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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

March 9, 2007 at 1:56 AM

Cougs simply better than Huskies

Ultimately, that was Lorenzo Romar’s analysis of Washington’s 74-64 loss to Washington State Thursday night.
“The better team won,” he said.
Impossible for anyone to argue when one team beats another three times — once on your floor, once on their floor and once on a neutral court.
Certainly, there is some deeper analysis you can make.
Robbie Cowgill outplayed Spencer Hawes, pushing him out to the free throw line and never letting him get the ball close to the hoop; the UW guards couldn’t defend their Cougar counterparts especially at crunch time; and the Huskies didn’t catch a lot of breaks on the officiating, or didn’t do anything to create them, as WSU had a 29-10 free throw attempt advantage and 25-7 in the second half.
Add it up, and the Cougars were simply better.
Experience, certainly, played a factor, something both coaches mentioned.
“Washington’s young — they have some inexperience — and our experience showed for us,” said WSU coach Tony Bennett.
Here’s our coverage of it — our game story; the notebook, which mostly due to deadline issues leads off with information on some of the earlier games but does include some UW material; and Steve Kelley’s column.
Now, the Huskies head to the NIT.
The selections will be announced Sunday at 6 p.m. and UW seems likely to host a game on Tuesday or Wednesday against a team such as Santa Clara or San Diego State.
It’s a consolation prize, to be sure. But for a team that is undeniably young, also one that holds lots of value. UW could play as many as five games, giving the Huskies that much more experience for next season.

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