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11/13/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Lesle Gallimore led the Huskies, picked 10th in the preseason poll, to a third-place finish in the conference with a 7-4 record.
11/13/2019   Seattle PI Huskies

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard called a timeout after his No. 11 Red Raiders, playing at a neutral site about 120 miles from their campus, had three turnovers without getting off a shot and quickly fell behind to Houston Baptist.

“Just upset with our start. I didn’t think we were being aggressive,” Beard said, after initially joking that he asked his players where they wanted to eat after the game.

“I’m OK if you start the game and have some adversity. I’m OK if you start the game and the ball doesn’t go in when you shoot,” he said. “I didn’t like our energy. I didn’t like our execution of our early game plan.”

The Red Raiders responded with 14 points in a row, going ahead to stay on the way to a 103-74 victory Wednesday night.

Freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and graduate transfer TJ Holyfield had 21 points on 9-of-10 field goals. Kyler Edwards added 13 points with three 3-pointers while Davide Moretti scored 12 points and had six assists.

“My teammates are doing a great job of getting me the ball in scoring position,” Ramsey said. “I believe the chemistry is really high right now. ... Everybody connects on and off the floor. It’s a great start.”

Jalon Gates had 21 points with five 3-pointers to lead Houston Baptist. Ian DuBose added 20 points.

Texas Tech shot 60% overall (40 of 67) and made its first four field goals in the game, but only after the early turnovers while Houston Baptist (0-3) jumped out to a 9-0 lead in just over two minutes. After the timeout, the Red Raiders’ fourth field goal was a layup by Ramsey that tied the game 9-9 with 16:18 left, and they went ahead to stay on a 3-pointer by Edwards.

“Just reminded the guys with our truth-telling culture, ‘This is...

11/13/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Washington's high-flying dunk artist Nahziah Carter added a pair of two prominent admirers to his ever-expanding fan club.
11/12/2019   Seattle PI Huskies

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All the playing time players like Willie Caruso and Trey Wertz got as freshman last season at Santa Clara is paying off early this year.

Caruso had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Wertz scored 18 to help Santa Clara wrap up a perfect three-game homestand to start the season with a 70-62 victory over Washington State on Tuesday night.

"One of the silver linings of our situation last season is some of our young guys were really baptized through fire right out of the gate," coach Herb Sendek said. "Those guys gained some good experience. Now we've been able to add another wave of newcomers that gives us more depth than we had in the past."

The Broncos (3-0) followed up wins over Division III UC Santa Cruz and Cal Poly by pulling away from the Cougars (1-1) in the second half as they opened the season with three straight wins for the first time since going 5-0 in 2012-13.

"We knew we had a tough schedule but we knew we were a completely different team from last year," Caruso said. "We just tried to do the stuff we do every day in practice and bring the energy. It's great to be 3-0."

Isaac Bonton scored 19 points and CJ Elleby added 10 but Washington State struggled offensively in coach Kyle Smith's second game on the job.

The game turned in a stretch beginning early in the second half when the Cougars couldn't buy a basket. Santa Clara used an 8-0 run over a span of more than six minutes as Washington State went 0-for-8 from the field with four turnovers.

"We were down four and played like we were down 14," Smith said. "That can happen on the road. We learn our lesson and get better."

Wertz capped that spurt with a layup that made it 54-44 before Bonton hit back-to-back layups. The Broncos answered with a 9-1 run capped by a layup by Caruso...

11/12/2019   Seattle PI Huskies

SEATTLE (AP) — Coming off a marquee win to open the season, Washington spent the first 20 minutes looking unenthusiastic and sluggish.

What was expected to be an easy home opener before another big weekend showdown turned into a bigger fight than the Huskies expected.

Isaiah Stewart scored 16 points and blocked five shots, Nahziah Carter scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and No. 20 Washington overcame an awful first half offensively to pull away for a 56-46 win over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday night.

"We have to have that same sense of urgency right from the get-go," Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. "We're going to have a lot of ups and downs with this team, a lot of learning experiences. We're lucky today we are able to win and learn, rather than lose and learn."

Days after opening the season with an upset of then-No. 16 Baylor, the Huskies (2-0) lacked energy early on and at times lost at the offensive end of the floor. But they found enough scoring in the second half to shake the pesky Mountaineers.

"We came out stagnant, slow, wasn't really cheering on our teammates, getting fired up, getting the crowd into the game," Carter said. "That's a lot on us being the vets on team and we have to understand that and tell our young guys."

