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maynard g krebs
12-20-2011, 05:41 AM
As a followup to UW's Sunday debacle, the Seattle Times today lists UW's 5 worst home nonconference losses in the LAST 50 YEARS:

(all in December)
1989 No. 1 Duke 87-61
1981 Idaho 86-61
2003 No.17 Gonzaga 86-62
2001 No.25 Gonzaga 67-47
2011 S.Dakota St. 92-73

So, 50 years is probably what, 300-400 noncon home games? Anyone know how many of those were against GU? I think it's 5 since '97.

tobizag
12-20-2011, 06:20 AM
that 2003 game...my freshman year. don't remember the game much as immediately following it, my future wife was giving me a hand up from a couch under a lofted bed...smacked my head on the crossbeam. haha.

i think not having this game on the schedule sucks most in years like this, when you have two guys who grew up playing against and with each other in washington, going to the opposing schools, and not having a chance to prove who's better on the court. (bell and wroten) so often we have the best talent leaving our backyard for big factory schools, so when they stay home you'd like to see them get to play each other. it's good for the state.

rennis
12-20-2011, 07:15 AM
I was at that game in 2003. That was a great game to be at if you were a Gonzaga fan.

Zag365
12-20-2011, 09:51 AM
So, to make the list, all we had to do was play slightly better than South Dakota State but not quite as good as Idaho. Our record of Husky OOC beatdowns is officially tainted!

DixieZag
12-20-2011, 11:04 AM
If I recall correctly, that 1981 Idaho team was coached by Don Monson and was ranked as high as 6th in the country at one point.

The NCAA tournament was formatted differently back then and they didn't make the FF, of course, I think they got upset in the second round, regardless, they were very very good.

DixieZag
12-20-2011, 11:10 AM
If I recall correctly, that 1981 Idaho team was coached by Don Monson and was ranked as high as 6th in the country at one point.

The NCAA tournament was formatted differently back then and they didn't make the FF, of course, I think they got upset in the second round, regardless, they were very very good.

Just did what I should have done before the post and looked it up, that was the year that Idaho went 26-2, had Brian Kellerman and Phil Hopson, beat Iowa (Lute Olson) in Pullman in the second round of the NCAA tournament but then got blasted by Oregon State in the sweet sixteen. Looking back, Monson was one unbelievable coach.