Tuesday , Jan , 03 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Huskies down Big Red

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Jon Brockman scored 17 points and pulled down
12 rebounds, as 10th-ranked Washington breezed past Cornell, 87-71, at Bank of
America Arena.

Justin Dentmon added 15 points and Jamaal Williams tallied 13 points and seven
rebounds for the Huskies (12-1), who outrebounded the Big Red, 46-27. Brandon
Roy finished with 11 points and six boards for Washington, which shot 60.6
percent (20-of-33) from the field in the first half and 53.8 percent for the
game.

“Jon, believe it or not, is playing a different type of basketball game than
he has ever played in his life,” said Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar. “He
is guarding on the perimeter, he is put into a position to handle the ball on
the perimeter, and he is not just in the confines of the paint, where he has
spent a lot of time and dominated by doing so. On this level we spread out a
little more, and that is just a learning process, that is something that he is
just going to continue to work for.”

Jason Hartford had 17 points for the Big Red. Lenny Collins had 15 points and
Ryan Rourke added 11 points for Cornell (4-8), which lost despite committing
just eight turnovers to 14 for Washington.

“We shot the basketball pretty well against a great team. We took care of the
ball and played pretty good defense on the perimeter,” said Cornell head coach
Steve Donahue.

The Huskies had the nation’s longest homecourt winning streak end on Saturday
in a 96-95 double-overtime defeat to Arizona.

Washington scored seven straight points to push to a 19-12 lead, as Brockman
finished the spurt with a layup. That advantage grew to 49-34 at the half, and
a jumper by Dentmon moved the cushion to 63-43 with 15:13 remaining.

Game Notes

Monday’s win makes Washington a perfect 11-0 in non-conference play this
season, marking the 16th time in school history that UW has not suffered a
loss out of conference play. The last time was 1980 when that squad went 9-0
against opponents outside the Pac-10 before finishing the season 18-10…Of
Washington’s 87 points, 48 were scored in the paint…Washington committed a
season-low nine fouls in the game.

CORNELL WASHINGTON