The University of Washington keeps rolling right along, beating the University of Southern California by a score of 75-62. Wednesday night marked UW’s 10th straight win and their 8th straight in PAC-12 play.
Things started out great, the team went on a 13-4 run against USC. The Trojans, however, quickly regained a little bit of momentum by getting on a run of their own. The Huskies put a stop to that quickly.
At halftime, the Dawgs lead 36-25. Coming into the second half Washington got off to a slow start on both ends of the floor, while the Trojans got on a quick run. The Huskies were able to shut down USC’s run and get back on track as well. Washington’s run began with Mattise Thybulle hitting a three-pointer, after that, it was all in UW’s favor. Senior Noah Dickerson was a big help in this tenth straight win as he was grabbing rebound after rebound, along with hitting big layup shots and getting to the free throw line.
When the final buzzer sounded Washington had capped off yet another win in the PAC-12.
Dickerson had himself a double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds, including six offensive rebounds. Thybulle was a big help in this game as he stole the ball six times, he also had 17 points. Four of the five starters for the Huskies finished in double digit points, while the team as a whole shot 44.8 percent from the field. Coach Hopkins Huskies also shot 33.3 percent from three-point range, and for yet another game the Huskies took the ball away 10+ times.
Washington this past week moved up in the rankings, is it time for them to crack the top 25? As of right now, the Huskies sit at 17-4 and 8-0 in the conference. They have a better record than six teams in the national rankings, I think it’s time for the Dawgs to get some respect from the country.
The University of Washington have a tough opponent on Sunday. The UCLA Bruins will try and end Washington’s amazing winning streak. That game will be broadcasted on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. EST.