403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Husky Men's Basketball

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

December 20, 2014 at 4:40 AM

Huskies hoops links: Nigel Williams-Goss and No. 16 Washington return to Las Vegas

Nigel Williams-Goss (middle). (Photo credit: Lindsey Wasson - Seattle Times)

Nigel Williams-Goss (middle). (Photo credit: Lindsey Wasson – Seattle Times)

The 16th-ranked Huskies and Nigel Williams-Goss return to the MGM Grand Arena where they were bounced out of the Pac-12 Tournament in the first round last March by Utah. The Utes will also be in the building tonight, but the Huskies won’t play them.

Washington (9-0) faces No. 15 Oklahoma (7-2) in the first game of the MGM Grand Showcase at 6 p.m. while No. 14 Utah (7-2) meets UNLV (7-2) at 8:30 p.m.

Williams-Goss starred four years at Findlay, Prep in nearby Henderson, Nev.

Here’s his take on returning home: “That feeling and that frustration that I felt after that Pac-12 tourney game motivated me all offseason, and I’ve used it as motivation in every game so far. I’m looking forward to going back in that same arena and looking for a different outcome.”

SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:

— It’s also a homecoming for Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger, who spent seven years at UNLV before taking over the Sooners.

— Sounds as if UNLV fans miss Kruger.

— More on UW-Oklahoma from the Associated Press and Everett Herald.

Mason Kelley is chronicling the Huskies’ trip with photos.

— Washington’s 2015 signee Dejounte Murray scored 29 points to lead Rainier Beach to an 87-68 win over Lakeside. UW target Keith Smith had 16.

— Here’s a preview of the Utah-UNLV game from the Salt Lake Tribune.

— Gotta love Arizona coach Sean Miller for scheduling a nonconference game at UTEP. The third-ranked Wildcats were pushed to the max in front of a sold-out 12,000 crowd at Don Haskins Center, but managed to escape with a 60-55 win. Arizona improved to 12-0. Freshman forward Stanley Jordan led the way with 17 points.

— California is 10-1 and no one is talking about them. It’s the best start since 1959. The Golden Bears aren’t ranked. Yet. That could change next week. They beat Eastern Washington 78-67 at Haas Pavilion. Tyron Wallace led Cal with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while 6-8 forward Christian Behrens overpowered the Eagles inside for 20 points.

— UCLA senior guard Norman Powell leads the Bruins against No. 1 Kentucky.

— ICYMI, Oregon State destroyed DePaul 90-50 on Thursday at Gill Coliseum and improved to 8-2. Keep an eye on the Beavers and first-year coach Wayne Tinkle.

— Former Sonics star Gary Payton congratulated his son Gary Payton II for notching Oregon State’s second triple double. Payton did it first in 1988.

 

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx