Jon Brockman moved to the top of the UW career rebounding list with 1,054, but after the game, he was notably disppointed in his own performance.
"I don't think (the record) registered with me," Brockman said. "I wasn't very happy after the game. I was happy we won, but I just wasn't very happy with the way I played. But, you know, a win's a win. You've got to put everything else aside, and road wins in league don't come just sitting on your doorstep. I was proud of the way our guys played tonight. In the areas that I lacked, they were able to pick it up."
The Huskies' 84-67 win over Oregon moved UW to 12-4 on the season and 3-1 in the Pac-10. The Ducks fall to 6-11 and 0-5.
Here's my game story.
And some ighlights:
Stars of the game: Washington guards Isaiah Thomas and Justin Dentmon combined for 45 points, seven assists and five steals. With Oregon's long and athletic frontcourt giving Jon Brockman trouble, UW's backcourt took over.
Key stats: Oregon shot 36.7 percent from the field, 26.3 percent on 3-pointers and 64.3 percent on free throws. The Ducks also committed 20 turnovers, 12 in the first half. And while Oregon has a six rebound advantage at halftime, UW rallied to win the battle of the boards, 44-38.
Key run: Washington led, 40-37, at halftime. Then they instant separation when Thomas opened the second half with a 3-pointer and Quincy Pondexter finished on a fast break.
Observations: Brockman had another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. With his seventh and eighth rebounds he caught and passed Doug Smart, who had held the school career rebounding record of 1,051. … The Oregon student section was unusually subdued. At one point they chanted a mild insult at Brockman, but the 0-fer conference start seems to have taken something out of them.
Quotable: "I just expected so much more. It was nothing … I expected signs, everything Nate (Robinson) got. I was just expecting so much more, a crowd that was crazy, and it was really just not a factor." – Thomas, on his reaction to playing at Mac Court for the first time.
Next: 7 p.m. Saturday, at Oregon State, Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore.; FSN.
11 minutes left: UW is up, 63-51, and Jon Brockman just got his seventh rebound of the night, tying the school career rebound record.
Half: UW leads 40-37 in what has been a streaky game.
Isaiah Turner leads UW with 11 points, including two early treys. Quincy Pondexter has 10.
Jon Brockman has five rebounds, two away from the UW career record.
The Ducks have balanced scoring, with four guys ranging from 9 to 7 points.
Washington is getting outrebounded for the second consecutive game, 23-16.
Ducks 2-of-7 on 3-pointers.
7 p.m. The Huskies just took the court to maybe less-intense-than-usual boos, and I haven't heard any obscene chants yet. But the night is young.
Off we go.
6:50: By the way, this isn't the Huskies' last game at Mac Court. Oregon's new Knight Arena is currently just a muddy lot about to become a construction site. At best, that construction is expected to conclude in about two years, ideally opening in time for the 2010-11 Pac-10 season. That means next season will likely mark UW's last visit.
6:30: Oregon's student section is pretty much filling up its areas, but the rest of Mac Court is mostly empty for now. It should be rattling over the next couple of hours, as a very interesting Pac-10 game should unfold.
Big for the Huskies, who don't want that triple-overtime disppointment to Cal to morph into a losing streak.
Big for the Ducks, who are the only Pac-10 team without a league win.
Plus, it's Huskies and Ducks.
Unfortunately, no TV. I'll try to fill in some with any pregame news, keep the blog running through the game, and then hop back in after with notes and quotes.