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Washington 77, Love & Basketball 73, OT
      
SEATTLE (AP) - With senior forward Heidi McNeill leading the way
with 16 points and 14 rebounds, the University of Washington
women's basketball team opened its season with a 77-73 overtime
victory over Love & Basketball, a team of former college players
based in Southern California, last night in Seattle.
In overtime, McNeill scored four of Washington's nine points,
sinking consecutive baskets to put the Huskies ahead 74-70.
Senior guard Michelle Augustavo and redshirt freshman Mackenzie
Argens came off the bench to add 12 and 10 points, respectively,
for the Huskies.
Washington trailed 21-5 12 minutes into the game.
Jessica Cheeks had 27 points and Tanisha Johnson 19 for Love &
Basketball.
A crowd of 725 turned out at the Huskies' Bank of America Arena.
The Huskies will play a second exhibition Monday night at the
Bank of America Arena, facing Corbin College of Salem, Ore., before
opening their regular-season season against Gonzaga Nov. 12.

Washington's Brockman could be limited against Western
Washington
      
SEATTLE (AP) - University of Washington senior power forward Jon
Brockman might not see much playing time when the Huskies play
their exhibition opener against Western Washington at their campus
Bank of America Arena at 7 tomorrow night.
Coach Lorenzo Romar says Brockman fell on his back during
Monday's practice and started having back spasms. But Romar says
Brockman is feeling better and he expects him to play some against
the NCAA Division II Vikings from Bellingham. How much playing time
remains in question.
Brockman was Washington's leading scorer and rebounder last
season at 17.8 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
If Brockman is able, he likely will be joined in the Washington
starting lineup by Quincy Pondexter, Isaiah Thomas, Justin Dentmon
and either Darnell Gant or Matthew Bryan-Amaning.

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