Saturday's meeting marks the first time Washington and Illinois have met in NCAA Tournament history. The two teams have played five times previously, with the Huskies holding a 3-2 edge. The two teams have met once previously on a neutral court with Washington winning 81-68 in Portland, Ore. in 1977.
Saturday's game marked the fifth NCAA Tournament game for Illinois against a Pac-10 opponent (3-2)
Washington will be making their fourth trip to the Sweet 16 (0-3) in school history.
Washington has a perfect 4-0 record this season against ranked opponents.
The Huskies are now 8-2 vs. NCAA Tournament qualifiers
The Huskies now have a 3-0 all-time record at Cox Arena
Brandon Roy's 14 free-throw attempts tied Donald Watts for the most by a Washington player in an NCAA Tournament game.
Roy set a new Husky record for free-throw makes in an NCAA Tournament game with 11. The previous school-best mark was 10, which was set on two occasions.
Roy (21 points) reached 20-plus points for the eighth time this season.
Washington has not lost a game this season to an opponent outside the Pac-10 conference, holding a 13-0 non-conference record.
Washington's bench outscored Illinois' bench 18-9, including a 13-3 advantage in the first half.
Illinois scored 38 points in the paint, compared to Washington's 20.
Three Illinois players scored in double-digits (Augustine-19, Brown-15, McBride-13)
Washington's Brandon Roy led all scorers with 21 points. He scored 49 points in Washington's two wins in San Diego.
Washington's Jamaal Williams tied a career-high with three blocked shots.
Washington has a 17-0 record when holding its opponents to under 70 points.
Washington is 22-2 when out-rebounding its opponents this season.
Illinois' largest lead of the game was 11 points (51-40 at 13:22 of the second half).
Illinois scored 14 of the first 16 points in the second half as Washington missed their first six shots from the field.
Illinois made nine of its first 15 shots in the second half, while Washington converted 3 of its first 13.
Washington led by as many as 14 points in the first half (28-14 at 4:45).
Illinois closed out the first half on a 19-7 scoring run.
After Washington scored the first six points of the game, Illinois scored the next nine. Washington then went on to score the next 14 points to open a 23-11 lead.
Washington led, 35-33, at halftime.
There were seven ties and six lead changes in the first half.
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