Washington basketball fell apart once again, and got crushed by the stellar shooting of the Buffaloes
If Washington basketball wanted to climb back into the Pac-12 race, they needed to win both games on the road, instead they dropped both and currently sit in last in the Pac-12. Things didn’t get any easier when Colorado held a 20 point lead, and the Huskies never really had a chance to get back into the game.
Isaiah Stewart, Washington’s leading scorer on the season, was stellar as usual, finishing with 23 points and eight rebounds on the night. Freshman guard RaeQuan Battle and junior Nahziah Carter both finished with 12 points. Battle provided a spark from behind the three-point line, hitting all four of his threes in the first half.
Jaden McDaniels, who injured his ankle against Cal, didn’t play against Oregon State, and only played nine minutes off the bench, and only scored two points.
Colorado’s Tyler Bey who missed the Buffaloes’ last game against Washington State, returned in a big way. He led the team with 16 points, while junior guard McKinley Wright IV added 15 more for the Buffs. Lucas Siewert provided a spark off the bench, giving Colorado 12 on offense, and he also played good interior defense.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Huskies, who now return home to face the Arizona schools, who are both coming into the weekend with a record of 3-3. The Arizona Wildcats are first up on the schedule for the Huskies, and they’ve had a similar, disappointing season with a lot of five-star talent on the team. This Washington team is very talented, and has all the right players to make a deep run in March, but they pretty much have to win on from this point out to have any shot at making the tournament.