The Huskies are 20 minutes from New York. And, so far, they're doing it with styles points, too.
After an exhibition game and NIT opener against clearly lesser oposition, the Huskies seem energized to finally be challenged by someone of roughly their own level. UW is unleashing its first full-court press of the season. The Dawg Pack student section is bouncing and chanting. It feels like old times.
Jon Brockman leads all scorers with 17 points, including a three-point play that ended the half.
UW has forced Utah into 12 turnovers.
The winner of this game advances to New York for the semifinals next Wednesday. They will face Texas A&M, which advanced with a tight win over UTEP tonight. Ohio State and Syracuse are on the other side of the bracket.