UW Basketball: PAC-12 Tournament Glory Stopped Early!

Seattle Side Up Abraham Profile PicAlas, the season ends with a whimper, but at least it ends mercifully.   The Huskies lose to the Stanford Cardinal 69-71 on a 3-point dagger by Stanford’s Chasson Randle’s 3  with 2.4 left on the clock.

UW who started the season with 11 straight wins, fell apart with four 4-game losing streaks in the latter half of the season.

This game seemed to encapsulate the season, as the Huskies eviscerated the Cardinal in the second half with sizzling shooting.  However, UW put themselves behind the 8-ball early with uninspired play. The UW bench added little to production and the team was out-rebounded pretty much throughout the game.

Stanford will advance in the PAC-12 tournament and the Huskies will look to rebound in the 2015-16 season.

What worked

The Huskies were on fire from 3 point land.  They hit 13-20 (65%).

Andrew Andrews was on fire offensively with 22 points.

What didn’t work

The Cardinal out-rebounded the Huskies 35-26.   The interior game of the Huskies was sorely lacking.

Clutch defense again failed the Huskies in yet another close game.

SSU Players of the week

Nigel Williams-Goss:  16 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

NOTE: Shawn Kemp Jr, did see action, suiting up for his final game as a Husky, scoring 6 points and 1 block.

Next Up

UW will hope for an NIT or CBA tournament bid.  It is uncertain if they will receive an invite.

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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.