A 15-point win and a 16-point win. An offensive explosion and a defensive gem.
This is big for a couple of reasons. First of all, the Oregon schools both had 10 wins coming into these games, which would lead me to believe these are a couple of pretty good teams. Secondly, it makes for a nice start after what was a pretty ugly non-conference run for the Huskies.
Now, the Huskies sit tied with Cal and Stanford – the two class teams of the Pac-12 – at 2-0 in conference. More importantly, the Huskies are 2-0 in an impressive fashion. They absolutely dismantled the Oregon schools this weekend.
Tony Wroten continued his dominance with a 26-point outburst against Oregon State, followed by another 17 points against Oregon last night. C.J. Wilcox parlayed a stellar second half in the first game with 24 points (6 of 8 from three) in the second game. And both Gaddy & Ross had solid, if unspectacular games to round things out.
We’ll get a nice little test this week with road games against Colorado and Utah. Considering we’re still winless away from Hec-Ed, stealing a couple of victories against a couple of beat-able teams would really hit the spot going forward in this season.
A season, mind you, where to make the Tourney, you’re either going to have to win the conference outright, or win the Pac-12 Tournament in March. No margin for error otherwise. The Pac-12 has no love from the powers that be because they haven’t EARNED any love.