Washington basketball was able to get the win against Mt. Saint Mary’s, it was an ugly one, but a win nonetheless
While they won by 10, the score doesn’t show how close Mt. Saint Mary’s played Washington basketball for most of the night.
The Huskies were not able to put the Mountaineers away until the very end of the game, but behind a strong second half, they were able to escape the night with a 56-46 victory.
Junior forward Hameir Wright was clutch, making a few threes that really helped turn the tide, after Nahziah Carter‘s highlight reel dunk that made the SportsCenter Top 10 brought the house down and injected life into the team and the arena.
The biggest thing with this Husky team so far is that they don’t seem to have a lot of chemistry yet. The starting lineup hasn’t had much time to practice and gel together, but that should come with more time on the floor together, and you can see the sky-high potential that they have with Quade Green running the offense.
The Huskies had two players in double digits, Isaiah Stewart with 16 points and Carter had 14. Stewart went 7/10 from the field, while Carter was the big difference-maker in the second half, after having only two points in the first half. Freshman Jaden McDaniels had only five points; however, he led the Huskies with 10 rebounds and four assists. McDaniels shot just 2/9 from the field.
On night’s like this, Washington’s defense is what kept them in the game and got them the win. The Huskies forced 14 total turnovers, blocking an eye-popping 11 shots and grabbing seven more steals. The Mountaineers shot just 29.1% from the field.
Up next for the Huskies is the Tennessee Volunteers at a neutral site in Toronto, Canada. With a win, the Huskies might be able to move into the top 15 of the AP Poll.