University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins talks with the Dawg Pack after the win. The Washington Huskies played the California Golden Bears in a NCAA basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins talks with the Dawg Pack after the win. The Washington Huskies played the California Golden Bears in a NCAA basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com
University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins talks with the Dawg Pack after the win. The Washington Huskies played the California Golden Bears in a NCAA basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com

Lauren Kirschman is the UW Huskies beat writer for The News Tribune. She previously covered the Pittsburgh Steelers for PennLive.com. A Pennsylvania native and a University of Pittsburgh graduate, she also covered college athletics for the Beaver County Times from 2012-2016.