Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson, right, is guarded by Washington’s David Crisp (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson, right, is guarded by Washington’s David Crisp (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman) Amanda Loman AP
Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson, right, is guarded by Washington’s David Crisp (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman) Amanda Loman 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.