Sunday did not go well for either the Washington State men’s or women’s basketball teams, as both teams lost their respective home games to in-state rival Washington. The Spokesman-Review’s beat writer Jacob Thorpe was at both games and was kind enough to call-in to the show on Monday and talk about his observations from those games.
The Washington State men’s basketball team lost on a heart breaking three-pointer by guard Andrew Andrews with two seconds left on the game clock. Andrews was virtually unstoppable all night as he racked up 35 points in 38 minutes by hitting 61.1% of his shots from the field and 50% from beyond the arc. WSU’s defense struggled to keep the Huskies guards, around the perimeter, in check throughout the night…and Washington made them pay. Meanwhile Washington State’s offense was clicking four players in double digits and one (DaVonte Lacy) was over 20 points.
While the men played in a close game, the women’s team was blown out by 40 points on Sunday afternoon. A close loss to the Huskies would have been acceptable and not really harmed the team’s NCAA tournament chances…but the blowout loss dealt a (potentially) crippling blow.