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Huskies Basketball

Washington women’s basketball coach Neighbors gets extension

SEATTLE — The University of Washington has signed women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season with the Huskies coming off their first Final Four appearance in school history.

Date: 05/13/2016 | Sports

Huskies hire father of star recruit as assistant basketball coach

SEATTLE — The father of one of the nation's top basketball recruits in the 2017 class has joined Washington's coaching staff as an assistant.UW announced on Friday that Michael Porter, a longtime friend of Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar — and whose son, Michael...

Date: 05/06/2016 | Sports

Women’s basketball back on the rise in the Northwest

Mark it down. The months of March and April of 2016 are when the sport of women's basketball regained a position of prominence in the Puget Sound Region.When, at 4:11 p.m. PDT Thursday afternoon, WNBA president Lisa Borders announced Breanna Stewart as the Seattle Storm's...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Sports

UW’s renewed series with Gonzaga will start Dec. 7 in Spokane

Washington's renewed basketball series against Gonzaga will begin on the other side of the state.It was already known that the Huskies and Bulldogs would resume their lapsed home-and-home series next season, but there was some contention regarding which campus would host the...

Date: 04/13/2016 | Sports

A promising sign

UW's Talia Walton one of 12 players invited to attend WNBA draft

Date: 04/13/2016 | Sports

Outrun, outgunned

Syracuse pressure too much for Huskies in big semifinal loss

Date: 04/03/2016 | Sports

Center stage

Huskies, Plum ready for biggest game in program’s history

Date: 04/02/2016 | Sports

'On Cloud 9'

Jackson alum Kelli Kingma excited for Final Four experience

Date: 03/31/2016 | Sports

Going to the Final Four

For Huskies' Walton, she will remember it the rest of her life

Date: 03/29/2016 | Sports

AP All-Americans announced

Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to the third team

Date: 03/28/2016 | Sports

'What's Next?'

Huskies top Stanford 85-76, advance to NCAA women's Final Four

Date: 03/27/2016 | Sports

'Pickup game at the gym'

Pac-12 showdown: Huskies play Stanford for spot in Final Four

Date: 03/26/2016 | Sports

Huskies to Elite 8

UW women stun Kentucky 95-72 to advance to regional finals

Date: 03/25/2016 | Sports

Huskies had no chance to keep Murray, Chriss

The Washington Huskies had no chance at keeping Dejounte Murray and Marquese Chriss. Particularly this year. Their decisions to go pro after one season had nothing to with the Huskies' record, coach Lorenzo Romar's coaching, the current half-decade absence for the tournament or the...

Date: 03/24/2016 | Sports

Ready for battle

UW women face Kentucky and star guard Epps in Sweet 16

Date: 03/24/2016 | Sports

Going pro

Huskies' Murray, Chriss declare for NBA draft, will hire agents

Date: 03/23/2016 | Sports

Huskies relishing NCAA tourney run to women's Sweet 16

SEATTLE — When Mike Neighbors recalled the most important weekend for Washington's women's program in 15 years, he of course remembered the scene on the floor as the Huskies stunned Maryland on its home court, followed by the celebration in the locker room.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Sports

Commentary: Lack of rebounding hurt Huskies

As if losing a first-round NCAA tournament game to Yale last week wasn't bad enough, Baylor star Taurean Prince was challenged during the postgame press conference with a particularly inane question.In a confrontational tone, he was asked how Yale, an Ivy League school...

Date: 03/22/2016 | Sports

Huskies' season ends

San Diego State wins 93-78, knocks Washington out of NIT

Date: 03/21/2016 | Sports

Huskies to Sweet 16

Plum scores 32 points as Washington beats Maryland 74-65

Date: 03/21/2016 | Sports

Key to Huskies’ future?

A possible first-round NBA draft pick, Chriss has decision to make

Date: 03/20/2016 | Sports

Huskies win NCAA opener

Plum leads UW women to 65-53 win over Penn

Date: 03/19/2016 | Sports

Huskies face one of nation’s top defenses in San Diego State

SEATTLE — The Washington Huskies scored 107 points in their last basketball game.The Washington Huskies will not score 107 points in their next basketball game.Their second-round National Invitation Tournament matchup at San Diego State on Monday night will...

