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August 31, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Cold-shooting hampers Huskies in exhibition

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Photo credit: Dave Kronstad
Here’s a few observations after looking at the box score from Washington’s 93-66 defeat to Antibes in France.
— The Huskies improved their free throw shooting and made 17 of 24 (70.8 percent) at the line. However, they were 1-14 on three-pointers and shot 31.2 percent from the field.
— Washington trailed 29-15 after the first quarter and never got closer than 10 points.
— Junior guard C.J. Wilcox led the Huskies with 14 points, but he needed 21 shots. He missed 16 field goals and was 1 for 7 on three-pointers. During the trip, he’s 2 for 16 behind the arc. On a positive note, Wilcox attempted three free throws and made them all. He also collected four rebounds and three steals.
— It’s difficult to know what was going on with Andrew Andrews without watching the game. He scored 13 points for the second straight game and attempted 11 free throws, making seven. However, Andrews committed eight of UW’s 16 turnovers. He also played 27 minutes, which was the second most on the team.
Abdul Gaddy wasn’t spectacular like he’s been in the previous two games, but it appears he was still pretty good. He finished with 10 points, three rebounds and three assists to offset three turnovers. Gaddy also rebounded from an 0-for-3 display at the free throw line in the last game and converted 4 of 5 freebies.
— If Scott Suggs and Wilcox aren’t making their shots, they need to find a Plan B. Suggs was 4 for 13 from the field and 0 for 3 downtown. He didn’t attempt a free throw. However, he did have seven rebounds, which is significant because his career high is five.
Aziz N’Diaye has been wildly inconsistent during the first three games. He was practically non-existent in the opener and outstanding in the second exhibition. Today N’Diaye nearly matched last season’s average and finished with six points on 3-for-6 shooting and eight rebounds. As a junior he averaged 7.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Realistically he makes minimal gains and will average 10 points and eight rebounds. Got to think the Huskies will happily take that.
— Washington would also be pleased if Desmond Simmons grabs 11 rebounds in 21 minutes like he did against Antibes.
— Solid outing from Shawn Kemp Jr. who had six points and five rebounds.

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Scott Suggs

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