Washington basketball earns first road win of Pac-12 play

Washington basketball earned a huge, momentum-building win against the Sun Devils, now can they keep it going?

Washington basketball fought hard and ground out a 90-83 win at Arizona State on Thursday night. The Huskies played one of their most complete games of the season and were able to build some momentum before Saturday’s matchup with the Arizona Wildcats.

The Huskies were able to keep themselves in it, even though the Sun Devils had a lead as large as 12 points in the game. They kept the turnovers to a minimum and converted at the free-throw line late in the game, which had previously been their downfall.

Nahziah Carter led the team with 23 points, and played his most complete game of the season. He’s an incredibly talented player, and proved he can be Washington’s go-to guy when they need a bucket. Jaden McDaniels finished with 16 points, and Isaiah Stewart grabbed yet another double-double, with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Elijah Hardy was a major factor for the Huskies, finishing with nine points while playing a career-high 32 minutes. He had an excellent night running the offense, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get a start against Arizona to see if he could keep it going.

Rob Edwards led the Sun Devils with 23 points, and they had two other players in double figures: Alonzo Verge Jr. had 19, and Taeshon Cherry finished with 13.

Washington did an excellent job containing Remy Martin, Arizona State’s leading scorer on the season, as he finished with only six points.

This was a great night for the Dawgs, who needed a huge game like this before the Pac-12 Tournament, and if they can keep it going on Saturday against the Wildcats, they could be building some major momentum before the Pac-12 Tournament. Can the Huskies pull off the unthinkable?