5. Washington Huskies
On the bright side for Washington, they have Noah Dickerson and Jaylen Nowell, who are both averaging nearly 20 points per game. Unfortunately for the Huskies, nobody else has been able to match that same effort.
That is, until Tuesday night.
The Huskies hadn’t played since Wednesday, where they found themselves on the wrong end of a 66-68 battle with Minnesota in the Vancouver Showcase.
In the loss, Dickerson and Nowell combined for 50 of the team’s 66 points as they each scored 28 and 22 respectively. The next highest scorer for Washington was David Crisp with eight, and no other player had more than two.
They desperately needed someone to step up against Eastern Washington, and with Dickerson sitting out the first half due to illness, Dominic Green answered the call.
Green scored a career high 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting and went 7-of-10 from behind the 3-point line to go along with his five rebounds.
Nowell had a pretty quiet night scoring-wise as he finished with only eight points, but he still made his mark on the game as he finished with nine rebounds and seven assists.
With the 83-59 rout over the Eagles, the Huskies improve to 5-2 on the season, and finally look like they might have broken out of the shooting slump that has been looming since the season began.
They will have the chance to prove if Tuesday’s dominant performance was just a stroke of luck or if they are here to stay when they face off with UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.