The Husky basketball team split on the road this weekend. If you want to win Pac 12 championships you sweep at home and split on the road. The team obviously isn't playing well but a 3-1 start means that they are still in the thick of things going forward.
Up next is Seattle University on Tuesday. The 2-10 Redhawks have been struggling all season. SU like the Huskies put enough talent on the floor to win most nights but the chemistry hasn't come together to allow them to do that. This will be an interesting game simply because the Huskies tend to play to the level of their opponents.
On Sunday the 1-3 Cougars invade Hec Edmundson. We expected more out of the Cougs this season. The loss to Utah on the road was a surprise but judging from the first two weeks of Pac 12 play road wins are going to be at a premium this season.
Wouldn't this be a great week to insert Gonzaga into the Thursday night slot?
It is time that UW agreed to a home and away series with the Zags.
Not much in the way of recruiting news over the weekend since the coaches are all out on the road and nobody was on campus visiting. We expect some new names that the Huskies are in on to go public over the next couple of days. Some of them are Plan B guys and some are simply sleepers that the Huskies have been in on for a long time.
One such sleeper is TB Brandon Wilson from Shreveport, Louisiana who has fallen through the cracks due to injuries suffered during his sophomore and junior seasons. According to what I read he ran a 4.39 at an Ole Miss camp. The film on this kid is really good and I like him a lot better than the kid he is potentially replacing - Tairen Owens.
Here is a link to a little film I found on Brandon.
Dawgman has a feature story up on Wilson which can be accessed by clicking the link.
The 2011 class is far from finished but the current rankings have Husky fans worried. Scout has the Huskies ranked at eighth in the Pac 12 and 43rd in the country. Rivals also has the Huskies at eighth but a little lower nationally at 53rd. The Huskies still have ten spots open to fill the class and they are in on enough highly rated remaining talent to finish 25-35 nationally while finishing somewhere between 8 and 5 in the conference.