3. Washington Huskies (10-4, 1-0 Pac-12) LW: 2
After an inconsistent showing in non-conference play, Washington is off to a strong start to its Pac-12 slate following a dominant performance over rival Washington State.
Thanks to senior guard David Crisp’s season-high scoring output (23 points on 7-for-11 shooting) the Huskies sent WSU back to Pullman with an 18-point loss.
Since being picked to finish third in the conference, the Huskies haven’t quite lived up to their early expectations. But against the Cougars, we were given a look at the UW team fans and experts have been waiting to see.
For Nowell, he finished the contest with 20 points and pulled in eight rebounds, tying sophomore forward Nahziah Carter for the team lead and dished out a team-high five assists.
Thybulle was seemingly flawless on both ends of the floor.
He finished 4-for-4 from the field, with three baskets coming from behind the arc and a perfect 6-for-6 night from the charity stripe. Defensively, he recorded four rebounds, two steals and four blocks.
The Huskies will gear up for their first road test of this young Pac-12 season on Thursday as they head to Salt Lake City to do battle with Utah, who is fresh off a road upset of Arizona State and a close loss to Arizona before taking on Colorado on Saturday.