2009–10 Washington Huskies men's basketball team

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2009–10 Washington Huskies men's basketball
University of Washington Block W logo.svg
Pac-10 Tournament Champions
NCAA, #11, East Region, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #21
2009–10 record 26–10 (11–7 Pac-10)
Head coach Lorenzo Romar
Assistant coach Raphael Chillious
Assistant coach Paul Fortier
Assistant coach Jim Shaw
Home arena Bank of America Arena
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
y-California 13 5   .722     24 11   .686
Arizona State 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
†-Washington 11 7   .611     26 10   .722
Arizona 10 8   .556     16 15   .516
USC* 8 10   .444     16 14   .533
Oregon State 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
UCLA 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
Stanford 7 11   .389     14 17   .452
Oregon 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Washington State 6 12   .333     16 15   .516
2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 25

, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament
y-Clinched conference championship

The 2009–10 Washington Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Washington in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Lorenzo Romar's 8th season at Washington. The Huskies played their home games at Bank of America Arena and are members of the Pacific-10 Conference. They finished the season 26–10, 11–7 in Pac-10 play and defeated California in the finals of the Pac-10 Tournament to claim the conference tournament championship and an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. They earned an 11 seed in the East Region where they upset 6 seed Marquette in the first round and 3 seed and AP #8 New Mexico in the second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they were defeated by 2 seed and AP #6 West Virginia to end their season.

Pre-season[edit]

In the Pac-10 preseason poll, released October 29 in Los Angeles, CA during the Pac-10 media days[1] Washington was selected to finish 2nd in the conference.

2009–10 Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

A number of players on this team would one day play in the NBA. The list includes:

  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Quincy Pondexter
  • Justin Holiday
# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Venoy Overton 5'11" 185 G Jr. Seattle, WA, U.S. Franklin HS
2 Isaiah Thomas 5'8" 185 G So. Tacoma, WA, U.S. South Kent School
10 Abdul Gaddy 6'3" 190 G Fr. Tacoma, WA, U.S. Bellarmine Prep
11 Matthew Bryan-Amaning 6'9" 240 F Jr. London, England, U.K. South Kent School
12 Clarence Trent 6'5" 225 F Fr. Tacoma, WA, U.S. The Patterson School
15 Scott Suggs 6'6" 185 G So. Washington, MO, U.S. Washington HS
20 Quincy Pondexter 6'6" 215 F Sr. Fresno, CA, U.S. San Joaquin Memorial HS
22 Justin Holiday 6'6" 180 F Jr. Chatsworth, CA, U.S. Campbell Hall School
23 C. J. Wilcox 6'5" 180 G Fr. Pleasant Grove, UT, U.S. Pleasant Grove HS
31 Elston Turner 6'4" 205 G So. Missouri City, TX, U.S. Elkins HS
33 Tyreese Breshers 6'7" 255 F Fr. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Price HS
42 Brendan Sherrer 6'9" 240 F So. Monroe, WA, U.S. Archbishop Murphy HS
44 Darnell Gant 6'8" 225 F RS So. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Crenshaw HS

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at Washington Alma Mater (Year)
Lorenzo Romar Head Coach 8th Washington (1980)
Raphael Chillious Assistant Coach 2nd Lafayette (1996)
Paul Fortier Assistant Coach 5th Washington (2003)
Jim Shaw Assistant Coach 6th Western Oregon State (1985)
Lance LaVetter Director of Basketball Operations 8th Northern Arizona (1992)

