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January 20, 2007 at 3:51 PM

Dreadful first half

Save for the last 2:36, this was as dreadful a half as the Huskies have turned in in years as they trail here 34-23.
UW went scoreless from the 11:26 mark to the 2:36 mark, going 0-8 with six turnovers as the Cougars opened up a 20-point lead.
Sure, they missed Spencer Hawes, but they couldn’t have missed him that much.
The only saving grace was an 11-2 run to end the half, thanks to two three-pointers by Ryan Appleby and a pass for a lay-in to Quincy Pondexter, that have given the Huskies at least a little hope.
But for 17 minutes, this was just surgical as the Cougars tore the Huskies apart.
UW is shooting 8-26 for the half with seven turnovers while WSU is 13-28 with four turnovers.
By the way, the 23 points is the fewest at the half for UW in at least a year-and-a-half. Their fewest this year was 28 against Northern Iowa, and their fewest last year was also 28.
UPDATE — I’m told this is the fewest points at the half for UW since Dec. 6, 2003, against Wyoming, when the Huskies scored 19 points.

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