Washington basketball dropped their sixth straight game, this time in Pullman, falling 79-67. The loss drops the Huskies to 2-9 in conference play, and 12-12 overall
Washington basketball kept it close for most of the second half, but another scoring drought helped the Cougars pull away late. The Cougars went six minutes without a point, but the Huskies couldn’t take advantage of it, taking erratic shots, throwing the ball away or dribbling it off their feet. This has been the story of the season, with the Huskies not being able to take advantage of the other team’s struggles, and making mental mistakes.
The Huskies got within four points with 2:07 remaining in the game, but the Cougars outscored the Dawgs 10-2 to end the game. This win ended a three-year losing streak for the Cougars against Washington.
Nahziah Carter led the Huskies with 18 points, all coming in the second half. He made 7 out of 10 in the field with 1 out of 3 behind the arc. Freshman Jaden McDaniels was second on the team with 16 points off the bench. 12 of his points came in the first half.
CJ Elleby, the Cougars’ leading scorer on the season, dropped a career-high 34 points in the game. He shot 9-16 from the field, including 6-9 from three-point range. He was a perfect 10/10 from the free-throw line. He also finished with a team-high 10 rebounds for WSU.
The Huskies now travel to Los Angeles to take on the USC Trojans on Thursday night, followed by the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. Things are looking pretty dire for the Huskies, but last time they saw USC, they pounded them 72-40, maybe they can get back on track.