Noah comes out on top as UW just gets past the Beavers 79-77
It should not have been this hard to beat the cellar dwellars, but if you are good–like the dawgs have been–then you have a target on your back. Husky forward Noah Dickerson, would not let his tema down though as he score 15 of his 25 points int eh 2nd half to hold off the Oregon State Beavers 79-77 in a thriller.
“Where we won the game was the foul line,” Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. “I thought it was our aggressiveness. Obviously Noah had a great game, we wanted to get him in the game.”
Freshman Jaylen Nowell had 5 points in the final minute to help preserver the victory and Matisse Thybulle and David Crisp also had 12 points each for Washington. The team shot 575 ont he night and 18-22 from the line in the 2nd half. made 10 of 11 shots, en route to the five-point lead at the break.
While no one will remember the specifics of this game, the Dawgs inch closer in this win to the NCAA tournament with their 20th win. . The 1st in 5 years. Coach Mike Hopkins 20th win is the 1st since the 2011-12 season where Lorenzo Romar’s Huskies went 24-11. The Huskies battle to post season relevancy though still runs up against the Oregon Ducks his Saturday.