Washington led by Jon Brockman's 23 points defeated Cleveland State 78-63 last night in Seattle. Brockman also had a team high 13 rebounds. Quincy Pondexter chipped in 15 points rebounding from a goose egg in the opener against Portland on Saturday. Joe Wolfinger contributed 12 points coming off the bench.
Isaiah Thomas had another poor game for the Dawgs shooting only 2-11 from the field. We had hoped he would arrive ready to dominate but it's obvious that he still has a lot to learn when it comes to leading the team on offense. Ball handling on the perimeter is still a problem as the Huskies turned the ball over 18 times. Romar started Venoy Overton over Thomas last night.
The team still misses the presence of Matthew Bryan-Amaning who sidelined after having a hard fall in practice last week and Artem Wallace who is playing limited minutes as he comes back from a serious knee injury from last season.
Norris Cole scored 20 points for Cleveland State (1-1), which missed 18 of its first 21 shots and fell behind by 24 points late in the first half. Cleveland State is the pre season favorite to win the Horizon League. The Vikings pulled withing three in the second half at 56-53 but Jon Brockman's dominating presence inside put an end to that and the Huskies cruised to their first victory of the season.