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February 17, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Not half bad

UW fans have to be encouraged by that half.
The Huskies have stood toe-to-toe with Pitt for a half, trailing 31-28 largely due to Pitt’s large edge at the free throw line — the Panthers have hit 11-13 to UW’s 2-2.
I’m not big on ripping the refs, but I would say that UW doesn’t seem to be getting much benefit of the doubt so far. There have been four charge-block situations and all four have gone against the Huskies. And Jon Brockman got two fouls and had to sit out the last six-plus minutes of the half.
Still, the Huskies are playing the way they have to play against a team like this. They have outrebounded Pitt 21-14 with Hawes getting five, and they are hitting a few shots — 4-6 from the three-point line with Adrian Oliver making 2-3. UW has as many offensive rebounds (eight) as Pitt does defensive rebounds.
A sign that this team may be growing up was Oliver’s staredown with Pitt’s Mike Cook after the two got tangled going for a rebound. For once, the Huskies didn’t seem intimidated on the road.
We’ll see if it lasts.

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