Washington basketball couldn’t overcome their slow start against a good Volunteers team
Washington basketball was trailing by 12 at halftime, and never got on a run to truly get them back into it in the second half, never getting the Tennessee lead inside seven points.
Jaden McDaniels and Quade Green were the other two Huskies to foul out. Isaiah Stewart didn’t foul out, but he played a lot with four fouls. Nahziah Carter led the Huskies with 18 points. He also recorded the first double-double of his career. Green also dropped his career-high in a Husky uniform, with all 10 of his points coming in the second half.
The biggest story on offense is probably McDaniels’ shooting percentage, as he went 6/17 from the floor. His jump shot seems to be progressing, but he couldn’t seem to finish in the paint yesterday against the tough Volunteers defense
If there’s anything that the Huskies can learn from this game, other than getting off to a fast start, it’s learning to limit the turnovers. The Huskies turned the ball over 17 times, and every time they seemed to start to go on a run, they would turn the ball over or commit a silly foul (even though it seemed like the refs weren’t on their side when it came to foul calls.
The Volunteers primarily went with their starting unit, and four of the five starters scored in double digits. They were led by senior guard Jordan Bowden who had 18 points, followed by Lamonte Turner with 16, Yves Pons had 15, and John Fulkerson rounded it out with 14. Fulkerson was also excellent on the defensive end for the Vols.
The Huskies take the floor on Tuesday against the University of Maine in the first of seven straight matchups at home.