Huskies Insider Blog

Hoops back in action tonight vs. Portland

The Washington men's basketball team doesn't have much time to reflect on its big win over Texas Tech.

The Huskies will return to action at 7 tonight against Portland.

Here's a quick preview of that one:

PORTLAND (7-2)AT NO. 23 WASHINGTON (5-2)7 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion.TV: FSN Radio: 950-AMSeries: Washington leads 12-2 overall and 7-0 at home. Last season, the Huskies won, 111-55. Statistical leaders: For Portland – Jarred Stohl, 15 ppg; Luke Sikma, 11.7 rpg; Eric Waterford, 3.2 apg. For UW – Isaiah Thomas, 15 ppg; Justin Holiday, 6.9 rpg; Venoy Overton, 4.7 apg.Scouting report: The teams have one common opponent: Kentucky, which beat Portland, 79-48, and defeated UW, 74-67. … The Pilots come in on a three-game winning streak, including a 58-54 victory at Montana on Friday. UW has won back-to-back games, most recently 108-79 over Texas Tech on Saturday. … Sikma is a senior from Bellevue and the son of former Seattle SuperSonic Jack Sikma. Stohl is a senior guard from Marysville, and is shooting 50 percent from the field and 96.2 percent on free throws. He was honored as West Coast Conference player of the week in late November after scoring a season-high 26 points vs. UC Santa Barbara and 21 vs. Washington State. … There are two other Washingtonians on the Pilots’ roster: freshman guard Tanner Riley of North Bend and freshman forward Ryan Nicholas of Spokane. … Thomas is back in the UW scoring lead for the first time this season. ... All Huskies are expected to be available.Next: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Texas A&M, Reed Arena, College Station, Texas. FSN.