UW is enjoying their night trip across the desert, as they picked up a big win at Arizona State. While beating the Sun Devils shouldn’t be considered a big win, it is for the Huskies because of their issues with winning on the road this season.
The last win the Huskies got on the road was literally a month ago when they played CAL. So, this road win feels good, and hopefully carries some focus and momentum into their second game in Arizona against the Wildcats.
Tonight’s win was led by their point guard play, with most of the energy and dominance coming off of big assists. The Dawgs had 21 assists on their 25 field goals, which is a staggering amount and 11 of them came from either Isaiah Thomas or Venoy Overton. They kept the turnovers down, and they were able to find holes in the ASU zone.
While the night started a little rough, they were able to sort out the kinks and find a rhythm that created an 18 point swing and went from UW losing by 8 to the Huskies up by 10.
CJ Wilcox hit some impressive 3s and was able to help get the Dawgs back into the game. Matthew Bryan-Amaning was able to dominate in the post, and led the team in scoring at 22 points.
All in all it was a productive game, and it helped provide some confidence and momentum as they head to play the 12th ranked team in the Nation. Who they have already beat back in January and are hoping to beat once again to prove they are the best in the Pac-10.
Next Game: Arizona Wildcats, Saturday at 3pm.