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Monday Dots: Hardwood Heroics and Coordinator Confusion

NCAA Basketball: Southern California at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Let’s start the week at Hec Ed, where the Dawgs smacked USC 72-40. It was the type of complete victory fans wanted to get from this UW team but hadn’t received so far. My favorite stat of the game: UW held USC to 21% shooting from the floor in the first half and somehow cut that to 19% in the second. The awful loss to UCLA on Thursday remains a blemish on the record, but hopefully will go down as a wake-up call and turning point. The Seattle Times has a recap of the game and an analysis of where the Dawgs are after two very different games to open conference play.

  • The weekend also included quite a few football headlines. The OC search continues. After Jason Garrett was let go in Dallas, questions started to swirl about Kellen Moore to UW.

  • Salvon Ahmed wrapped up his UW career and officially declared for the NFL Draft.

  • Several Husky commits played in the All-American Bowl over the weekend, including Jalen McMillan, Myles Murao, Roger Rosengarten, and Sam Adams. Whoever calls plays for the Huskies the next few years, they will benefit from this group. Check out the impact McMillan made right away.

  • UW has a new women’s soccer coach. The Dawgs announced the hiring of Nicole Van Dyke from UPenn. GoHuskies has more details on Nicole’s career and goals for the team. Congratulations and welcome!