Date: 03/18/2016 | Sports

Dawgs win NIT opener

Murray, Chriss lead UW to 107-102 win over Long Beach State

Date: 03/15/2016 | Sports

Tournament time

Huskies excited to play Long Beach State in NIT opener

Date: 03/14/2016 | Sports

Washington women play Penn in first round of NCAA tourney

Seventh-seeded Washington plays No. 10-seed University of Pennsylvania on Saturday in College Park, Md., in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Sports

Better days ahead — maybe

Nick Patterson: UW’s very bright future comes with a big ‘if’

Date: 03/12/2016 | Sports

Husky men likely to receive NIT bid

The Washington Huskies will not play in the NCAA basketball tournament this season. But they probably aren't done playing basketball.With an overall record of 18-14 and a Pac-12 mark of 9-9, the Huskies are likely to be selected on Sunday to play in the National Invitation...

Date: 03/12/2016 | Sports

Ducks hold off Huskies

No. 8 Oregon beats Washington 83-77 in Pac-12 tournament

Date: 03/10/2016 | Sports

Huskies rout Stanford

Murray scores 25 as UW wins 91-68 in Pac-12 tourney opener

Date: 03/09/2016 | Sports

Tall task for Huskies

UW likely needs to win Pac-12 tournament for NCAA bid

Date: 03/08/2016 | Sports

Huskies’ Andrews voted first-team All-Pac-12

SEATTLE — After leading the league in scoring throughout the regular season, senior guard Andrew Andrews became the first Washington Huskies player since 2012 to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors when the conference announced its annual awards on Monday.Andrews, a...

Date: 03/07/2016 | Sports

Oregon State tops Washington 57-55 in Pac-12 women's semifinal

SEATTLE — Two years ago, Oregon State was the upstart unexpectedly making the Pac-12 tournament title game. Last year, as a No. 1 seed, the Beavers were surprisingly bounded in the quarterfinals.

Date: 03/05/2016 | Sports

Plum leads Washington past No. 11 Stanford 73-65

SEATTLE — Junior guard Kelsey Plum scored 29 points to become Washington’s all-time leading scorer and the Huskies turned back a furious fourth-quarter rally by No. 11 Stanford to post a 73-65 victory Friday night in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Sports

UW women beat Colorado 67-51 to reach Pac-12 quarters

SEATTLE — Kelsey Plum scored 27 on 10-of-18 shooting, including three 3-pointers, and Talia Walton added 16 points Thursday night to help the fifth-seeded Washington women beat No. 12 seed Colorado 67-51 in the first round of the Pacific-12 Conference tournament.

Date: 03/03/2016 | Sports

UW will miss party again, but bigger picture shows Romar's influence

For yet another March, the Washington Huskies' basketball program is the acme of awkwardness.Heading into Thursday night's games, every team in the Pac-12 has lost at least four conference games. The Huskies have lost nine, which includes, in order: By five at home to...

Date: 03/03/2016 | Sports

Career-high 47 for Andrews

Senior leads Huskies to 99-91 victory over Cougars

Date: 03/02/2016 | Sports

A good and loyal Dawg

Washington's Andrews leads the Pac-12 in scoring

Date: 03/01/2016 | Sports

Tourney hopes shot?

Washington falls to No. 13 Oregon 86-73 in crucial game

Date: 02/28/2016 | Sports

UW women clinch 5th in Pac-12 after 68-47 win over Buffs

SEATTLE — Kelsey Plum scored 18 points and Washington routed Colorado 68-47 on Saturday.The Huskies (20-9, 11-7 Pac-12) clinched fifth place in the conference standings, and padded its NCAA Tournament resume having won three of its last four regular season games.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Sports

Pac-12 reprimands Huskies’ coach Romar

SEATTLE — The Pac-12 on Friday announced a public reprimand of Washington Huskies men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar, who made comments about the officiating in UW's 82-81 loss at Oregon State on Wednesday night that the league office apparently deemed too critical.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Sports

Pac-12: End of UW-OSU game was handled correctly

Washington Huskies men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar contacted the Pac-12 office on Thursday regarding the end of Wednesday night’s 82-81 loss at Oregon State, claiming that the game clock started late on the final play.

Date: 02/25/2016 | Sports

UW women roll past Utah 73-60

SEATTLE — Kelsey Plum scored 26 points, hitting 11 of 12 from the free-throw line, to lead Washington past Utah 73-60 on Thursday night.

