USC entered Seattle on Wednesday as the second hottest team in the conference. The biggest drawback of their resume was the lack of true road victory. They will have to wait a little longer to fill this gap after the Huskies have led a cable to wire on their way to 75-62 victories over one of their best Pac-12 rivals. USC shoots early and scores 15 points less than the season's average. UW overcame a mediocre night of shooting and high-turnover with a heavy dose of Noah Dickerson inside and timely play by Jaylen Nowell.
Matisse Tibul had fingerprints throughout the game, especially at the defensive edge. He interrupted the many offensive holdings of the USC and often started a quick break. The result of the box shows remarkable 7 thefts and 2 blocks with 1
Dominique Greene replaced Hameer Wright at a time-out under the age of 16, and the Trojans started to find more space inside the smaller squad. Fortunately for Huskies, Naz Carter's wild engine led to Rakochevich's second foul. After Rakocevic left the game, USC bent down on Bennie Boatwright who reduced the lead to 15 – As USC coach Andy Enfield entered his bench in the middle of the first half, USC included the Seattle trio of Kevin Porter Jr., Jane Raan Brooks and Shaqquan Aaron, who shared the yard.
Both teams suffered cold streaks in the next few minutes, while Tibula stole the ball and categorically stroked to blow the roof. Up to eight with about six minutes to go in half, Enfield staggered and dropped Rakochevich back with two fangs. His presence did not help much: The Tibulan quickly pulled away from his man and sank again and Dickerson dismissed the older Rakochevich from the edge of the defensive end. Carter then finished a series of eight consecutive missed trikes by Dawgs to force the Troyan time out on 31-18. USC continued to fight as Thybulle rejected Kevin Porter's jump, and Dickerson attracted Porter's second violation on the other end. Boatwright finally made the first three-time USC in the game just before half-time and added a middle-class jump to lead his team in eleven on the break. The Trojans took the lid off the edge to start the second half. Enfield left Rakochevich in the match, despite his third foul, two minutes in the middle. They both delivered and received nice passes and three points played USC within three. Dickerson continued to push in, recover and finish effectively, helping UW to push the lead bag to double. Kevin Porter has shown signs of life in the second half. He cut the back door for a slight dip. Shortly afterwards he hit three of the right wing to prevent UW from lengthening the lead. Porter's other side was also on the screen when he apparently complained to his teammates during a live ball when he did not get the pass he wanted. The points remained difficult to achieve, but the duration of the Boatwright and the sweet shooting continued.
Huskies made a pair of big threes with less than eight minutes to play. Nogel's wonderful pass gave Dominique Green all day to measure the experience of the corner. On the next hand, Wright's offensive rebound led to a neat look at Novello who threw to put Hughes back on 11. Dickerson wore the team for the next few minutes with powerful struggles and cunning postings.
With about two minutes, Chris put a bow to the game of a strange game. He climbed into the basket and swallowed a foul as he tried to lower himself. Rakocevic unnecessarily slapped the back of the blow that had no chance to enter, giving UW two points for a top scorer and free throw to go with him. Points place Dawgs with 15 minutes for two minutes. Tbille interrupted him, pouring Porter's pocket on the next occupation.
Washington won a great victory. Not only that every win in this hot series improves their tournament odds, this victory over USC puts them three matches of Troy in the conference. Los Angeles schools are two of the most talented at the conference, so getting a profit to start the week keeps a positive push for Seat's upcoming visit to Seattle.
- Colorful commentator Steve Lavin repeatedly called Noel the best guard in the country. It was difficult to do, and Novel spent most of the first 30 minutes to help others. Later in the game, Novel needed more and finished with a solid 12 points in eight shots, seven rebounds, five assists and four thefts. The late peak and the abnormal night on Wednesday did not stop Daug's packing. They were strong from the beginning, and seemed to help create momentum sooner.
- With all the great work that Tubul has done, Dickerson was so offensive. He set up an ultra-effective 21 points per 10 shots with the full range of turns, spins, pumps and scoops. He also overcomes the flaw in size to lead all 13 rebounds.
- While Kevin Porter showed both of the reasons why it was thought to be the best and the potential headache, Jane Raok Brooks showed nothing. Brooks has not recorded a point and has disappeared from a crime.
- Boatwright was the best player on the USC. He finished with 24 points and six rebounds, although he did nothing to ease his teammates.
- Naz Carter has erupted lately by attacking the basket and taking a lot of blows. He became too aggressive in this and finished with only five points for seven shots.
- Each team found a way to put some points on the board in the second half, but none of the crimes seemed liquid in the first. They gathered 4/19 (21%) on the triples before the break with 17 turnovers.