Dec. 23, 2004
SEATTLE, WA - Sophomore Jamaal Williams led all scorers with a career-high 22 points on 11 of 12 shooting, while junior Bobby Jones added 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead the University of Washington to a 114-53 win over visiting Sacred Heart University on Wednesday night. The 12-ranked Huskies took advantage of 34 Pioneer turnovers, scoring 55 points off those miscues.
Sacred Heart, 1-7, started quickly and took an early 7-3 lead. Turnovers then began to rear their ugly heads and helped Washington to a 24-0 run over the next five minutes and the Huskies ran out to a 27-7 lead. Washington turned 15 first-half turnovers by the Pioneers into 25 points and the Huskies went into the locker room with a 55-31 lead at the intermission.
Freshman guard Luke Granato (Rocky Hill, CT) provided the biggest highlights for the Pioneers in the first half, knocking down all four three-pointers he took and finished with 12 points.
Early turnovers for the Pioneers gave the Huskies a chance to extend the lead at the start of the second half. Seven turnovers in the first six minutes allowed Washington to push the lead to 76-40 with 13:22 to play and the Huskies cruised home from there.
Granato led the Pioneers in scoring with a career-best 15 points. Junior center Kibwe Trim also finished in double figures with 11 points. Junior guard Mike Parker (Windsor, CT) finished with a career-high nine assists.
Sophomore Joey Henley (Kent, WA), making his return to his home state was held to six points and five rebounds. Freshman Brice Brooks (Silverdale, WA) was frustrated as well, finishing with two points and five boards.