Washington basketball remains in last place in the Pac-12, after a disappointing, 87-83 loss to Arizona State
The Sun Devils lead Washington basketball from wire to wire. The Huskies were able to cut the lead to one point a few times in the first half, but the Sun Devils held on, and led by double-digits for most of the second half.
The Huskies made it close in the last few minutes, and it leaves some people wondering if they played with that much energy for the entire game, would the outcome had been different?
Freshman guard Marcus Tsohonis led the Huskies in scoring with his career-high 19 points. Isaiah Stewart and Hameir Wright each had 14 points followed by Nahziah Carter with 13. Carter also led the Huskies with six rebounds.
The Sun Devils were led by Remy Martin, their top scorer on the year, who hit his season average with 19 points. He was followed by Romello White, Rob Edwards, and Alonzo Verge Jr. who contributed18 points each.
Neither team shot well from behind the three-point line, both finishing under 30% for the game. After their best game of the year from deep against Arizona, it was baffling to see the Huskies struggle from deep. Freshman RaeQuan Battle, who has emerged as one of the team’s best options from long-range, struggled mightily on Saturday.
With eight days off before heading to Pullman to face off with Washington State, the Huskies will have a lot of time to reflect and come together as a team. Coach Mike Hopkins and the staff can only do so much, and at this point it’s on the players to find a way to come together and figure things out, especially on the offensive end if they want any shot at any type of postseason play