As usual, here’s our postgame box that will run in tomorrow’s newspaper …
PLAYER OF THE GAME — Perris Blackwell had a big size advantage against the smaller Bengals, and it showed. Blackwell had a UW career-best 20 points to go along with seven rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end. He also had two assists, one of them a quick give-back to Nigel Williams-Goss that resulted in a transition layup on a 2-on-1 break.
IT WAS OVER WHEN — Andrew Andrews stepped into a long 3-pointer with 2:56 to go, draining it to give the Huskies a 79-65 lead. Andrews scored seven points in the final 6:31 of the game, but that 3-pointer was the dagger.
STAT OF THE GAME — The Huskies had 19 assists on 32 made field goals.
QUOTABLE — “As good as he shoots, you’d like to see him shoot 50 times a game. He’d probably score a lot. This team is a little different also. We don’t just have one guy. Other guys can step up and make baskets.” – UW coach Lorenzo Romar on C.J. Wilcox
WHAT IT MEANS — In the big picture, not much. IdahoState is probably a little better than it has been in recent years, but still isn’t the kind of team the Huskies should lose to. Their defensive progress in the final 10 minutes was encouraging, at least. But ISU still scored a few too many baskets inside, considering the size and quickness advantage the Huskies should have had.
NEXT UP — Washington at Tulane, 5 p.m. Tuesday. No TV.