Washington's Jon Brockman and Washington State's Daven Harmeling became fast friends last spring while attending a student-athlete leadership...
Washington’s Jon Brockman and Washington State’s Daven Harmeling became fast friends last spring while attending a student-athlete leadership conference in San Francisco, finding they had a lot in common.
“We keep in contact, call each other after games,” Brockman said.
They now have something else linking them — a Pac-10 player-of-the-week honor.
Brockman was honored for the first time in his Washington career Monday, getting the award after totaling 36 points and 24 rebounds in wins over California and Stanford.
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“It was a little bit of a surprise, but it’s a great honor,” he said. “I know there are a lot of other deserving players who could have gotten it.”
The Huskies’ next game is against the Cougars and Harmeling, who has won the award twice this season, including last week.
Brockman had double-doubles against the Bears and Cardinal as the Huskies moved back into contention for an NCAA tournament at-large berth. Their chances could improve that much more with a win over the Cougars on Wednesday.
Brockman is the second Huskies player to win the award this season; Spencer Hawes was honored in December after a win over Louisiana State.
Wednesday’s UW-WSU game was originally scheduled for Saturday. But when the Huskies came to an agreement last spring to play at Pittsburgh, they asked WSU if their game could be moved.
The Cougars obliged, and Washington instead will play at Pitt on Saturday. When the in-state rivalry game was moved, however, it complicated the TV situation.
The game will be shown on FSN Northwest in most of the network’s five-state reach. But due to a conflict with the Sonics, the game will not be shown on FSN Northwest inside a 75-mile radius of Seattle.
There, the game will be available on Comcast Ch. 17. In Bellingham, it will be available on Comcast Ch. 76.
The game will also be shown on Fox College Sports Central, which is available on DirecTV, the Dish Network, Wave Broadband and Click! Network.
The Huskies learned Monday that their Feb. 22 game at Oregon State will start at 6 p.m. so it can be shown live on FSN Northwest. FSN picked up the Washington State at Oregon game for its national broadcast that night, and it tips off at 8 p.m.
Washington is still awaiting word whether games against USC on March 1 and UCLA on March 3 will be picked up for TV.
The UCLA game is almost a certainty to be picked up either for broadcast by CBS at 11 a.m. or ABC at 12:30 p.m.
• Cougars guard Derrick Low asked out of Saturday’s game against Cal after rolling an ankle, but is expected to be fine for Wednesday’s game. Low was 1-for-6 shooting against Cal with two points in 30 minutes. “That wasn’t a typical Derrick Low game,” said Cougars coach Tony Bennett.