There’s no place like home for Washington basketball. Tuesday night they beat Eastern Washington 83-59 at Alaska Airlines Arena. Here are our takeaways.
Washington basketball got off to their best start of the season Tuesday night. They made their first five shots including going four of four from the three-point line when the first timeout occurred at 15:50 left in the first half 14-4.
The Huskies extended the lead to 24-6 when a second timeout came at 11:10. This turned out to be a good move by the Eagles because after the break they went on their only run scoring 11 unanswered points to cut the deficit to 24-17.
It was the closest Eastern Washington got in the game. Guard Matisse Thybulle ended the EWU run with a dunk for the Huskies with 6:22 remaining in the half. The Huskies went on a seven-point run of their own. The halftime lead was 35-25.
The early part of the second half the Huskies doubled up their opponents 28-14, making it 63-39 with 10:54 left in the game. This run closed the door on the Eagles. The last half of the second period the Huskies went to the bench and finished out the game 83-59.
#1 Takeaway senior guard Dominic Green
Dominic Green started in the place of Noah Dickerson who we found out after the game had been sick. Green was player of the game, maximizing his opportunity to start with 25 points in the game including seven out of 10 from three-point territory.
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He had 14 of his points in the first half and showed what he can do when given a chance. His season average is 7.9 points-per-game in approximately 20 minutes a game, before playing 31 minutes in this game.
#2 Takeaway David Crisp and Nahziah Carter
These two helped out Green by scoring in double figures. Crisp had 14 points while Carter, coming off the bench, had 11. These two players are important for the Huskies along with Green, Jaylen Nowell, and Dickerson to have a successful season.
# 3 Takeaway Huskies offense
The Huskies played their best game on the offense side for the season even though they didn’t get much scoring from Dickerson, who didn’t start and only played 11 minutes. In that time he had seven points and three rebounds.
Although he wasn’t among top scorers in this game Jaylen Nowell still had a good game, scoring eight points, with nine rebounds and seven assists. He helped get Green, Crisp, and Carter open for shots.
The Huskies ended up 12 out 28 from the three-point line. Altogether they shot .519 from the field.
The Huskies played their best all-around game so far on the season. Let’s see if they can do the same against UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.