Got home OK. Lots of fluffy snow that provided traction. Most other drivers being responsible. Still, good to be back home, and I'm hoping all the fans and other reporters did, too.
Here's my game story.
This one was over at halftime. Washington moves to 7-3 on the season. The Huskies return to action at 3 p.m. Tuesday, hosting Lehigh.
Brockman was the leading scorer with 17 points, although he had a season-low five rebounds.
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UW was 21 of 34 on foul shots; EWU 1 of six, with the one coming with just over three minutes left in the game.
Final crowd estimate was probably in the 2,000-2,500 range.
I'm heading down for some notes and quotes, but I might try to get home before posting anything else.
Halftime: After a sloppy start, the Huskies got it going. Right now they just look the far more athletic team. They're getting inside and finishing. The Eagles are getting inside and getting blocked -- six so far.
Easter has no points off turnovers, no second-chance points, no points off fast breaks.
The Huskies have hit 57 percent from the field, the Eagles 34 percent.
Isaiah Thomas leads all scorers with 12 points.
Jon Brockman looks OK but not 100 percent: five points, one rebound. I'd sit him a lot through the second half if things continue as are.
MBA strong again: six points, three rebounds.
Due to the weather, neither the cheerleaders nor pep band are here. They are missed.
15:57/1st The Huskies went about three and a half minutes before hitting their first field goal -- an Isaiah Thomas 3. It's 7-7 now in a fairly slopping game.
The PA announcer has just invited everyone in the upper level to come on down to the lower bowl. However, the lower bowl is pretty well filled. It's certainly the smallest crowd of the season, but not half bad.
7:05 p.m. We're about to tip off, and there are probably 500-700 fans in here ... which is more than I expected. Especially considering the weather ... and the fact that school is out. Yet there's a nice sampling of Dawg Pack.
6 p.m. Relief. The Eagles are in the house. And since the Huskies and the game officials are also here, the game will go on.
5:55: Hmm. The Huskies are out on the court warming up. However -- and this is where that 'hmm' comes from -- the Eastern Washington team bus hasn't yet arrived. They did get over the mountains and into town yesterday. But they haven't made it to the arena yet.
Meanwhile, about 25 or so fans have made it into the arena.
And -- get this -- there are scalpers outside! I just went out to move my car to a less snow-drifty location and a couple of guys actually asked me if I had any extras. Now, it is just my hunch that there are going to be about 9,500 extras tonight, but I presume the man knows his business better than I do.
5:35 p.m. For better or worse, I've made it to Hed Ed for tonight's Eastern Washington-at-UW basketball game. The roads were OK in an exciting sort of way. However, I would urge all civilians to watch from the comfort of their living rooms.
And it certainly seems that most folks are taking that advice. The parking lot was a winter wonderland undisturbed by tire tracks. There weren't even parking attendants to take your money. Which makes sense: That would be very nasty duty out there tonight.
Anyway, for at least the next few hours this will seem like a normal night again. I'll pop in here with any pregame notes, then keep a running blog through the game, then head back for what will likely be unusually short game notes before beginning a hopeful slog for home.