Stewart was again a force on the interior as the freshman made 7 of 10 shots, mostly from close range, and was imposing defensively. Carter ignited a sleepy arena with a fast-break dunk midway through the second half and followed with a 3-pointer from the wing to give Washington a 43-36 lead.

The Mountaineers (1-2) wouldn't go away, hitting five 3-pointers in the second half as they found gaps in Washington's zone defense. Vado Morse finished with 10 points. Naim Miller and Damian Chong Qui both added nine points.

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11/12/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Huskies shot just 9 of 24 in the first half before pulling away late to improve to 2-0. Isaiah Stewart had 16 points and Nahziah Carter scored 14.
11/12/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Asked about his ceiling as a 30-year-old following 2018 hip surgery, Thomas said: "I'm going to be an All-Star again, for sure. I know that for a fact."
11/12/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Despite its worst start since 2015, Washington currently owns the Pac-12's premier recruiting class. And that class remains confident in the future of UW's program. "I think they’re all 100% Dawgs, and that’s a good thing. They want it. We all want it. So we’ll get there and win a national championship, hopefully.”
11/12/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
Out of the 200 minutes played among nine Washington men's basketball players against No. 24 Baylor, 50.5% were played by players who had never appeared in a UW uniform before. Well over 60% were by freshmen or sophomores. While last year three seniors were featured in the starting lineup for much
11/11/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The game is Saturday at 6 p.m.
11/11/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Just the second ever meeting between Washington and Mount St. Mary's. Four years ago, the Huskies dominated the first matchup 100-67.
11/11/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Several Huskies made significant contributions during Washington's season-opening upset win over then-No. 16 Baylor, but Jaden McDaniels had the biggest impact on both ends of the floor.
11/11/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Huskies enter the AP top 25 for the first time this season at No. 20.
11/11/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
This will be a more traditional "waiver wire" column when the college hoops season is in full swing, but with most teams only getting in a game or two – and many against weak non-conference opponents – we'll take a slightly different approach here. The following is a list of players that
11/10/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Washington men, the nation’s top-ranked team the past three weeks, could not crack a stout Stanford defense and fell 1-0 to the fifth-ranked Cardinal in front of 1,462 spectators Sunday at Husky Soccer Stadium.
11/10/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Huskies led 55-39 with 7:45 remaining in the game before the visiting Green Wave rallied for a 64-62 victory.
11/10/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

After squandering late leads in losses to Utah and Oregon, Washington's defense finally finished in a 19-7 win over Oregon State on Friday. The Huskies also have an opportunity to finish the 2019 season strong.
11/09/2019   Seattle PI Huskies

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Devon Modster wasn't too impressed with the best game of his career. That it helped stop California's four-game losing streak was much more important to the Golden Bears quarterback.

Modster passed for a career-high three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth in his first game back from injury, California's defense made a pivotal stop late in the fourth quarter, and the Golden Bears beat the Cougars 33-20 on Saturday night to end a four-game losing streak.

"I would say it was average," Modster said of his night. "A couple throws I should have made, a couple reads. I just think it was more of a great team win. We can all improve on this."

Modster did not play in Cal's 35-0 loss to No. 8 Utah on Oct. 26 because of an unspecified injury but was cleared earlier this week. He completed 16 of 24 passes for 230 yards and had a pivotal 26-yard scramble prior to his 52-yard touchdown pass to Makai Polk. Modster also had scoring throws of 9 and 13 yards, then sealed the game with a 13-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

"I felt like he just played free and like himself and left it all out there on the field," Polk said of Modster.

Chris Brown Jr. rushed for 95 yards and scored twice to help California (5-4, 2-4 Pac-12) win for the first time since Sept. 21. The Bears outgained the Cougars 196-16 on the ground.

The win keeps California on track to become bowl eligible for the third time in three seasons under coach Justin Wilcox.

"The resiliency of the group, it's always been that way" Wilcox said. "The effort's always been good. We just executed a bit better tonight. It was great."

Modster agreed.

"It just shows a lot of grit," Modster said. "Coming off a four-game losing streak, our spirits didn't die. We came out to work every day and it showed...

11/09/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Grant is listed as the No. 2 player in Washington for the Class of 2021.
11/09/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Nahziah Carter, Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart combined for 56 of 67 points for the Huskies. Beat writer Percy Allen breaks down Washington's big win over No. 16 Baylor.
11/09/2019   Seattle PI Huskies

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon State closed in on Washington, Salvon Ahmed broke away with a 60-yard scoring run to douse any momentum the Beavers had.

