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In beating Virginia 106-63 in the Maui Invitational Monday night, Washington matched the point total of the Cavaliers’ first two opponents.
The 106 points also marked the most points given up by a Tony Bennett team in his two seasons as Virginia coach.
Washington also tied a school record with 17 three-pointers, which were also two shy of the Maui Invitational record set in 1991 by Loyola Marymount.
“So focused, so dialed in,” Coach Lorenzo Romar said of Washington’s sharp-shooting. “If this team comes out and is so focused, they can be a special team.”
Romar said the Huskies can be special because of added size, added depth (10 players averaging 16 or more minutes) and added experience (only two scholarship freshmen play a lot).
“An experienced, explosive team,” Bennett said of Washington. “We are very inexperienced and it shows.”
Of course, Kentucky is a freshman-oriented team.