It’s hard to criticize a team operating 50 stories above preseason expectations, which is exactly what UW is doing this year. But despite an array of wins telling the college-basketball world “we’re coming,” the Huskies are yet to have one saying “we’re here.”
The Huskies have lost five straight games to Wildcats, including a 99-67 rout last month. UW expects a sellout at Alaska Airlines Arena - the first since 2012 - which should provide an energetic atmosphere.
Shooting slump? What slump? Washington senior Andrew Andrews had been oblivious to the precipitous dip in his shooting percentage over the past two weeks until coach Lorenzo Romar talked to him about it the other day.
Huskies outscore Sun Devils 17-5 in extra period. Romar says: 'Maybe they wore down a little bit. A lot of their guys had fouled out. They didn’t have anybody to go to down the stretch and we still had virtually starters in the game that were relatively fresh.'