3 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Series: Washington leads, 10-1. The Pilots' lone win came in 1993. The Huskies have won four in a row, most recently in 1998. UW is 56-18 all-time against current members of the West Coast Conference, with 14 of those losses coming against Gonzaga.
Statistical leaders: For Portland, G Nik Raivio, 11.2 ppg; Luke Sikma, 10 rpg and 3.1 apg. For UW, F Jon Brockman, 19 ppg and 11.6 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 4.6 apg.
Scouting report: UW has not revealed its starting lineup, but coach Lorenzo Romar indicated he might try a new combination. … Brockman leads the Pacific-10 Conference in rebounding, Overton leads in steals (2 spg) and Joel Smith leads in 3-point percentage (61.1). … Portland sophomore forward Robin Smeulders has experience with the Dutch National Team. … Point guard Taishi Ito has rejoined the Pilots after missing the last four games following the death of his father. Last season, Ito was the top WCC freshman in six statistical categories. … Starting forward Sherrard Watson is the only senior on the Portland roster, which includes six true freshmen.
Next: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, vs. Portland State, Hec Edmundson Pavilion, FSN.