The Morning Haul: 11/12


I have to say, I am very high on Washington’s basketball team after yesterday’s 85-63 win over Loyola (MD). The Greyhounds are a fairly experienced team, returning several starters from a group that made it to the NCAA tournament last year. That is the sort of team that could upset a young, unproven squad like Washington, but instead, the Huskies won by 22 points. Sure, it wasn’t always pretty, and Romar has a lot to work on in practice, but things look good.

Most of all, the way Washington’s perimeter players have bought in to the aggressive, pressure based defense preached by Romar has been a joy to watch so far. That, coupled with the abundance of shooting from Suggs and Wilcox, as well as Gaddy’s maturation, has me thinking this team will finish 3rd or 4th in the conference. Of course, it is very early in the year, but I think it will be a good season.

Stories Especially Worth Reading:

So many links! First, here is a recap of the game yesterday from Percy Allen.

From the Dawg Pound, grades from the Utah game and a Husky Stadium Update.

Nice to see Washington open up as a 21 point favorite over Colorado. Also, a nice look at the Pac-12 bowl lineup and what it means for Washington.

Finally, a look at the news that WSU will review the claims of Leach’s abusive behavior.