The best way to describe the Washinton Huskies (8-4) 57 to 41 win over the Sacramento State Hornets ( 6-3) is that the end justifies the means. The Huskies sleepwalked through a first half in which they were 8 of 24 from the field and were a trifling 0-12 from the three-point line and were outrebounded 12-19 The most amazing stat for the Huskies was that despite a lack of intensity, poor offensive execution and will to win, the Huskies went into the down halftime break down just three points at 22 to 19.
The Huskies went on an 11-0 run to start the second half that resulted in the Huskies taking an eight-point lead with 15:41 left in the game when David Crisp converted one of two free throws. Crisp had seven of the team’s 11points during the 13-0 run. Noah Dickerson and Matisse Thybulle each scored twelve points to lead the team in scoring. While Nahziah Carter gave the Huskies eleven solid points from the bench it was the energy he brought that made the difference
The Huskies stifling defense forced the Hornets into 21 turnovers, which they turned into 24 points. Thybulle had seven steals and has now recorded at least one steal in 58 straight games. Joshua Patton and Marcus Graves led the Hornets with 12 points each. Sacramento State made three second-half field goals and shot just 13.6 percent from the field.