Husky Forward Noah Dickerson scored 28 points and grabbed 22rebounds to lead the University of Washington Huskies to a 79 to 69 win over the Eastern Washington Eagles. It was the second consecutive win for the Huskies who are now 2-0 after an 86-82 win over Belmont Friday night at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Dickerson led the Huskies in rebounding last year and was the teams second leading scorer at 12.5 points a game. Over the final 11 games in 2016 Dickerson average 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The 28 points and 22 rebounds against Eastern were both career highs for Dickerson. Matisse Thybulle chipped in 15 points. Jaylen Nowell finished with ten points after scoring 32 points in the Huskies win over Belmont.
The win over Eastern was a hard fought scrappy affair that saw numerous but non-serious skirmished between the players.
“At the end of the day, Eastern Washington had a lot of kids from Seattle and they played with a lot of pride. If you want to be a championship caliber program you have to play through that, you want to be able to get the calls and not argue you just want to keep playing, ” head coach Mike Hopkins said of the chippiness between the teams.
The Huskies will hit the road for the first time this season when they had to New York to take on the Providence Friars of the Big East in the 2K Classic Wounded Warrior Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, November 16th.