Gregg Bell has a simple, yet eloquent, wrap-up piece for the MBB following their hideous performance at BYU in the first round of the NIT. Bottom line for the UW: this team was really a science experiment that involved an imbalanced roster, new coaches, and new schemes. Gone were the go-to-rim athletes and the pressure defense (ahh, remember pressure defense?). It was never going to happen for this team.
- The MBB roster balances out next year with more depth on the front line and, conceivably a 9 or even 10 man rotation (can Hikeem Stewart become a Venoy Overton style defender?). Todd Dybas takes a look at all the pieces coming in and all the pieces going out.
- Men's Golf should prove an interesting diversion for the remainder of spring. The #5 ranked team kicks off the Oregon Ducks Invitational (sounds dirty, doesn't it?) tomorrow.
- The Softball team had a highlight style game this weekend as Kimberlee "Kaiser" Souza went yard not once ... but twice! in a win for the ranked Huskies over Arizona.
- Kevin Gemmell appears to be over his Stanford orgasm and has begun to discover that there are other teams and players around the Pac 12 North. Not straying very far from Northern California, Kevin recently profiled Shaq Thompson. Guess what? Shaq is looking to improve in 2013. Well, that is what the headline says. A very creative headline, I might add.
- SI.com ran a nice piece on the journey that Keith Price and Steve Sarkisian are taking together in this, KP's senior year. This story is another reminder that KP once had the attention of the nation and that his story this year is going to rate on the "comeback scale" for many an external observer.
Question of the Day
One of the striking imbalances of this UW MBB team to start the season was the presence of perimeter talent not complemented by a viable interior scorer. While the shooting struggles were largely inexplicable, the interior offense, or lack thereof, played out as expected. Looking towards next season, it appears that UW will have some stout interior scoring options with Shawn Kemp Jr. and with Perris Blackwell on the frontline and a slasher in Darin Johnson sure to get some run. All of a sudden, however, perimeter shooting looks like it will be a challenge - in particular if CJ Wilcox takes his talents to Madison Square Garden for the 2013 Draft. So, the question of the day: How will the Huskies compensate for a lack of perimeter shooting options in 2013 ... or will they have to?