University of Washington guard David Crisp (1) claps in celebration after the game. The Washington Huskies played the Utah Utes in a NCAA basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
University of Washington guard David Crisp (1) claps in celebration after the game. The Washington Huskies played the Utah Utes in a NCAA basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Joshua Bessex
University of Washington guard David Crisp (1) claps in celebration after the game. The Washington Huskies played the Utah Utes in a NCAA basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Joshua Bessex

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.