Well, let's start with this: James Harden seems to be feeling just fine. Dazzling player. A younger Brandon Roy in some ways. And the Sun Devils' chief weapon with 13 points.
The Huskies started with real troubles getting through the ASU zone, so they tried shooting over it for a while. And finally, that started working. At one brief point when ASU seemed to be pulling away at 22-15, Joel Smith hit back-to-back threes to get the Huskies back in it.
UW is led by Brockman with 10 points and nine rebounds, so nearly a halftime double-double. Smith has nine, Morris eight, so the veterans are leading the way.
The half also featured Lorenzo Romar about as angry as I've seen him during one timeout, punctuated by a clipboard that came bouncing out of the UW huddle and onto the middle of the court.
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Neither team shooting wekk -- UW 34.4 percent, ASU 29.6 percent.
Bottom line: The game is right there for either team. ASU needs it to stay atop the conference. But there also is all kinds of upside to UW stealing a big road win tonight with Arizona up next.