Date: 02/25/2016 | Sports

Huskies lose heartbreaker

Oregon State shocks Washington 82-81 at the buzzer

Date: 02/24/2016 | Sports

A lot on the line for both Huskies and Beavers

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In high school, Lorenzo Romar says, he used to analyze the NBA and NCAA basketball postseason the same way Washington Huskies fans might now.He had time then to break down all of the potential matchups and examine which teams had to win which games to...

Date: 02/23/2016 | Sports

No. 9 ASU goes on 14-0 run en route to 77-57 win over UW women

TEMPE, Ariz. — Quinn Dornstauder went up for a shot, came down with a thud. A hard foul by Washington's Kelsey Plum sent Arizona State's biggest player to the floor and her teammates raced to her defense, pushing the Huskies away.

Date: 02/21/2016 | Sports

Dawgs get a W

Huskies snap 4-game losing streak, beat Stanford 64-53

Date: 02/20/2016 | Sports

UW women rip Arizona 74-52

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Washington women's basketball team jumped on Arizona early and never let up, coasting to a 74-52 victory at the McKale Center on Friday night.The Huskies (18-8) overall, 9-6 Pac-12) used a balanced offensive attack in the victory, led by 22 points...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Sports

Romar encouraged despite UW's losing streak

SEATTLE — If you didn't watch Washington's Thursday night game against California — or if you didn't catch the final score — it might have seemed like coach Lorenzo Romar was describing a victory on Friday afternoon.He praised his team's defensive effort,...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Sports

Cal hands Huskies fourth straight defeat

SEATTLE – They missed too many free throws in the first half, and one really big one at the end of the second. They didn’t make a field goal during a six-minute stretch in the second half. They got out-rebounded. Again.

Date: 02/18/2016 | Sports

Huskies hope to rebound in more ways than one vs. Cal

SEATTLE — In order to end their three-game losing streak, and in order to enhance their uncertain NCAA tournament hopes with a dangerous California team visiting Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Thursday night, the Washington Huskies must rebound.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Sports

Canada leads No. 14 UCLA to 63-59 win over UW women

LOS ANGELES — Jordin Canada scored 16 points, including the game-clinching free throws with 2.3 seconds left, and added seven rebounds, nine assists and six steals as No. 14 UCLA edged Washington 63-59.

Date: 02/14/2016 | Sports

Huskies rally falls short

Colorado hangs on to beat Washington 81-80

Date: 02/13/2016 | Sports

Washington women hold off USC 61-53

LOS ANGELES — Kelsey Plum scored 22 points and Washington turned back Southern California 61-53 on Friday night.

Date: 02/12/2016 | Sports

Huskies' D 'unacceptable'

UW allows Utah to shoot 67.3 percent from field in 90-82 loss

Date: 02/10/2016 | Sports

The Natural

Huskies' Dime on pace to set single-season record for blocked shots

Date: 02/09/2016 | Sports

Oregon women score 35 in 4th, beat No. 24 Washington 75-63

SEATTLE — Maite Cazorla and Kat Cooper each scored 16 points and Oregon used 35 fourth-quarter points to beat No. 24 Washington 75-63 on Sunday.

Date: 02/07/2016 | Sports

Huskies lose 6th straight to 'Cats

No. 23 Arizona holds on to beat Huskies 77-72

Date: 02/06/2016 | Sports

Checking in on the exciting UW men's basketball team

I haven't had a whole lot of time to take in the University of Washington men's basketball team this season, but now that the Seahawks' season is over and the Mariners' pre-spring training luncheon has been dealt with, I can maybe devote a little bit of my time to the Huskies. In that...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Big crowd expected for Huskies vs. Wildcats

SEATTLE — Students planned to camp outside Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Friday night, the first such gathering in recent memory for a Washington Huskies basketball game. They already turned out in surprising numbers for each of UW's past three home games, filling the "Dawg...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Sports

Plum scores 30, but No. 9 Oregon St beats No. 24 Washington 61-53

SEATTLE — Scott Rueck and Oregon State jumped and screamed six years ago on the Washington court like they had just won a title. In reality, it was just Rueck’s first conference win, deep into an abysmal initial season at the helm of the Beavers.

