4) Alaska Airlines Arena provides passionate home field advantage
It’s been a long time since Alaska Airlines Arena enjoyed an atmosphere like the one against UCLA. By the end of the evening, the crowd of 6,920 had more than done their bit to contribute towards the win.
Certainly, the players were grateful for the impact of the fans. As Andrews told Allen: “It felt like an AAU championship game where the two best teams in the country are in the gym and everyone is watching.
“It’s play after play being made. We had a great crowd, which really helped us through it.”
For one night at least, Alaska Airlines Arena proved it can offer a significant home field advantage for the team. Looking ahead, the challenge will be for Huskies fans to show they can do this on a regular basis, starting with 12-2 USC on Sunday.