The Washington Huskies have to shake off their opening night loss to a more disciplined Yale team to beat Cal State Fullerton tomorrow.
The Washington Huskies couldn’t stop Yale from scoring in their first game of the season. Despite 30 points, seven rebounds, and six assists from star freshman guard Markelle Fultz, the Huskies dropped their home opener to the Ivy League team playing without its best player. They are already working on heating up Lorenzo Romar’s seat as their head coach, in spite of his strong recruiting class.
Cal State Fullerton comes to Hec Ed tomorrow night to test the Huskies again. The Titans are led by a duo of high-scoring guards: sophomore Kyle Allman, and senior Tre Coggins. Coggins missed one game this season but scored 31 points in his only game of the year. Allman is averaging 19 points per game in his first two games. The Titans are 2-0 on the year with a laugher against Cal Tech and a double-overtime victory against Portland State.
Expectations are high for the Washington Huskies this year. Fultz gives fans a reason to watch, but Romar has to pull his young team together, especially his front court, which was exposed by Yale’s bigs last weekend.
Romar is unlikely to lose his job after this season no matter what happens because of his incredibly good recruiting class coming in next season, but after last season’s disappointing results, the NCAA Tournament drought for Washington extended to six years.
Cal State Fullerton has confidence and no doubt saw Yale’s domination of the Huskies inside. They will come to Seattle full of ambition to beat a Pac-12 team on the road. Fultz and company can score, but to be successful in the Pac-12, much less against a team like CSFU, they’ll need more discipline on defense and more hustle. We could see many sides to this young Washington team throughout the year. Which Washington Huskies team shows up tomorrow night will be telling.
Tip off is 8 p.m. tomorrow night on Pac-12 Network.