Nothing but dubs for the University of Washington men’s basketball. They rolled into Corvallis and rolled right over the Oregon State Beavers. The 79-69 victory was the Dawgs’ ninth straight win and 7th in PAC-12 play.
The Huskies began the game on an 11-0 run in the first 3:30 minutes of play. They ended the first half with a commanding 40-27 lead. The second half saw the Huskies defense soften up but nonetheless, the Dawgs were able to fight off the comeback attempt. Jaylen Nowell finished with 19 points including seven of the last eight points for UW in the final two minutes. In this game, the Huskies also saw both Matisse Thybulle and senior David Crisp finish in double-digit points. Thybulle also had 5 steals in the game and moved into third all-time in the PAC-12 in steals.
The Huskies free throw shooting didn’t do so well and is something that needs improvement in the next game against USC. The Huskies finished shooting an impressive 58.3% from the field and both teams finished 36.8% from the three-point line.
Oregon State is now 12-7, and 4-3 in PAC-12 play. Washington’s record improves to 16-4 and of course, are now 7-0 in PAC-12 play. The question on a lot of Husky fans mind is, “is this team gonna be ranked soon?” You have to figure the answer is yes with just how good this team has been playing.
The UW basketball program has seen an NCAA tournament drought going back to Isaiah Thomas’ days there. This team may end that drought.
UW’s next game will be against USC in Seattle on Jan. 30 at 11 p.m. ET on FS1.