In 1984, freshman Reggie Lewis played his first NCAA tournament game and scored 31 points on 15-for-17 shooting in a loss to Virginia Commonwealth. "The surprising thing was that we didn't think Reggie was that good on the perimeter," says Karl Fogel, then an assistant but now the new head coach, who inherits all five starters from a 26-5 team.
As a junior last season, Lewis struck for 23.8 points per game and put 36 on Oklahoma while losing to the Sooners in the NCAAs. His greatest gift is that he gets his points without taking anything away from the other Huskies. And Lewis is looking with longing at the new three-point shot. "It's such a little, itty-bitty jumper," he says. After opening-round tournament losses the past two seasons, the Huskies hope Lewis can rack up enough little J's to give them a couple of W's.