IT’S OVER — UW 92-80.
IN CONTROL — Barring something crazy, the Huskies will escape with a win. UW 91-80, 1:40.
BACK ON TOP — Seiferth fouls out with 7:39 left. UW leads 74-70 with Nigel Williams-Goss going to the line for a FT.
5G — The Huskies are using five guards (the starters plus Anderson and Johnson). The little guys are cutting into Eastern’s lead. EWU 67-63, 10:27.
MOMENTUM TURNING — The Huskies are making a run. They’re attacking the basket and it’s working. Eastern has three players with four fouls, including Seiferth. UW 64-57, 11:40.
STILL TIME — If the Huskies are going to make a run, it better happen fairly quick. EWU 64-55, 12:31.
WHERE’S WILCOX? — This is the type of game where the Huskies have to force feed their superstar. Especially when you’re trailing by 11in the second half. Wilcox (nine points) had six attempts. Harvey (20 points) has 15. EWU 59-48, 15:09.
ANOTHER QUICK HOOK — Kemp is out after Jois blew right by him. Andreson is in. EWU 55-43, 17:24.
QUICK HOOK — Coach Lorenzo Romar yanked Andrews for apparently giving up an offensive rebound. Johnson is in. EWU 52-41, 18:30
SECOND HALF — Same starters for both teams.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Just a miserable half for Washington. The Huskies are being outplayed on both ends. They’re doing some good things when they attack the basket, but they’re awful in just about every other category. They’re 1 for 9 on three-pointers. The set offense just isn’t working. Wilcox is 2 for 5 and has six points. Blackwell (six points) is also ineffective.
But the biggest problem is Washington’s defense. For starters, they’re not getting back after missed shots. EWU has 10 fast-break points. The Eagles are running and beating the Huskies in transition. The Eagles are also getting good looks inside and outside. Harvey is putting on a show. He’s 7 for 13 from the floor, including 5 of 8 on three-pointers. He has 20 points, which is three shy of his personal best. Wouldn’t be surprised if he goes for 3o.
Eastern guards are also getting inside and creating havoc. Brandon has five assists, nine rebounds and eight points. The Eagles are attacking Blackwell and Kemp and getting around them with spin moves in the lane.
The lone bright spot for UW is Williams-Goss who has nine points. He’s torched EWU with strong drives and floaters over their bigs.
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HALFTIME — Huskies trail 48-39. Harvey has 20 points for EWU. Williams-Goss leads UW with nine.More