Here's my game story.
The big deal, of course, were the various reactions to the Friday chirping between the teams and whatever role that played in the result.
For the most part the postgame attitude was like the in-game attitude, both sides playing nice: no taunting from UW, etc.
One interesting thing, however, was OSU's denial that the second incident -- which I blogged about in a post below -- even took place. While on the UW side, several members of the traveling party said that they saw the OSU players at the hotel and they heard Marcel Jones' phone message to Joel Smith. So.
Never miss a local story.
Anyway, back to the game:
Star of the game: Senior guard Ryan Appleby scored a career-high 32 points, the most by a Husky since Brandon Roy scored 35 in 2005. Appleby also set a school record with nine 3-pointers.
Key stats: UW shot 54 percent from the field while limiting OSU to 32 percent. … The Huskies out-rebounded the Beavers, 47-34. … The UW bench out-scored the OSU bench, 44-14.
Key run: Appleby was hot from the start, single-handedly outscoring OSU for almost the first 14 minutes, when he had 15 points in leading UW to a 29-12 lead.
Observations: Appleby scored his first point before the game officially began. OSU received a technical foul for being late in providing their starting lineup. Appleby missed the first technical foul shot but hit the second. Then the teams went to center court for the opening tip. … Appleby is one 3-pointer away from tying the school career record of 212. … UW's Justin Dentmon had six assists, pushing him to 303 for his career. He is the seventh Husky to top 300 career assists. … Freshman Matthew Bryan-Amaning recorded his first career double-double with a career high 10 rebounds and matching his career high with 12 points. … Jon Brockman had his Pac-10-leading 18th double-double.
Quotable: "It is tough to play a team that hasn't won a (Pac-10) game yet. I think there's a little more pressure. For us to come in here and get a win like we did (Saturday) was a great showing for us." -- Appleby
Next: 8 p.m. Thursday, Arizona, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.