Follow us:

Women's Hoops

The latest news and analysis on college and pro women's basketball.

January 10, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Comparing Cougars to Huskies in Stanford losses this weekend

Talked to Washington coach Tia Jackson today, who couldn’t complete a sentence about the historic 77-point loss to No. 11 Stanford without mentioning her team’s key injuries. And I’ll give her the fact that more depth in the backcourt may have helped the team get going.
Junior Sami Whitcomb does start slow and the Huskies were also missing freshman post Mollie Williams (right ankle), so there might have been a slight difference if freshman shooter Kristi Kingma or even just Sara Mosiman were available. FYI, Mosiman (4.6 points) may be back on Sunday against No. 13 California.
Still, I’m stuck on 77-points. Washington defeated Washington State without Kingma and Mosiman by 13 points and that same Cougar team — freshman-laden and all — only lost to Stanford by 49 points today. Ahem, this is still embarrassing. And the days of a 40-to-30-point loss to a conference opponent you play every, single year being embarrassing aren’t over. But I would have guessed 60 or so in the margin of deficit for a young WSU.
Yet, should we even be comparing? WSU and UW are forever linked and the coach transfer just tightens that bond, but I want to know from you if you were looking for the score to see how the cross-state rival fared.

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.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►