3. Washington Huskies (7-3) LW: 4
It seems that Washington has been able to find a better sense of consistency on offense after a bit of a slow start to the season.
The Huskies put together their best game of the year last Wednesday, and it didn’t even result in a win. They were able to take Gonzaga, who was ranked No. 1 at the time, all the way to the closing moments before Rui Hachimura sank a turnaround jumper with 0.6 seconds left on the clock.
Jaylen Nowell was absolutely brilliant for the Huskies as he played all but two minutes and led the team in scoring with 26 points to go along with his six assists, three rebounds, and one steal.
In Washington’s second game of the week, they were able to secure a 70-62 victory over cross-town rival Seattle University.
It was once again Nowell who answered the call for the Huskies as he led the team in scoring with 18, rebounds with nine and tied for the lead in assists with three.
Besides Nowell, Noah Dickerson had a good game for Washington as he put up 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting and six rebounds in only 25 minutes.
Nowell has proven himself to be the most talented player on the roster for Washington and his talent alone has kept Washington in a lot of games. However, if guys like Matisse Thybulle and Dickerson can keep contributing offensively, then this team could finally meet their preseason expectations.
The Huskies will have some time off before they get on the hardwood again. They will meet up with the Hokies of Virginia Tech in the Atlantic City Boardwalk Classic on Saturday afternoon.