The University of Washington Men’s basketball showcased its superior talent Thursday night with eye popping dunks, blocks and three pointers well behind the arch as they made easy pickings of the Western Washington Vikings.
The young Huskies lived up to their preseason hype as sophomore Jamal Bey lead the team with 20 points and freshman Isaiah Stewart added a double double scoring 14 points and pulling down 11 points. The Huskies stifling defense saw them jump out to a 27-8 led in the first half behind 11 points from Bey and 10 points from Stewart. The Huskies led by as much as 25 before finishing the half with a 46-23 lead.
Trevor Jasinsky led Western Washington with 19 points, including 5 three pointers. Bey contributed in all facets for UW, scoring 20 points to go along with 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals in an impressive showing.
The Huskies were dominant on defense, forcing 22 Western Washington turnovers and holding the Vikings to 30% shooting from the floor. On offense, UW had four players score in double figures, including touted freshman Jaden McDaniels and Stewart. McDaniels scored 13 points to go along with three assists, while Stewart totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Huskies will open up regular season play on Friday, November 8th against Baylor in the Armed Forces Classic before returning home on November 12th against Mount St. Mary’s.