Date: 02/05/2016 | Sports

Huskies outlast Sun Devils

Murray scores 34, UW rallies to 95-83 win over ASU in OT

Date: 02/03/2016 | Sports

Earning his keep

Freshman Green's minutes steadily increasing for Huskies

Date: 02/02/2016 | Sports

Plum leads No. 25 Washington women to 75-65 win over Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 28 points, surpassing 2,000 for her career, and No. 25 Washington defeated California 75-65 on Sunday.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Sports

Huskies fall to Trojans

Jovanovic leads USC to 98-88 win over Washington

Date: 01/30/2016 | Sports

Ready to rumble

Huskies know rematch with USC will be a tough test

Date: 01/29/2016 | Sports

No. 16 Stanford women top No. 25 Washington 69-53

STANFORD, Calif. — Lili Thompson scored 19 of her 27 points in the first half to help No. 16 Stanford build a big lead en route to a 69-53 win over No. 25 Washington 69-53 in Pac-12 women’s basketball action Friday night.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Sports

Huskies hang on in L.A.

UW blows 18-point lead, but battles to beat UCLA 86-84

Date: 01/28/2016 | Sports

UW's young roster still learning how to defend

LOS ANGELES — Andrew Andrews was a freshman — not even a freshman, really, because it was still summer — when he realized just how much defensive effort the college game would demand.It was his first open gym session at the University of Washington. Scott...

Date: 01/27/2016 | Sports

Huskies are wary, confident heading to UCLA and USC

SEATTLE — As the Washington Huskies prepare this week for what might be the Pac-12's most challenging basketball road trip — at UCLA and USC — they have reason to be confident.Why? Because they've already beaten both the Bruins and Trojans this season.

Date: 01/26/2016 | Sports

Washington women enter AP Top 25 for first time since 2003

University of Washington women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors has the Huskies back in the Top 25 for the first time in nearly 13 years.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Sports

Huskies fall in OT

Huskies fall 80-75 to Utah, drop into tie for first with Oregon

Date: 01/24/2016 | Sports

Huskies stuff Buffaloes

Andrews scores 33, UW earns 95-83 win over Colorado

Date: 01/20/2016 | Sports

‘Confident’ Crisp has been clutch for Huskies

SEATTLE — David Crisp dances in airports.Like, for real. By himself. In the middle of the terminal. For proof, consult the Washington Huskies men's basketball Twitter account, which on Saturday night, not long after UW's 89-85 victory at Arizona State, posted a video...

Date: 01/19/2016 | Sports

Cohen named Huskies’ interim athletic director

SEATTLE — Jennifer Cohen, a University of Washington employee since 1998, will serve as the UW’s interim athletic director while the school conducts a national search for Scott Woodward’s permanent replacement.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Sports

Pac-12 honors Huskies' Plum

SAN FRANCISCO — University of Washington guard Kelsey Plum was named the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday. Plum averaged 27.5 points per game in leading the Huskies to wins over a pair of ranked teams over the weekend.The Huskies defeated No. 17...

Date: 01/18/2016 | Sports

Huskies top Sun Devils

Andrews scores 30, Washington beats Arizona State 89-85

Date: 01/16/2016 | Sports

UW women topple No. 17 UCLA 64-56

SEATTLE — Kelsey Plum had 23 points, Talia Walton added 22 and Washington topped No. 17 UCLA 64-56 on Friday Night.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Sports

UW’s Romar ‘pretty sure’ Andrews will play vs. ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Pac-12's leading scorer spoke with reporters on Thursday night with his right ankle heavily wrapped, hobbling some in the hallway outside the visitor's locker room at McKale Center.A day later and about 113 miles to the northwest, Andrew Andrews sat...

Date: 01/15/2016 | Sports

Cats wallop Dawgs

No. 18 Arizona overpowers Washington for 99-67 win

Date: 01/14/2016 | Sports

Pac-12's first-place Huskies take on Arizona

SEATTLE — Three games into the Pacific-12 Conference season, the freshman-laden University of Washington men's basketball team is the league's surprising leader.Of course, given that two of those victories came in overtime against UCLA and Washington State, and the...

Date: 01/13/2016 | Sports

Huskies top Cougars

Andrews scores 29, Washington beats Washington St. 99-95 in OT

Date: 01/09/2016 | Sports

UW women fall short in 68-61 loss to No. 14 ASU

SEATTLE — Sophie Brunner had 15 points and nine rebounds as No. 14 Arizona State beat Washington 68-61 on Friday night.The Sun Devils (12-3, 3-0 Pac-12) forced Kelsey Plum to miss a difficult jumper with just over a minute left and the Sun Devils leading by three.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Sports

UW's Andrews thriving at point guard

PULLMAN — Before Dony Wilcher gets into the early mornings, the pull-ups at Peninsula Park, the sprints in the sand and up staircases and the endless hours spent snapping jumpers in the gym, let him tell you about the time Washington Huskies guard Andrew Andrews hustled him for...

