Mike Hopkins Is Realistic Yet Confident About the Future of UW BasketballHopkins, a long time assistant under Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, was slated to take over for the Orange after next season. But those plans changes when news broke on Sunday that Hopkins would be the new Huskies coach. The crux of Hopkins' message to media and fans in attendance was two-fold: there's a lot of work to be done, but he is committed to bringing success back to UW basketball.
Plum Scores 38 as Washington Races Past Oklahoma 108-82Plum and the third-seeded Huskies are going to the Sweet 16 in consecutive years for the first time in school history after dispatching No. 6 seed Oklahoma 108-82 in an entertaining offensive shootout where the Sooners' simply couldn't keep up.
UW Tabs Syracuse Assistant Mike Hopkins as New CoachMike Hopkins seemed destined to become a head coach. The surprise is that it's not happening at Syracuse. He was hired Sunday at Washington, which moved swiftly after firing Lorenzo Romar four days earlier.
Plum Leads Way as Washington Beats Montana State 91-63Kelsey Plum scored 17 of her 29 points in the second half, Chantel Osahor had her 28th double-double of the season with 16 points and 19 rebounds, and No. 3 seed Washington pulled away in the second half for a 91-63 win over 14th-seeded Montana State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.
Washington Could Be Gutted After Head Coach Firing
Washington Parts Ways With Lorenzo RomarThe University of Washington has parted ways with basketball head coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons, the university has confirmed.
Washington's Sidney Jones Injures Left Leg in WorkoutsSidney Jones, a potential first-round draft pick, injured his left leg during defensive back drills in pro day workouts at the University of Washington on Saturday.
Washington Freshman Markelle Fultz Declares For DraftWashington star freshman guard Markelle Fultz has declared for the NBA draft.
Huskies End Season With Loss To USC In Pac-12 TourneyWashington, holding an RPI of 202 entering the day, played without potential No. 1 NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz for a fourth straight game. The Pac-12 top scorer sat out with a sore knee, meaning the freshman's college career is likely over.
Washington Receiver John Ross Breaks NFL Combine's 40 RecordRoss completed the feat on his first attempt Saturday, breaking Chris Johnson's record of 4.24 seconds in 2008.
With Records Out Of the Way, Focus On NCAAs For Pac-12 TeamsThe conference tournament gets underway with four opening round games: California vs. USC; Arizona State vs. Utah; Washington State vs. Colorado; and Oregon vs. Arizona. No. 6 Oregon State, No. 10 Stanford, No. 11 Washington and No. 15 UCLA received byes to Friday's quarterfinals.
Washington Hires Scott Huff as New Offensive Line CoachHuff spent last season as the offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator for Boise State. He also played 40 games as a center for Boise State from 1999-2002.