Huskies Roundball Roundup: Trip to Arizona extends losing streak to 3
The Washington Huskies (9-12, 2-7 conf) are reeling and the free fall sees them only one rung up on the ladder from last place. While the Huskies have the best player in college basketball, guard Markelle Fultz, they can’t seem to get any traction and collect wins.
One can perhaps forgive a loss to the Arizona Wildcats (20-2, 9-0 conf) as they are ranked #7 in the country and have steamrolled pretty much everyone. However, a beatable Arizona State Sun Devil (10-11, 3-5 conf) seemingly had no business beating UW. Then again perhaps we are expecting too much of this Husky team as it seems to be a weekly occurrence that aside from Markelle Fultz, there is little talent on the team.
@Arizona State, L 75-86
Husky freshman guard, Markelle Fultz scored 28 points while pulling in 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. 20 of those ponts were in the 2nd half, but with the exception of forward Matisse Thybulle, none of the other players in purple and gold showed up to the game. Thybulle went 5-10 and collected 15 points in one of his better efforts on the year, however, guard David Crisp went a paltry 2-10 from 3-point range.
The Dawgs got nothing from the bench as the normally consistent guard Dominic Green went 0-7 from the field. He also went miserable 0-4 from 3 -point land.
“We missed layups, we missed wide-open shots. We couldn’t put the ball in the basket,” Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. “We had opportunities. This wasn’t a situation where we just couldn’t get good looks at the rim. We couldn’t knock the shots down.”
@ Arizona, L 66-77
Five Arizona Wildcats scored in double-digits as a trainwreck of a 2nd half saw the Dawgs outclassed as the Wildcats did what they wanted, when they wanted. What is especially disappointing to Husky fans is that the U of A coach Sean Miller wasn’t satisfied with the performance of his team as he was visually and verbally upset at his own team.
Freshman sensation Markelle Fultz fell below his season average but still led all scorers with 16 points. But he did so on 8-of-23 shooting. He was 0 for 4 on 3-pointers and missed all four of his free throws as he was constantly harassed by the Wildcat defense.
SSU player of the week
We would love to see someone other than Markelle Fultz win this award for a change, it would mean that there are other performers on the team. Unfortunately no, Fultz is the only one worth acknowledging as he led the team yet again in scoring and production.
|Sun 1/29||#7 ARIZONA||L 77-66||9||3||1||16|
|Wed 1/25||ARIZONA STATE||L 86-75||8||9||0||28|
Next side up
Wednesday 2/4 vs USC Trojans
Sunday 2/4 #11 UCLA Bruins