Friday , Mar , 17 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Roy leads Huskies to win over Utah State; Illinois next

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – Brandon Roy netted a game-high 28 points and
dished out five assists to pace Washington past the Utah State Aggies, 75-61,
in an Oakland bracket first-round game at Cox Arena.

Jamaal Williams had 15 points while Bobby Jones and Justin Dentmon contributed
11 points apiece for the fifth-seeded Huskies (25-6), who are attempting to
reach the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. Washington will now face
fourth-seeded Illinois on Saturday.

Jaycee Carroll poured in 21 points and added six rebounds for No. 12 seed Utah
State (23-9), which lost to Washington for the first time in its last four
tries. Nate Harris posted a double-double with 19 points and 13 boards, and
Chaz Spicer donated 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

This and all of the games out of San Diego were briefly overshadowed by a bomb
scare earlier in the day.

A threat of suspicious activity caused the evacuation of the building during
the morning and delayed the start of the Marquette-Alabama game for an hour
and 10 minutes. All of the games following, as a result, were pushed back from
their original start times.

During a pre-game security check, two bomb-sniffing dogs were alarmed by a
vendor cart inside the stadium around three hours before the scheduled tip of
the first game. The building was immediately cleared before authorities
determined the arena to be completely safe.

UTAHST WASHINGTON