This was a tough loss as the young side almost won despite playing without leading scorer Jack Dyer, but a lack of consistent scoring from the Huskies
proved to be their undoing.
Teams shared the long tunnel that led onto the field, and Campbell and Aliotti were trying to hold back their own players while the Huskies
lined up behind them.
The fourth quarter continued in the same vein, the Huskies
dominating on both ends of the court.
struggled to recruit local talent, losing out on a group of players who will attend other Pac-10 schools that is headlined by Aaron Brooks, the point guard who will attend Oregon.
scored 36 points in this period, Elliott Thomas and the unstoppable Lloyd Roberts combining for 26 points between them.
When these two crews first hooked up at Husky Stadium in Seattle three years ago, Samek, a 1985 University of Washington grad, noticed how adversarial Ducks and Huskies
A strong run from the Huskies
, and in particular Leighton Coles and Jim Newton, gave the lead back to the Huskies
, who endedthe half witha35-27 lead.
Smith, the former OSU quarterback now helping coach his alma mater's quarterbacks, had just a 1-3 record during his playing days against the Huskies
, but he also had their number.
The second half started with the Huskies
drawing level, only for the Cougars to pull away as some aggressive defence led to some fast break baskets.
Washington drove to the Bruins' 1-yard line, but after a timeout, coach Ty Willingham settled for an 18-yard field goal from Knudson and a 3-0 Huskies
FOR AT LEAST one night, Washington's problems in this men's basketball season could become Oregon's, and the Huskies
have some big problems.
However, the Huskies
were not overawed and started the game well.
At her Placerita Canyon home, two Siberian huskies
- white-faced, blue- eyed Bannou and black-furred, brown-eyed Bandito - keep her and her husband, Chuck, entertained and occasionally exercised.
Basketball Club are busy preparing for the start of the new season next month.
Unlike the first half, when the Huskies
took and made easy shots, the Bruins tightened up their defense, which led to better looks on offense and a 14-2 run.