Posted March 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer The last two years Washington has gone to the conference tournament facing questions about its NCAA worthiness and put all those to rest by winning the tournament title and earning an automatic NCAA tournament bid. Surprise, surprise, the Huskies find themselves in the same place yet again, even after winning the Pac-12 regular-season title outright. ''We need to win some games. I don't know if we're a slam dunk for the tournament,'' Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said Tuesday. ''That's how we felt going in the last two years.'' Certainly that approach has served the Huskies (21-9, 14-4) well in the previous two Pac-10 tournaments. And avoiding an opening-game exit this year might prove vitally important for Washington with continuing debate about just how many NCAA bids the Pac-12 should receive in a down year for the conference. Washington enters the Pac-12 tou...

Pac-12 Coach of the Year - Lorenzo Romar

Washington Huskies head coach Lorenzo ROMAR guided Washington to its second Pac-12 title under his watch and the first since 2009, with a 14-4 league mark and 21-9 overall record. Under Romar, the Huskies put together their fourth consecutive 20-win season and the sixth of his tenure at Washington. This is Romar's third Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor, with his first coming...

Washington Huskies rake in Pac-12 mens hoops honors

Lucky 7 The Pac-12 regular season is in the books and it’s time to hand out some hardware. The Washington Huskies finished the season on top, winning the Pac-12 season title heading into this week’s Pac-12 tournament. They also hauled in some season accolades that were announced just this afternoon by the Pac-12. Without further ado, I bring to you the Husky haul from the 2011...

Romar named Pac-12 Coach of the Year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., – On top of an outright Pac-12 regular-season championship, the Washington Huskies received more good news Monday as Lorenzo Romar was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Tony Wroten was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and Terrence Ross joined Wroten on the Pac-12 All Conference Team. Junior center Aziz N'Diaye was named to the All-Defensive Team.

Pac-12 Freshman of the Year - Tony Wroten

Washington Huskies standout first year guard Tony WROTEN becomes the fifth Washington player to earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and first since 2009, joining Chris Welp (1984), Mike Hayward (1988), Mark Pope (1992) and Isaiah Thomas (2009). Wroten was a key piece all season for Pac-12 regular season champion Washington, leading the Huskies in scoring (16.3 ppg/4th in Pac-12...

Venoy Overton in trouble

First reported over at the Seattle Times today Venoy Overton pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting prostitution, entering an Alford plea. It all started in January 2011. When police investigated Overton after he had sex with two 16-year-old girls he met online. He was ultimately charged with providing alcohol to a minor, which in Washington State is a gross misdemeanor. ...

Tuesday UW Player Quotes

SEATTLE - spoke Tuesday with C.J. Wilcox, Tony Wroten, Terrence Ross, and Darnell Gant at Alaska Airlines Arena to see how they are feeling as the Washington Huskies put their No. 1 seed on the line starting Thursday at the Pac-12 Conference Tournament in Los Angeles.

Beach's Bits

The Washington Huskies are conference champions. Though Saturday's loss to UCLA may have dampened the celebration, the Huskies earned the right to call themselves champions. The Huskies, picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 pre-season media poll, overcame one of the league's most inexperienced rosters to stake their claim atop the Pac-12 for the second time in four years.

Q&A - Cort Dennison

With Washington's Pro Day coming up this Thursday, wanted to catch up with former linebacker Cort Dennison to see what he's been up to since the Alamo Bowl. The senior linebacker has been hard at work training for Pro Day, but he's also been talking to a number of friends to get their perspective on what it's like to go from college into the ranks of...

Q&A - Jermaine Kearse spoke this week with former Washington receiver Jermaine Kearse, who was one of four Huskies who took part in the recent NFL Combine in Indianapolis. He talked about that experience, as well as what he's been doing in preparation for Thursday's UW Pro Day, held at the Dempsey Indoor Facility.
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