Green’s clutch 3 gives Huskies epic win, #9 Arizona 75 UW 78
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Green’s clutch 3 gives Huskies epic win, #9 Arizona 75 UW 78

WIth just seconds left on the clock, the Washington Huskies freshman Jaylen Nowell drove the lane, but had his attempt rejected by the Arizona Wildcat’s Deandre Ayton. Dominic Green, a junior out of Renton, grabbed the loose ball and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Dawgs a 78-75 win over the visiting Wildcats. The win would be the Huskies 3rd over a top 25 team this year, and their first home win over a top 10 ten team in over 10 years.

Green finished with 14 points off the bench, but the game was mostly the work of the 6’8 junior, Noah Dickerson. With a commanding presence in the paint, Noah racked up 25 points on 10-16 shooting. He also grabbed 7 boards against the dual 7’0 front of Ayton and Dusan Ristic causing them nothing but trouble with his physical style. Noah has now scored over 20 points in back to back games.

Matisse Thybulle was uncharacteristically quiet with just 2 points and 1 steam, but guard David Crisp made up for it with 16 points on 6-12 shooting. Green and Nowell would add 14 more a piece.

Coach Bob Hopkins 2-3 zone frustrated Zona all night long as they hit just 2-12 on 4 pointers this evening. Surrendering the mid-range shots and suffocating the 3’s was a strategy that dismantled WSU and Kansas earlier this season and it worked yet again.

Former UW coach Lorenzo Romar made his return to Seattle as an assistant at Arizona. Fired last year, he was greeting with a standing ovation and chants of “ROMAR!” by the Husky faithful. A classy reception for a classy coach.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.