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Archives: Nov. 2013

Nov.
30th

Tale of the tape: Washington 92, Long Beach State 89 (2OT)

As always, our postgame box that will publish in the paper alongside our story …

PLAYER OF THE GAME — Mike Anderson is emerging as Washington’s best hustle player, but he does more than run down loose balls and defend well. Anderson led UW with 19 points and 16 rebounds in this game, pulling down huge boards from his makeshift-power-forward position. He’s a good enough ball-handler to create his own shot, but he’s at his best when he’s sneaking past defenders and keeping possessions alive. Read more »

Nov.
30th

Video, quotes from Lorenzo Romar after UW’s marathon win over Long Beach State

The theme of coach Lorenzo Romar’s postgame comments after Washington beat Long Beach State, 92-89, in double overtime: Defense is a concern. Mike Anderson is good.

Yes, the 49ers shot 50 percent from the field, even after they made just three of their 14 attempts in the two overtime periods. They were around 61 percent early in the second half, and it wasn’t as if they were just making long, contested shots. Much of their damage came in the paint, where they scored 54 points. Guard Mike Caffey got in there too often. Forward Dan Jennings scored too easily. UW foul trouble didn’t help.

But thanks to Anderson’s 19 points and 16 rebounds, Romar was able to lament those problems after a victory. Here’s what he had to say. Read more »

Nov.
30th

Washington vs. Long Beach State game thread

FINAL: Washington 92, Long Beach State 89 — Caffey missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it in the final seconds, and the Huskies hang on for the victory. Mike Anderson rebounded a missed free-throw by Andrew Andrews with 16.6 seconds left, then was fouled and made one of his two shots to give UW some breathing room. Huskies improve to 4-3, and are off until they play at San Diego State on Dec. 8.

End of first overtime — There will be a second overtime after LBSU scored five straight to tie the game at 85-85. The last bucket was a layup by Caffey with 3.8 seconds left. Double OT now.

End of regulation — A wild finish here as Williams-Goss made one of two free throws to tie the game at 78-78 with 10.2 seconds left, then LBSU missed a shot and had another one blocked as time expired. We’re going to overtime. Read more »

Nov.
30th

Former Husky, Lakes High star Willis Wilson dies in Hawaii

Hawaii running back Willis Wilson, who was a walk-on at Washington for three years after completing a stellar prep career at Lakes High School, has died of apparent drowning. He was 21.

From News Tribune reporter Jordan Schrader’s story:

The father of Willis Wilson, 21, called the Lakes football coach Saturday morning to tell him that his son had drowned.

“Most of the (conversation) was both of us crying, quite honestly,” said Dave Miller, who coached Wilson on a team that went as far as the Class 3A state semifinals in 2008 and 2009. ”I’ve spoken to a lot of our Lakes football family and everybody is hurting.”

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Nov.
30th

Morning links: Huskies savor Apple Cup victory, wait for bowl destination

There’s basketball later today, as Washington hosts Long Beach State. But first, we have links wrapping up the Huskies football team’s Apple Cup victory yesterday afternoon.

— Here’s our game story, focusing on the Huskies getting past the seven-win mark for the first time since 2001.

— Here’s the WSU sidebar from Don Ruiz, writing about how the third quarter turned the game.

Here are some more notes. Read more »