Lorenzo Romar, University of Washington’s head basketball coach, came to New York to play in the 17th Jimmy V Classic for Cancer Research at Madison Square Garden in New York. He had planned a five-day stay for his University of Washington Huskies that was more than hoops.
Although they lost a bitter two-point 79-77 war to the 10th ranked Marquette Warriors, Romar had his kids in study classes all week, as well as attending several shows on Broadway. They went to a museum, enjoyed watching a taping of a television show and made a memorable and touching visit to the 9/11 Memorial.
“They enjoyed all of that, but we also would have loved to have won the game,” said Romar. They will conclude their trip to the Garden with a game against Duke on Saturday. It was a memorable week for the Huskies, and kudos to Romar for mixing basketball and education.
Missouri beat Villanova 81-71 in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic, which has raised over $100 million for the organization.