After falling behind 10-1 early, Washington basketball was able to come back and beat the Eastern Washington Eagles 90-80
Washington basketball went on an 18-3 run early in the first half after falling behind, and played their best all-around offensive game of the season, scoring 47 points in the first half. The Huskies will need to play a huge first half like that when the Gonzaga Bulldogs come to town this Sunday.
The Huskies were led in scoring by guard Quade Green, who had a career-high 20 points. Green actually didn’t start for the first time this season, but he still played 32 minutes. He brought a different energy to the team coming off the bench, and he was able to add eight assists to his stat line.
Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart were both limited in minutes due to foul trouble. Both players eventually fouled out, but not before they scored 17 and 12 points respectively. Jamal Bey started for the second game in a row, and had a great night, scoring 11 points and adding five steals defensively.
Senior Sam Timmins had 11 points with six rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench. He received the biggest applause of the night when he sank his first career three-pointer.
Eastern Washington was led in scoring by Kim Aiken Jr. who had 26 points. He went 9/16 from the floor, including 6/12 from behind the three-point line. He was second for the Eagles in rebounds with six. The Eagles had two other players in double digits, guard Jacob Davison had 12 points along with a team-high eight rebounds. The other was senior guard Tyler Kidd, who had 12 points off the bench.
Now the focus turns to Gonzaga, who the Huskies lost to by one point last year in Spokane, and with the amount of talent both teams have this year, it should be considered one of the non-conference games of the year.