2) Huskies roster shows its strength in depth
Entering the game, all eight of the Huskies’ top rotation had scored in double figures at least once this season. Regardless, there were concerns about how the team would react to the increased intensity which comes with facing Pac-12 opponents.
Fortunately for the fans inside Alaska Airlines Arena, their team came through. By the end of the night, Washington had five players in double figures.
Perhaps most impressive (aside from Andrews) was Malik Dime, who came off the bench to score 15 points and grab seven boards. Dime’s best stretch came during the second half, when he scored eight straight points as the Huskies attempting to hold onto their lead.
Another key contributor was David Crisp, who added another 13 points off the bench. His best play of the night was a three-pointer with 38.8 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, to give his team a 93-89 lead.
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