I’ll admit it, I opted out of watching this game. 8:30pm start was too rich for my blood, as I was still recovering from a long gambling & drinking weekend and didn’t much feel like staying up until all hours of the night for what would ultimately be a losing effort.
Lo, it came to be, with the Huskies getting handled by San Diego State on their home court. Marquese Chriss had another good game (19 points, 4 boards, 2 blocks, 2 steals), in what was probably his last game as a Husky. Dejounte Murray filled up the stat sheet (20 points, 9 boards, 5 assists, 3 steals), but struggled from the field (8 of 23, 0 of 3 from behind the arc) in what was ALSO probably his last game as a Husky. Andrew Andrews finished with 17 points, putting him at 1,812 career points, which is good for third place all time in University of Washington history (behind C.J. Wilcox’s 1,880 and Chris Welp’s 2,073).
Kind of a bummer of a finish to kind of a bummer of a season, with the icing on top being our three best players leaving the program. Even with a 5-star recruit coming in next year in Markelle Fultz, it’s hard to see how this team will improve. And, when the team ultimately fails to achieve NCAA Tournament status, it’s pretty simple math to figure out what that means for Lorenzo Romar.
Did you ever know I hate the 1 & Done rule? Because I hate the 1 & Done rule.