Huskies hoops roundup: homestand concludes with 3 straight wins, Dawgs now 10-3
The Washington Huskies took down the Montana Grizzlies by a score of 66-63. This was a much closer win than the 106-55 beat down of Bethune-Cookman earlier this week, but regardless of the margins of victory, this is the Huskies 3rd straight win since their loss to #12 Gonzaga.
The Huskies eclipsed their win total from last year as they held on versus the visiting Montana Grizzlies. Jaylen Nowell scored 13 points as Hameir Wright added 11 points and 5 rebounds to push the Huskies to their 10th win on the season. While the Dawgs struggled to stop the Grizzlies Ahmaad Rorie (19pts), the Dawgs would hit 17-31 (81%) from the stripe to earn the victory.
The Huskies success at the free throw line would fly in the face of the last couple seasons where the Lorenzo Romar led teams struggled at the line. New head coach Bob Hopkins seems to have instilled a clutch nature to the Purple and Gold that was missing these last several years.
On Tuesday, The Huskies David Crisp and Dominic Green efforts took the foreground in a 51 point margin victory. Crips would go 4-4 from 3 point range to finish with 18 points while Green would match his point total off the bench at 18.
“I feel like we really locked in, stopped messing around and being lackadaisical,” Crisp said. “Everybody stayed locked in on what they were supposed to do and did their job.”
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David Crisp had clutch free throws to win the game versus the Griz. As well, his 18 points would be tops among Huskies in Tuesday’s match. The junior from Tacoma is averaging 13 points and 3.6 assists per game this season and has been a key cog in the resurgence of the Purple and Gold.
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