The Battle of Seattle
This game can be seen tonight on TV: 10 p.m. ET, ROOT Sports (FSN). (DID you know these two schools didn’t play for 29 years before 2009?)
Seattle Redhawks (3-10) vs Washington Huskies (9-6)
Tuesday January 10
Alaska Airlines Arena – Seattle, WA
Seattle is hoping that their second attempt might yield their first win of 2012. If it does, it just might be the biggest win in program history.
The truth is this squad is still adjusting to competing against Division 1 calibre competition with just three wins against programs including Montana State, Nebraska-Omaha, and, wait for it, Evergreen State.
Most of their games haven’t been close with the most lopsided loss being to another PAC 12 squad, Stanford 72-49.
The Redhawks will have trouble matching up with the Huskies because they don’t have the same kind of size or talent. None of their starters are taller than 6’7” and to be quite frank if they had any pedigree at all they would probably play for the Huskies across town.
Last year Seattle lost by 21 to Washington and was led in scoring by mighty mite 5’9” guard Cervante Burrell who scored 26.
Burrell’s numbers are way down this year but maybe seeing the Huskies will give him a spark.
To have any chance of winning they need to get some unexpected production from somewhere.
I honestly don’t know what to make of this Washington Huskies team as they keep disappointing me. The talent is there but they have played up to their potential maybe a couple of times this season. This past weekend they were especially bad.
After being embarrassed at Colorado in a loss they barely hung on to beat a Utah team that most think in the worst in the conference.
At the rate they are going they are going to have to win the league to have any shot at playing in the tournament.
Right now they are second but they have to show more…and fast.
The Huskies should have no trouble beating Seattle though…or else their problems are bigger than I thought.
They have talent and athleticism advantages all over the court so many players should have good games that inspire confidence.
One player who definitely needs a wakeup call is point guard Abdul Gaddy. The former 5 star recruit scored only 11 points over the weekend and instead of excelling with the loss of Isaiah Thomas has stalled in his development.
I never thought he was the lottery pick some did, but now there is no way you would even draft this kid.
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