Washington coach Mike Hopkins, right, argues with an official during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. California won 76-73. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Washington coach Mike Hopkins, right, argues with an official during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. California won 76-73. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Tony Avelar AP
Washington coach Mike Hopkins, right, argues with an official during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. California won 76-73. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Tony Avelar AP

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.