Here in Haas Pavilion for Hickory High vs. Deer Lick, er, Washington vs. Cal. Sitting with my colleagues on a bleacher bench that does not have a back. Certainly the old-school feel lives here in Haas. Thread on the jump:
> The Huskies controlled the entire game and moved to 10-5 overall and, more importantly, 2-0 in conference play with two road wins.
> Under-8 timeout and Washington is maintaining its double-digit lead. The Huskies are up 52-38, continue to control the boards and run solid offense.
> Under-12 timeout and Washington is bumbling through the half, but still up 45-32 with 11:23 to go. Andrew Andrews just forced a wild layup and Lorenzo Romar let him have it. Romar pulled him out and continued to shout at Andrews on the bench. About as mad as you will see Romar with a player during a game.
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> At the under-16 timeout, Washington leads 43-28 with 14:16 to go. Quiet start to the second half, but Washington is happy to run clock and exchange hoops at this point.
> Suggs doing an excellent job of getting through all screens, single-doubles, etc. Crabbe not getting loose.
> Halftime. Washington leads 34-20 after owning the boards, of all things. The Huskies clobbered Cal on the boards, outrebounding the Bears 30-13 in the first half. Washington had 15 offensive rebounds. Aziz N'Diaye had 10 points and seven rebounds.
> Lead gives UW a chance to hide Suggs with two fouls for rest of first half. Wilcox to Crabbe.
> N'Diaye lays it in and Washington is on a 13-0 run heading into the under-4 timeout. With 3:45 to go. Washington leads Cal 31-18.
> Wilcox on the break and Montgomery calls a timeout. Washington up 29-18 here with 5:01 to go. Playing very well last couple minutes.
> Under-8 timeout, with 7:18 to go. UW up 18-17. Cal going the line. Washington just had three offensive rebounds on one possession, but could not score.
> Cal up 15-14 with 11:45 to go here. Washington will have every opportunity to win this game. Couple quick shots, but Washington matches up well with Cal.
> Under-16 timeout and Cal leads 8-6 with 15:49 to go. Solid offensive start for Washington, too easy for Cal on inside offense.
> Suggs is on Crabbe. Gaddy on Cobbs. Wilcox matched with freshman Wallace.
> Typical starters for Huskies: Gaddy, Suggs, Wilcox, Simmons and N'Diaye. Cal: Cobbs, Crabbe, Wallace, Thurman(ator), Kravish.
> It's a very light environment in here at Haas with five minutes until tip.
> Washington has a big chance here to against a so-so Cal team to start this week's road swing. Allen Crabbe is the main concern when dealing with the Bears. Scott Suggs will probably start out defending him.