Washington basketball continues winning at home, staying undefeated at 11-0. They’re comfortably in first place in the Pac-12 with a record of 8-0
Washington basketball got off to another good start, jumping out to a 15-4 just five minutes into the first half. The Trojans went on an 11-2 run to get within two points at 17-15. The Huskies didn’t score for five minutes, which has been an issue for them all season long.
The Huskies though went on a 9-1 run after that to get the lead to 26-16. At half-time, the Huskies were leading 36-25. Noah Dickerson had a great night inside, scoring ten points in the first half.
Washington came out flat starting the second half with the USC Trojans going on a 10-2 run making the score 38-35 in favor of the Huskies with 17:08 remaining in the game. The Huskies though went on a 10-2 as well putting the lead 48-37 at 14.08 left in the game.
The Trojans weren’t ready to make it easy on the Huskies, closing the lead to 54-49 with 10 minutes to play in the second half. The Huskies countered with a couple 3 pointers to put the dagger into USC.
The Dawgs seemed to score at will from the perimeter and inside whenever they needed a basket. They got themselves in trouble by throwing the ball too high on a fast break or making one too many passes. The Trojans went through the same problem as well. The game ended with the Huskies winning 75-62.
Dickerson had his best game so far in Pac-12 play, leading the Huskies with 21 points. He went 7/10 from the field, mostly on the inside, and he went 7/10 at the free throw line. He also contributed with a game high in rebounds with 14.
The Huskies had three other starters score in double figures. Matisse Thybulle had his best game of the season scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds, and adding in 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. David Crisp continued playing well, dropping 15 points, while Jaylen Nowell, the team’s leading scorer had 11 points along with 5 assists.
USC senior forward Bennie Boatwright led all scorers with 22 points. He went 9/19 from the floor, and 2/2 at the free throw line.
The Trojans had two other players score in double figures. Junior forward Nick Rakocevic, the team’s second leading scorer collected a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards. Junior guard Jonah Mathews had 10 points, he went 4/11 from the field and hit two three pointers.
The Huskies now turn to the UCLA Bruins, who visit Hec Ed on Saturday, February 2nd.