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Game thread: Washington loses to Nevada 76-73

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> Deonte Burton proves too much down the stretch and Washington loses 76-73 to fall to 4-4. It's the third home loss for Washington already this year. The Huskies came back from 18 down to take a brief lead, but couldn't stop Burton in the final few minutes when he hit two very difficult 3-pointers on his way to 29 points.

> Washington took a brief lead, and is down 65-63 with 3:59 to go.

> Gaddy with a steal then a tomahawk jam on the break has tied the game at 55-55. Washington all the way back from being down 18.

> Gaddy jams on the break, is run under by Burton in one of the most worrisome plays in hoops, no call, Washington's 10-0 run cuts it to 53-45.

> Under-16 timeout and Nevada leads 53-35.

> Gaddy with another second-half turnover, Burton crams it, shouts and Nevada is up 48-32. Washington lifeless in second half.

> Halftime, Nevada leads 34-26. Washington was atrocious on offense in the first half, once again reverting to its motion offense. The Huskies finished 10-for-31, which was actually a large improvement from earlier in the game. Gaddy sat the final 10:57 of the first half after picking up his third foul on a reach. Walk-on Quinn Sterling again made a first-half appearance. Shawn Kemp had three points in limited minutes, but looks healthy. Had a block and ran the floor well.

> Signs of life. Suggs finally gets on the board, it's 22-19 and Nevada calls timeout. Suggs 1-for-6, UW 7-for-24. Simmons has 7 boards.

> Washington is 3-for-18 from the field, 16.7 percent, at the under-8 timeout. Gaddy has three fouls and will likely sit the rest of the half. Washington lucky only to be down 16-8 at this point.

> Nevada leads 8-5 at the under-16 timeout with 15:57 left in the half. Washington ball. Gaddy stays in with two fouls.

> That's two fouls on Gaddy with 17:01 to go and no Andrew Andrews. Not good.

> Lots of high coverage and ball pressure from Nevada. Similar to what Fullerton was doing. Backdoor should be open.

> Huskies starters: Gaddy, Wilcox, Suggs, Simmons, N'Diaye.

> There is a small group of television techs who are striking outside of Hec Edmundson Pavilion in protest of the Pac-12 Network. Here's a LA Times story on the topic. Union reps for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees tell me the strike is a last resort, but had to be done because the Network is not treating its employees fairly.

> For kicks, check out this video from Seattle U coach Cameron Dollar. The Huskies play against their former assistant Dec. 13 at KeyArena.

> Let's start here: From what I've heard and seen, Scott Suggs and Shawn Kemp Jr. will be available tonight, putting the Huskies at full strength for the first time this season. UPDATE: So much for full strength. Andrew Andrews is on the bench in street clothes with crutches after spraining his ankle in practice Thursday when he stepped on a teammates' foot.