2009-10 Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/04/2009 7:00 PM Central Washington #14 Bank of America ArenaSeattle, WA W 77–48  8,570
Regular Season
11/13/2009* 7:00 PM Wright State #14 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA
(Athletes In Action Basketball Classic)
FSNNW W 74–69  8,239 1–0
11/14/2009* 7:00 PM Belmont #14 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA
(Athletes In Action Basketball Classic)
W 96–78  8,410 2–0
11/15/2009* 7:00 PM Portland State #14 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA
(Athletes In Action Basketball Classic)
FSNNW W 111–55  8,236 3–0
11/20/2009* 8:00 PM San Jose State #14 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 80–70  8,155 4–0
11/29/2009* 6:00 PM Montana #14 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 63–59  8,515 5–0
12/03/2009* 6:00 PM at Texas Tech #12 United Spirit ArenaLubbock, TX
(Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series)
ESPN2 L 92–99 OT 9,912 5–1
12/06/2009* 7:00 PM Cal State Northridge #12 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 88–76  8,125 6–1
12/12/2009* 11:00 AM vs. #15 Georgetown #17 Honda CenterAnaheim, CA
(John R. Wooden Classic)
FSN L 66–74  N/A 6–2
12/19/2009* 7:00 PM Portland #24 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 89–54  9,275 7–2
12/22/2009* 8:00 PM Texas A&M #22 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 73–64  10,000 8–2
12/27/2009* 12:00 PM San Francisco #22 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 86–71  9,949 9–2
12/31/2009 7:00 PM Oregon State #17 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 76–70  9,843 10–2 (1–0)
01/02/2010 2:00 PM Oregon #17 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW L 79–90  10,000 10–3 (1–1)
01/08/2010 7:30 PM at Arizona State #24 Wells Fargo ArenaTempe, AZ FSNNW L 51–68  7,682 10–4 (1–2)
01/10/2010 2:30 PM at Arizona #24 McKale CenterTucson, AZ FSNNW L 70–87  12,899 10–5 (1–3)
01/14/2010 7:30 PM Stanford Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 94–61  9,720 11–5 (2–3)
01/16/2010 11:30 AM California Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 84–69  9,897 12–5 (3–3)
01/21/2010 7:30 PM at UCLA Pauley PavilionLos Angeles, CA FSN L 61–62  6,503 12–6 (3–4)
01/23/2010 7:30 PM at USC Galen Center • Los Angeles, CA FSNNW L 61–87  5,876 12–7 (3–5)
01/26/2010* 7:00 PM Seattle Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 123–76  10,000 13–7
01/30/2010 12:30 PM Washington State Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 92–64  10,000 14–7 (4–5)
02/04/2010 7:30 PM Arizona Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 81–75  9,917 15–7 (5–5)
02/06/2010 7:30 PM Arizona State Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 79–56  10,000 16–7 (6–5)
02/11/2010 6:00 PM at California Haas PavilionBerkeley, CA ESPN2 L 81–93  9,839 16–8 (6–6)
02/13/2010 5:00 PM at Stanford Maples PavilionStanford, CA FSNNW W 78–61  6,932 17–8 (7–6)
02/18/2010 7:30 PM USC Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW L 64–67  10,000 17–9 (7–7)
02/20/2010 6:00 PM UCLA Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA ESPN W 97–68  10,000 18–9 (8–7)
02/27/2010 7:00 PM at Washington State Beasley ColiseumPullman, WA FSNNW W 59–52  11,671 19–9 (9–7)
03/04/2010 7:00 PM at Oregon McArthur CourtEugene, OR W 86–72  8,004 20–9 (10–7)
03/06/2010 5:00 PM at Oregon State Gill ColiseumCorvallis, OR FSNNW W 82–70  8,014 21–9 (11–7)
2010 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/11/2010 7:40 PM vs. Oregon State Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA
(Quarterfinals)
FSN W 59–52  12,255 22–9
03/12/2010 8:45 PM vs. Stanford Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA
(Semifinals)
FSN W 79–64  15,971 23–9
03/13/2010 3:00 PM vs. California Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA
(Finals)
CBS W 79–75  15,851 24–9
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
03/18/2010* 4:20 PM vs. Marquette HP PavilionSan Jose, CA
(First Round)
CBS W 80–78  15,427 25–9
03/20/2010* 2:50 PM vs. #8 New Mexico HP Pavilion • San Jose, CA
(Second Round)
CBS W 82–64   16,044 26–9
03/25/2010* 4:27 PM vs. #6 West Virginia Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY
(Sweet Sixteen)
CBS L 56–69  22,271 26–10
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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