Kenny Wooten blocked four shots in Washington’s latest loss to Oregon and the Huskies will now face another shot blocker in Utah State’s Neemias Queta. UW coach Mike Hopkins said the key is to stay aggressive.
Washington’s offensive struggles against Oregon led to defensive breakdowns. That’s something Mike Hopkins hadn’t seen a while. He doesn’t want to see it again in the NCAA Tournament opener against Utah State.
First-seeded Washington advanced to Pac-12 tournament semifinals with a 78-75 victory over No. 8 seed USC. Seniors Dominic Green and Matisse Thybulle highlighted a pivotal late sequence for the Huskies.
Washington senior guard Matisse Thybulle was named one of four finalists for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year. He’s joined by Duke’s Zion Williamson, Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter