Happy Friday, Dawg fans.
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- Henderson (Nev.) Liberty receiver Germie Bernard was the first commit to Washington in the 2022 class. Now he says “I’ve been trying to get as many players as possible to Washington”
- Two Husky defensive players make it into Todd McShay’s latest Mock Draft first round.
- Christian Caple from The Athletic ($) opens his mailbag to discuss topics like Adidas’ effect on recruiting, and... Chris Petersen as Pac-12 Commish??
AP Top 25 Finishes Over the Past 5 Seasons:— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) February 11, 2021
Washington - 3
USC - 3
Utah - 2
Stanford - 2
Oregon - 1
WSU - 1
Colorado - 1
ASU, UCLA, Arizona, Cal, OSU - 0
That other Husky DB on the Cardinals:
BMURPH— Washington Football (@UW_Football) February 11, 2021
Tough. Fast. Physical.@byronmurphy #BowDown x #ProDawgs pic.twitter.com/Yft4GJuDZa
Podcast of Champions tackles questions like: Is basketball as responsible as football for the Pac-12’s shitty image (paraphrasing).
Men’s Hoops loses fourth straight, 69-54 at home to USC
Despite improved defensive performance, it was a tough night for Washington offensively, as the Huskies put forth their second lowest scoring output of the season.
Notebook: @UW_MBB looked good on the defensive end for the first time in weeks.— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 12, 2021
The offense though? That's another discussion | via @_jamesprice_ https://t.co/cmP4SHaLvX
The Trojans went on an 18-4 run powered in part by star brothers Evan and Isaiah Mobley.
Recap: Five minutes changed @UW_MBB chances as Washington falls to USC 69-54 | via @ANYamashitahttps://t.co/P7oZm1RdqY— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 12, 2021
After a flurry to end the first half, USC continued the momentum, scoring five of the first seven points of the second half to stretch its lead to 14. The Huskies never got closer than nine points for the rest of the game.
One run — an 18-4 stretch to close out the first half — sealed No. 20 USC’s 69-54 victory over UW on Thursday night.— Lauren Kirschman (@laurenkirschman) February 12, 2021
"The floodgates broke."https://t.co/dcW8iDOflh pic.twitter.com/77y24xFr44
22-percent on three pointers, and a whopping seven free throw attempts for UW.
FINAL STATS: Quade Green leads @UW_MBB with 16, but Huskies have no answer for USC's bigs, drop their fourth-straight Pac-12 game, 69-54, at Alaska Airlines Arena. @Dawgman247 pic.twitter.com/UYe3EdbAgE— Chris Fetters (@Chris_Fetters) February 12, 2021
Women’s tennis remains undefeated
The team’s lineup card looked a little different in the rematch with Seattle U, but the results didn’t. The Huskies went on to complete their fourth straight 7-0 sweep to begin the season.
Washington gets to 4-0!— Washington Women's Tennis (@UW_WTennis) February 11, 2021
1⃣ Wong ✅ 6-1, 6-0
2⃣ Gallagher ✅ 6-0, 6-0
3⃣ Fortin ✅ 6-0, 6-0
4⃣ Lin ✅ 6-0, 6-7, (10-4)
5⃣ Chilton ✅ 6-3, 6-2
6⃣ Chang ✅ 6-2, 6-0#GoHuskies pic.twitter.com/gGvRwhFro6
Recap: @UW_WTennis makes some lineup changes but maintains its unbeaten start to 2021 with a win against Seattle U | via @m_mendrohttps://t.co/frW5y1ZAi5— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 12, 2021
Other UW sports happenings this weekend
This weekend will be a big test for the Husky Volleyball, as they head to LA to take on the Bruins (4-2) on Friday and Sunday. The first game will be Friday at 6 p.m.
For the first time this season, @UWVolleyball faces a ranked opponent as they head south to face No. 18 UCLA | via @sydneym_nash https://t.co/FMG7fFGZjA— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 11, 2021
When Washington Softball takes the field Friday (at 10am against Southern Utah in Las Vegas), it will mark the end of an unusual offseason and the beginning to a strange 2021 campaign.
It's been 341 days since @UWSoftball last stepped on the field.— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 11, 2021
But this weekend, the Dawgs are back, led by some familiar super seniors | via @edwardsanthonyb https://t.co/pN7WxIEuOA
Haley Van Dyke has now taken over the spot of leading scorer and rebounder for the Huskies (4-10, 1-10 Pac-12), averaging 11.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season.
In a season plagued by injuries and pauses, @UW_WBB has found consistency in Haley Van Dyke ahead of a trip to the desert | via @lombroia https://t.co/RZgmnoo9Ik— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 11, 2021
The Washington track and field team will be back in action this Friday and Saturday.
Another weekend, another chance for @UWTrack to improve as they prepare for the UW Invitational | via @NathanMathisen https://t.co/gtRl93xslX— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 11, 2021
The Huskies return two all-conference players in senior Kaylene Pang and junior Summer Yates as they look to build on their 12-7-2 record from 2019.
After an unexpected break, Nicole Van Dyke will make her long-awaited debut as the head coach of @UW_WSoccer | via @RajanHans14https://t.co/eV3s8LD9G0— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 11, 2021