Date: 01/08/2016 | Sports

Washington’s Scott Woodward named AD at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Scott Woodward has been named Texas A&M’s athletic director after serving in that same position at Washington since 2008.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Sports

Huskies notebook: UW heads to Pullman for first true road trip

SEATTLE — The travel is nothing new. Washington began this basketball season by flying to Shanghai for a single game against Texas, and two weeks later trekked to the Bahamas for a three-game tournament.In Shanghai, though, the Huskies played before a neutral crowd on...

Date: 01/07/2016 | Sports

Pac-12 honors Huskies’ Andrews

Washington's Andrew Andrews was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday for the second time this season.The fifth-year senior point guard from Portland tied a career high with 35 points in UW's 96-93 double-overtime victory over UCLA on Friday, then scored 24 points...

Date: 01/04/2016 | Sports

Down 22, Huskies rally to beat USC 87-85

SEATTLE — He jumped and screamed and waved his arms, punching the air with joyous fury as he stalked in front of the scorer’s table, the kind of celebration this team has not frequently initiated in recent years.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Sports

Huskies trying to adjust to officials calling tighter games

SEATTLE — His teenaged players might not have totally understood it until they took the Hec Edmundson Pavilion court on Friday night, but Washington Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar frequently emphasizes the importance of consistent energy and execution once Pac-12 play begins.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Sports

Huskies beat Bruins in 2OT

Andrews scores 35 points as Washington beats No. 25 UCLA 96-93

Date: 01/01/2016 | Sports

UC Santa Barbara stuns Huskies 83-78

SEATTLE — The UCLA Bruins visit Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Friday. UCLA has beaten Kentucky. UCLA has beaten Gonzaga. So, it can be safely assumed that UCLA will play a more challenging style of basketball than UC Santa...

Date: 12/28/2015 | Sports

Washington beats in-town rival Seattle for 11th straight time

SEATTLE – Since the series renewed in 2009, the Washington Huskies and Seattle University Redhawks have played mostly to lopsided final scores that exclusively favor the UW.

Date: 12/22/2015 | Sports

Felder scores 38 as Oakland beats Washington 97-83

SEATTLE — At 5-foot-9 and 176 pounds, Oakland point guard Kahlil "Kay" Felder does not amaze with aesthetics. He does not stand out in a layup line. He does not leap above defenders for ferocious dunks.

Date: 12/19/2015 | Sports

Oakland 'unlike any opponent' the Huskies have faced

SEATTLE — To best describe the task of defending 5-foot-9, 176-pound Oakland point guard Kahlil Felder, whose team visits the Washington Huskies for a 1:30 p.m. game Saturday at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, coach Lorenzo Romar has to reach all the way back to his rec-league days.

Date: 12/18/2015 | Sports

Huskies' frenetic style too much for Montana in 92-62 blowout win

SEATTLE — Lorenzo Romar continues to brace for the storm. He knows there are opponents on this year’s schedule that will not allow his Washington Huskies men’s basketball team to score off turnovers, to pressure its way into easy offense, to dribble and pass and dunk...

Date: 12/12/2015 | Sports

Breunig Blossoming

Ex-Husky forward has become force for Montana

Date: 12/11/2015 | Sports

Andrews scores 32 as Huskies rout TCU 92-67

SEATTLE — How thoroughly did the Washington Huskies dominate the visiting TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday night?Consider the following first-half sequence:After senior guard Andrew Andrews netted a 3-pointer late in the first half, Matisse Thybulle stole the...

Date: 12/08/2015 | Sports

Thybulle leads Huskies to 87-69 victory over Cal State-Fullerton

SEATTLE — Matisse Thybulle owns his identity as a defensive-oriented basketball player.

Date: 12/06/2015 | Sports

Huskies' men's basketball team home for 8 straight games

SEATTLE — After spending the first two-plus weeks of the regular season globetrotting, the Washington Huskies are about to become homebodies.They opened the season in Shanghai. They played two home games before leaving for the Bahamas, where they played three games in...

Date: 12/05/2015 | Sports

Second-half spurt lifts Huskies past Charlotte 71-66

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Andrew Andrews had 30 points and 13 rebounds and Washington rallied in the second half to slip past Charlotte 71-66 Friday in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.Noah Dickerson added 13 points and nine rebounds.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

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