Sunday , Nov , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Huskies continue lengthy homestand against Hornets

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – The 17th-ranked Washington Huskies resume
their season-opening seven-game homestand today, when they host the
Sacramento State Hornets in non-conference action from Bank of America

The Huskies opened their 2006-07 campaign by hosting the BTI Classic, a
tournament in which they won thanks to three wins in the same amount of
days. It is the third straight regular-season tournament won by Washington,
which defeated Northern Iowa (70-61) in the finale on Tuesday. The win
marked the Huskies’ 17th straight against non-conference opponents during the
regular season dating back to a 99-87 setback at Gonzaga on December 1, 2005.

As for Sacramento State, it has participated in four contests this season,
going an even 2-2. Most recently, the Hornets snapped a brief two-game slide
with 75-53 triumph over Denver on Friday, their first road win of the

Sacramento State and Washington have met on just one previous occasion,
with the Huskies claiming a 94-57 triumph in 1979.

Haron Hargrave poured in a career-best 31 points in leading the Hornets to a
21-point win over Denver on Friday. Hargrave, who was making his first
appearance of the season, tied a school-record with eight three pointers in
the contest. Loren Leath added 15 points, while Alex Bausley had 12 points,
seven rebounds and five steals. Leath and Bausley have provided a nice one-
two punch for Sacramento State early on and are combining for 30.3 ppg and
10.0 rpg. The Hornets shot just 39.7 percent from the floor last game, but
made up for it by knocking down 11-of-25 three pointers and grabbing 42
rebounds. On the year, the Hornets are making good on 44.6 percent of their
shots from the floor and 39.1 percent from long range and that has helped them
average 75.2 ppg.

The Huskies showed that they can score points and in a hurry, as they averaged
a healthy 90.3 ppg in their season-opening tournament. The team also shot 51.0
percent from the field and outrebounded their foes by 13.7 ppg in the three
day event. Justin Dentmon led the team in tournament play with 15.3 ppg and
4.0 apg, while Jon Brockman added 14.7 ppg to go along with a team-high 8.7
rpg. In the team’s last outing, Dentmon poured in 17 points and collected six
caroms to lead Washington to a nine-point win over Northern Iowa. Spencer
Hawes contributed 16 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies, who shot a
season-low 42.9 percent from the floor in the game. The team however, did do
a good job capitalizing on their free-throw attempts, going 18-of-21 from the
line in the victory.