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Huskies vs. Loyola game thread

> That's it. Washington wins 85-63, a solid win and good second half to start the season.

> That's going to be it for N'Diaye. He had a monster night. 10 points, 16 boards, just two fouls and three blocks. Huskies up 82-61 with 1:38 to go.

> N'Diaye with a career-high 16 boards and counting.

> Back-to-back 3s for Wilcox and Suggs have Washington running away with this one. Up 79-58 with 3:03 to go.

> Washington up 69-53 and starting to pull away.

> Essentially, Loyola is playing without a safety and going to the O boards like crazy.

> Good ball movement ends with a corner 3 from Wilcox. Washington up 62-52 with 7:34 left. But, Washington is in the penalty, so Loyola will be shooting free throws the rest of the way.

> What Jarreau just did was the piece of the high-post offense we used to see from MBA. That elbow dive.

> Huskies up 57-48.

> Under 12 timeout. Washington leads 55-46 with 11:25 left. Wilcox has 14 points, Gaddy has 13.

> No turnovers for Washington in the second half as of yet.

> Washington up 52-44 with 12:28 to go. Jarreau showing nice touch and better play in the second half.

> 6-10 Jarreau dribbles up the floor and goes behind his back along the way to break the press.

> Wilcox hits a 3 and Washington is up 48-39 with 14:54 to go. On the break much more in the second half.

> Washington up seven now. Getting on the break much more early in second half.

> Suggs' layin puts Washington up 40-35.

> Washington gives up another offensive board to start the half.

> Original starting fives for each team.

> Washington needs to find a way to get N'Diaye some help rebounding. Jernard Jarreau started at power forward but picked up just one rebound and played only seven minutes in the half. Martin Breunig was ineffective on both ends. It's odd to say the loss of a player who played only 6:30 per game last year, Shawn Kemp, would be such an early blow for Washington. But, at this point, it is.

> Halftime. Washington leads a sloppy game 33-31. N'Diaye has 10 rebounds and Wilcox has nine points. Seven points for Suggs and Gaddy.

> Romar held his hands out in disbelief when Andrews jacked that 3.

> That's the second time tonight Gaddy has blown by with a dribble drive from the top and gotten to the rim for a score. His free throw puts Washington up 33-27.

> N'Diaye up to 10 boards with 1:39 left in the first. He said the other day losing Kemp puts more pressure on him to control the boards.

> Loyola trapping and Washington not running its press break properly. Guy needs to be at midcourt in the middle.

> N'Diaye has eight rebounds already.

> Wilcox has two fouls and Suggs three with 3:27 left in the half.

> Another timeout, 20-20 with 6:16 left.

> Jarreau just helped off when there was no need and it cost them a 3. Game is tied 20-20 on seven straight points for Suggs.

> Washington also having serious problems on the defensive boards. Loyola crashing like crazy.

> Washington has seven turnovers already.

> Wilcox carrying the offensive load early. Has seven points on 3 of 6 shooting.

> Martin Breunig continues to struggle. We'll see if he can figure some things out this year.

> Wilcox, Simmons, Breunig, Stewart, Andrews on the court together.

> Suggs with his second personal at 13:01 of the first half. Hikeem Stewart in for him.

> Romar instantly subs Andrews out to make a point.

>Andrews was just beaten by Cormier for an O board and stickback. Never put his body on Cormier.

> Despite their size advantage, we're already seeing the Huskies struggle with defensive rebounding.

> Washington and Loyola combine to shoot 3-for-15 to start the game. It's ugly here.

> Andrew Andrews and Desmond Simmons first subs. Washington up 4-2 at the under 16 timeout.

> Loyola having all sorts of problems with N'Diaye's length in the middle. His help D has been excellent early. 4-2 Washington.

> Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos already told by the officials to tone it down.

> Washington disjointed and sloppy early here.

> N'Diaye with an easy drop step for the first basket of the season.

> Washington's starting lineup is 6-3, 6-5, 6-6, 6-10, 7-0.

> Washington running new intro video that essentially emulates the countdown style that Arizona uses.

> Not surprised Jarreau was picked to start. Gives Washington tremendous length in the post. But he's still skinny despite upping his weight to 220 pounds.

> Washington starters: Abdul Gaddy, Scott Suggs, C.J. Wilcox, Jernard Jarreau and Aziz N'Diaye.

> Not a lot of people here with tip just two minutes away.

Washington getting ready to start the 2012-13 season with its home opener against Loyola. The Greyhounds are picked to win the MAAC and made the NCAA Tournament last year.