Huskies Come Out Energized and Beat Cal State Northridge 74-51


The Huskies came out full of energy and with a strong sense of urgency to start the game versus Cal State Northridge. This was really the first hot start of the season for the Huskies and it was comparable to night and day from their last game against South Dakota State.

UW started the game on a 10-0 run before CSUN scored their first points. The Huskies then quickly turned it into a 22-6 lead. And there was no looking back for them.

UW will now enter Pac-12 play at 6-5 with a little bit of momentum for their first game against Oregon State on the 29th.

There were a lot of positives in this game and a few negatives. Let’s look at those quickly:

Positive Notes:

  • Abdul Gaddy had 8 assists (a career best) and only 1 turnover. This helped the Huskies put up 15 assists in the game.
  • Terrence Ross came out of the game scoring and he ended with 12 points. He also added 8 rebounds.
  • Tony Wroten went 2-2 from the free throw line. He also had 12 points, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 2 rebounds.
  • The two walk-on players came in with about 3min left and Alex Wegner was even able to get 2 rebounds.
  • Shawn Kemp Jr. had a HUGE dunk that ignited the crowd- he also had a team high of 3 blocks. That is big for the future.
  • Desmond Simmons was an animal once again with 8 rebounds (5 offensive) and 13 points (team high).
  • UW held their opponent to 20% from the field and 2-1o from 3.

Negative Notes:

  • Wroten had 6 turnovers.
  • Gaddy was only 1-5 in the game. Gaddy and Wroten are proving that they definitely compliment each other. One gets to hoop at a consistent basis and the other puts up 8 assists and only 1 turnovers.
  • Darnell Gant nearly fouled out just a few minutes into the second half.
  • 20 turnovers as a team.
  • 26% from 3.

Those are my notes but definitely a change of pace from the last game. Granted this opponent was easier (CSUN) but if UW had played liked they played against South Dakota State, intramural teams would have beaten them.