The Seattle Moments — Impressions from UW’s gain about UCLA: Can the Huskies retain successful if Noah Dickerson cannot engage in?
Percy Allen lists his takeaways from the Washington Huskies’ 69-55 gain about the checking out UCLA Bruins, which include Sam Timmins stepping up in location for an wounded Noah Dickerson, the efficiency of Washington’s zone defense, and UW’s battle to engage in proficiently towards UCLA’s total-court docket press.
Seth Davis is thoroughly amazed by the Huskies, with the Dawgs earning his vote for 19th in the most recent AP poll:
I know the Pac-12 is negative, but it’s nonetheless spectacular that Washington is undefeated in league engage in. The Huskies beat USC and UCLA at household previous week by a mixed 27 details, and this week they engage in at Arizona and Arizona Condition. Rely on me, no 1 will want to see this team in the NCAA Event. You know how tricky Syracuse is to beat in the tourney due to the fact of that zone, correct? Effectively, former ‘Cuse assistant Mike Hopkins is employing it to excellent influence in Seattle, and it will be even a lot more deadly in March when opponents are unaccustomed to heading up towards it. Washington has held each individual Pac-12 opponent to 70 details or much less.
The Seattle Moments — Matisse Thybulle, Huskies’ defensive ace, is thieving the clearly show (and plenty of basketballs)
Matt Calkins shines a spotlight on the tremendous impression Matisse Thybulle has produced on the court docket for the Dawgs this period, in particular with regard to his six initially-50 % steals:
Heading into Saturday’s game, Thybulle was averaging 3. steals and 2.14 blocks for each game. The former was initially in the Pac-12 and fourth in the nation. The latter was tied for second in the convention. Just after Saturday, he’s at 3.2 steals for each game, which must put him at No. 2 in the country.
According to Washington’s sports-data department, only two players in the previous 20 several years (Duke’s Shane Battier and Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel) have completed a period averaging two blocks and two steals for each game. Neither averaged three steals and two blocks, which Tybulle is on speed to do.
The Mercury Information — The Pac-12’s major talent pool is shrinking more quickly than people of other Ability Five conferences
Jon Wilner has been an priceless resource of reporting pertaining to the Pac-12 placement relative to the nation’s other power conferences, and his most recent report pertaining to substantial faculty football participation represents possibly dire news for the conference’s long-phrase aggressive viability:
According to details collected by the National Federation of Condition Superior College Associations, participation in 11-on-11 deal with football in California has dropped 8.8 p.c in the previous 5 several years:
2013 period: 103,474
2014 period: 103,740
2015 period: 100,205
2016 period: 97,079
2017 period: 94,286
Numbers from the fall of ’18 will not be obtainable right up until this summer season, but Roger Blake, govt director of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), expects the decline to continue on.
- A group of football recruits, which include elite 2020 football linebacker Sav’ell Smalls, was on campus for Saturday’s basketball game towards UCLA, and evidently enjoyed the atmosphere that greeted them.
Husky Baseball missing a valued member of the loved ones earlier this week with the passing of Luther Martin. Luther had been element of the UW amenities team considering that 1995 and was the major caretaker of Husky Ballpark. Thank you Luther and RIP. You will be skipped. pic.twitter.com/b4HaCoZlJY
— Washington Baseball (@UW_Baseball) February 1, 2019