Two years ago the Huskies opened the season with a loss on the road to the pesky Portland Pilots. This season the Pilots visited Hec Ed and pitched a second half scare at UW. The Huskies blew an 18 point second half lead before regrouping to pull away with a 94-72 win.
Justin Holiday scored a career-high 20 points and Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead Washington to victory. The 21st ranked Huskies improve to 6-2 and are a perfect 5-0 at home. Up next for the Dawgs is a tough away game at Texas A&M on Saturday. It will be Washington's first test in a hostile environment.