The Huskies fell to Utah 67-61, Wednesday, potentially ending the team’s 2013-14 campaign on a rather bitter note.
Seniors Sean Parker, Greg Ducre, Will Shamburger, Tre Watson and Taz Stevenson all graduated. Another defensive back who saw significant playing time, freshman Cleveland Wallace, decided to leave the team.
Nigel Williams-Goss joined Steve, Bill and Jason on The Steve Sandmeyer Show just prior to the Pac-12 Tournament opener.
Playing in his final game at the Alaska Airlines Arena, Washington senior C.J. Wilcox scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had three steals to lead the Huskies.
Washington (16-14, 8-9) had won two in a row and looked sharp early on as the team shot nearly 59 percent from the field in the first half to take a 45-41 lead, but UCLA out-scored the Huskies 50-37 in the final 20 minutes to secure the win.
The Washington Huskies have struggled defensively this season, particularly on the road, Forward Perris Blackwell believes they’ve turned a corner late in the year.
Asked if moving around to different drills was his nature, Huskies head coach Chris Petersen joked that usually he’s up in a tower, “eating snacks.”
With that said, the Mercer Island High School alum, looked comfortable with the offense, his surroundings and the pressure of being under added scrutiny as just one of two quarterbacks currently fighting for the starting quarterback job.
Both Lindquist and Williams will take repetitions with the “No. 1 offense,” which is really in name only as coach Petersen added that he is working with a clean slate as far as the depth chart is concerned.
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 17 points and Andrew Andrews added 16 points to carry the Huskies to just their third win in the past eight games.