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December 22, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Cal State Northridge live game thread

IT’S OVER — UW 74-51.
HERE COMES SHERRER — Brendan Sherrer is in. UW 71-47, 2:46.
WEGNER TIME — Alex Wegner checked in. UW 71-44, 3:34.
ALMOST DONE — The fans are streaming to the exits. UW 71-42, 3:55.
CAREER HIGH — Gaddy has a career-high eight assists. UW 71-36, 6:25.
HIGHLIGHT — Wroten stole the ball near midcourt before delivering a behind-the-back pass to Kemp who flushed a dunk. If you squinted, it looked like Gary Payton delivering an assists to Shawn Kemp Sr. UW 69-34, 7:10.
TIME TO EMPTY THE BENCH — Shawn Kemp Jr. received a nice ovation from the fans when he checked into the game. UW 65-32, 8:08.
NIFTY PASSING — Gaddy tied his career best with seven assists. UW 58-29, 10:47.
N’DIAYE MAKING A DIFFERENCE — N’Diaye’s presence has intimidated the Matadors from venturing inside. He has six rebounds. UW 58-29, 11:34.
LOSING FOCUS — Not sure the Huskies are engaged in the game anymore. Wroten just threw a lazy pass to Gaddy that sailed out of bounds. Romar screamed: “What’s going on?” as the players walked to the sideline during a break. UW 49-27, 14:46.
LOTS OF SUBS — Cal State has used 13 players.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — The Huskies have thoroughly outclassed the Matadors. The talent disparity makes this a very difficult game for Cal State. It’s also tough to know if Washington is playing well or is Cal State simply awful.
Gaddy came to work and he made sure to find shooters in the opening minutes. He has five assists, but hasn’t scored a point. Ross leads everyone with 10 points on 4-for-11 shooting. Wroten has eight points on 3-for-7 shooting.
The Huskies have held the Matadors to 4 for 25 shooting. Washington looks much better than it did Sunday, but CSUN is also ill-equipped to handle the Huskies’ pressure. The Matadors have committed 10 turnovers.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — UW 38-19.

FOURTH SUB — Hikeem Stewart is in. UW 34-17, 2:45.
DOUBLE BONUS — The Matadors will receive two free throws on every foul for the remainder of the first half. The Huskies are in control, but they’re making silly fouls. Gant picked up the latest foul trying to go over the back for a rebound. It’s understandable why he tried because Washington has outrebounded CSUN 22-9. UW 30-17, 3:44.
TOP TEN? — Wroten blew past Lizarraga on the baseline and finished with a soaring one-hand dunk that got the fans out of their seats. UW 28-12, 7:14.
INSPIRING — Watching Lizarraga is really inspiring. He’s the only D-1 player who is fully deaf. You’d never know it watching him play. UW 26-12, 7:50.
SCORELESS, BUT IN CONTROL — Gaddy doesn’t have a point, but he’s been the Huskies best player so far. He has five assists and he’s running the offense with great efficiency. UW 26-9, 9:06.
THIRD SUB — Martin Breunig checked in for N’Diaye. UW 22-7, 11:38.
REALLY GOOD PLAY — Wroten took a charge, which might have been the best defensive play of the game so far. It was a nice play because he anticipated the drive, got in position, took the hit and fell to the ground. UW 22-6, 12:14.
FIRST FIELD GOAL — The Matadors scored their first field goal with 14:01 left. On the previous play, Wroten connected with N’Diaye on a beautiful no-look pass beneath the rim. N’Diaye rattled in a two-hand dunk. Braswell called another timeout, his second. UW 22-6, 12:42.
PAYS TO BE TALL — N’Diaye used his height and length to snatch a rebound away from a CSUN player before sinking a putback. UW 16-4, 14:17.
GADDY SENSATIONAL — Gaddy has four assists and the Huskies have five field goals. Wroten has the other assist. He also has two and maybe three turnovers. UW 13-2, 15:32.
SECOND SUB — Aziz N’Diaye replaces Wroten, 16:02.
FIRST SUB — Desmond Simmons is in for Gant. UW 13-2, 16:17.
MATADORS SCORE — Hicks sank a pair of free throws. UW 10-2, 17:16.
QUICK TIMEOUT — Gaddy connected with Ross for a layup. UW 10-0, 17:26. Cal State coach Bobby Braswell is going nuts on the sidelines. He’s screaming at his players.
EARLY HIGHLIGHT — Gaddy tossed a pass near the midcourt line to Wroten for an alley-oop layup. UW 5-0, 18:04.
NICE START — Wroten to Ross for a three-pointer. UW 3-0, 19:07.
INTERESTING ATTIRE — The Cal State coaching staff is dressed in black Hawaiian shirts. Different look.
STARTING LINEUPS — No changes for UW: G Abdul Gaddy, G C.J. Wilcox, Ross and Wroten and F Darnell Gant.
Cal State: G Josh Greene, G Aqeel Quinn, G Vinnie McGhee, G/F Stephan Hicks and F Michael Lizarraga.
LOW TURNOUT SO FAR — There’s about 22 minutes before tipoff and there’s a smattering of fans sprinkled around the arena. It’s been like that all season. It will likely pick up in a few minutes. Still there hasn’t been a big-game feel at Hec Ed this season probably because there hasn’t been a big game at Hec Ed. Strange how that works.
EARLY PAC-12 RESULTS — Arizona hit the century mark in a 100-60 win over Bryant. Husky fans get on Washington for a soft home schedule, but it happens all across the conference. California has a weak home non-conference schedule. So does Oregon State, Washington State and Utah.
ALLEY-OOP — The Huskies went through their early pre-game warmups. Before going into the locker room, Tony Wroten Jr. threw a pass off the glass and Terrence Ross finished with a windmill dunk. It’s a pre-game ritual for them.
BLACKOUT — No TV tonight. This may be the very last Washington game that’s not televised. Ever. The games against USC and UCLA at the end of the regular-season currently aren’t slated for TV, but they’ll likely be picked up. ROOT Sports will cover the Pac-12 Tournament and next year the conference begins a new TV contract in which every league game will be televised.

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