Huskies Insider Blog

Halftime: Washington 35, No. 5 UCLA 28

Venoy Overton made a turnover on the first UW possession, and he was instantly yanked to the bench.

That made clear that coach Lorenzo Romar had different expectations for this game, and through 20 minutes, those expectations are being met and exceeded.

The Huskies have only four points from Jon Brockman, but they're getting balanced help elsewhere: eight points by Dentmon and Appleby, seven from Quincy Pondexter.

Pondexter also has the play of the afternoon, a hyperathletic dunk over Lorenzo Mata-Real.

UCLA's Kevin Love had only three points, but Russell Westbrook has 10 and Josh Shipp nine.

Bottom line, though, is that the Huskies are played energized and unafraid.

Although the tougher 20 minutes are ahead.

Looking on the the crowd: Bob "The Beast" Sapp, former UW football player turned martial arts fighter; Seattlue SuperSonics star freshman Kevin Durant, Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, and UW football coach Tyrone Willingham, along with his new defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.