The Huskies didn’t play their best basketball, but were still able to put away the USC Trojans easily 69-41. Washington was led by freshman star Tony Wroten’s near triple double (13 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds) and stellar defense all around.
Garrent Jackson was the lone bright spot for USC finishing with 15 points. The Trojans as a team shot just 29 percent from the field and made just one three pointer all night. Sophomore guard Maurice Jones was held to eight points on 3-13 shooting.
Aside from Wroten, the Huskies got a decent night out of Aziz N’Diyae (9 points and 5 rebounds) as well as a stunning rebounding performance by Terrance Ross (14 rebounds). Washington is now 9-2 in Pac 12 play and remain half a game ahead of California.
Washington put the pedal to the metal in the second half scoring 40 points to glide past USC. The Huskies have now won their last five games and have gotten hot at the right time.
Washington was able to play a well rounded team game and get a win that they should have. Next for the Huskies are away games against Oregon (Thursday Feb. 9th) and Oregon State (Saturday Feb. 11th), two very winnable games. This time next week we could be talking about Washington winning their last seven games and 11 in conference games.