January 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Huskies return home flying high
— AP photographer George Nikitin put together a photo gallery from the game.
AROUND THE PAC-12:
— Next up for Washington is Colorado, which fell to 1-3 in the Pac-12 after a 78-75 defeat at home against UCLA. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Buffaloes (11-5) with 23 points. Josh Scott and Askia Booker added 18. Since climbing to No. 19 in the polls, CU is 5-5.
— A freshman-dominated UCLA team cobbled together a very mature win Saturday in challenging environment Saturday. Travis Wear scored 14 of his career-high 23 points in the second half and Jordan Adams’ two free throws with 7 seconds left sealed Bruins’ ninth straight victory. They improved to 14-3 and lead the Pac-12 with a 4-0 mark.
— Washington also plays Utah this week. The Utes were throttled 76-59 at home against USC. The Utes (8-8, 0-4) were within 50-42 on Jared DuBois’ 3-pointer with 10:26 remaining. They never got any closer the rest of the game. It was the most lopsided loss of the season for Utah. Dubois had 18 points, Jason Washburn 13 and Jordan Lovedridge 12.
— USC (7-10, 2-2) played its best game of the season as all five starters scored in double figures to snap the Trojans’ 14-game road losing streak. J.T. Terrell led USC with 14 points.
— After a 67-54 loss at Haas Pavilion, Washington State fell to 0-3 in the Pac-12. Fortunately for the Cougars, they host Utah this week and the Utes are also winless in the conference. Against Cal, Brock Motum had 16 points and Mike Ladd and Royce Wooldridge each added 12.
— Credit Washington for waking up the slumbering Golden Bears. Following its embarrassing 15-point loss Wednesday to the Huskies, Cal had a players’ only ‘Come to Jesus’ meeting, according to junior guard Allen Crabbe. Whatever was said certainly inspired freshman Tyrone Wallace who scored a career-high 16 points. Crabbe added 14 and Justin Cobbs had 10. Coach Mike Montgomery said Cal has a renewed commitment to playing defense.
— No. 4 Arizona rebounded from a loss at Oregon and toppled Oregon State 80-70 at Gill Coliseum. Solomon Hill scored 16 points, including five three-pointers while Mark Lyons had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Wildcats (15-1, 3-1).
— Oregon State (10-6, 0-3) did the opposite of what Huskies have done. The Beavers began the Pac-12 season with three contests at home and lost every game. Needless to say, the Beavers have dug themselves a deep hole in regards to competing for a conference title. For the second straight game, OSU played without suspended Eric Moreland and Victor Robbins.
— Big game today in Eugene for Oregon (13-2, 2-0) and Arizona State (14-2, 3-0).
— The Sun Devils understand the ramifications of what a win will do for the program.