Here's John McGrath's take on a defensive hustle play by Isaiah Thomas -- one of the memorable moments of the season so far.
And here's a quicker overview:
Star of the game: I'm going to wimp out and just say this one was a tribute to teamwork. However, special credit to Isaiah Thomas for his defense on Jerome Randle (five points). And to Matthew Bryan-Amaning for another nice day of hitting the boards and using his natural gifts to flourish within the flow of the game.
Key stats: UW forced 22 Cal turnovers. The Bears gave away 18 points at the line (32-of-50 -- yes 50 -- foul shots). UW held Cal to 33.3 percent shooting. UW outrebounded what came in as the Pac-10's top team in rebounding margin.
Key run: Patrick Christopher came out scary aggressive and scary good. But after he gave Cal a 5-0 lead in the first minute, it was all Huskies for the next 39.
Quotable: "It just says that we’re really capable of doing a lot of things this year. We had a little slippage in the Pac-10 season. But we had to start from scratch and prove to people that we are a talented team and we have to come together and once we do those things the sky is the limit for us still. We still have a possibility of doing big things in March, and that’s our goal." -- UW captain Quincy Pondexter.
What fans will be talking about: Is MBA's potential starting to be realized? Is Thomas nearing Overton's league as a defender? Why didn't Justin Holiday start sooner? And most of all ... can they keep it going on the road?
Next: The Huskies head down to LA, meeting the Bruins on Thursday and the Trojans on Saturday.