Ahmed ran for a career-high 174 yards, scoring twice, and Washington rebounded from a two-game losing streak with a 19-7 victory over the Beavers on Friday night.

The Huskies (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12) became bowl eligible with the victory, their eighth straight over the Beavers. Washington has not lost three in a row during coach Chris Petersen's tenure.

"Salvon's always one pitch away from hitting it out of the park," Petersen said afterward.

The Beavers (4-5, 3-3) trailed 10-0 at the half but rallied in the third quarter on Jaydon Grant's interception return for a touchdown. Oregon State, which has already won more games than in the past two seasons combined, has three remaining games to try to earn its first bowl berth since 2013.

Hunter Bryant had five catches for 90 yards for Washington, after catching a pair of touchdowns last weekend in a 33-28 loss to Utah. Bryant went into the game ranked second nationally in yards receiving by tight ends (557). Huskies quarterback Jacob Eason threw for 175 yards but was intercepted twice.

"I was able to make things happen, but it's credit to the offensive line, the receivers, the tight ends, everyone," Ahmed said. "They were all doing the job and executing."

Jake Luton threw for just 88 yards and the Beavers were held to just 119 yards of total offense — just 8 yards in the second half — with no second-half first downs. Oregon State hasn't defeated a Pac-12 opponent at home since 2016.

"We just got nothing going, which was difficult to swallow, because I know that group's been working, playing at a high level, but ran into a defense that really shut us down," Oregon State...

11/08/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Huskies summoned the pride and poise to soldier forward and make the best of this massive letdown of a season, when juxtaposed against the high hopes with which it began.
11/08/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The UW offense looked lethargic until a fourth-down conversion sparked enough life into Jacob Eason and the Huskies to secure a 19-7 win over Oregon State on Friday night in Corvallis.
11/08/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

It wasn't always pretty, but the Huskies got a monster effort from their defense and did enough on offense to take down the resurgent Beavers on Friday night in Corvallis.
11/08/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Huskies completed an 8-0 run in the final moments to cap a 67-64 win over 16th-ranked Baylor in the Armed Forces Classic on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
11/08/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The 31-point blowout – the largest margin of victory for Jody Wynn – allowed the third-year coach the opportunity to balance the minutes evenly among a nine-player rotation.
11/08/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

In the wake of freshman Puka Nacua's broken foot, wide receivers Terrell Bynum, Jordan Chin and Marquis Spiker have all begun to emerge for UW. And that raises the question: what about Austin Osborne?
11/06/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
Sophomore guard Karisma Ortiz knew she was going to transfer to Texas to play basketball back in May, just after her last visit to the Forty Acres. She fell in love with the campus and the culture, and her family could tell that her mind was made up. Whether she would get the opportunity to suit up and
11/02/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
SEATTLE (AP) – UW Huskies guard Quade Green will be eligible immediately after his waiver was granted by the NCAA. Green, who started his career at Kentucky, transferred to Washington last January and sat out due to NCAA transfer rules. He was seeking to become eligible for the start of this season rather
10/30/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
The Washington men's basketball team will kick off its season on Thursday when it takes on Western Washington in an exhibition game. It will be the first time the Huskies have played at Alaska Airlines Arena since they were upset by Oregon at the end of last season.  So as the Huskies enter this
10/29/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
Guards win in March. That's why having the best guards in the country makes you such a good basketball team. And that's what makes this list of college basketball's best backcourts so important. These are the teams that are positioned to make a run in March. 1. KENTUCKY (Ashton Hagans, Tyrese
10/29/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
Much has been made of the new faces at Alaska Airlines Arena for the Washington men's basketball team this season.  The Huskies lost four culture-changing seniors — David Crisp, Matisse Thybulle, Noah Dickerson, and Dominic Green — as well as reigning conference Player of the Year Jaylen Nowell from
10/22/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
Man, these guys are long. That's the feeling of more than a few observers who watched the Washington men's basketball team practice Tuesday afternoon at Alaska Airlines Arena. During one drill, freshman forward Isaiah Stewart and senior center Sam Timmins trapped a guard in the corner to force
10/15/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – University of Washington freshman Jaden McDaniels has been selected as one of 20 student-athletes to be named to the 2020 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year watch list, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday. McDaniels is one of five Pac-12 athletes