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Huskies shorthanded again, lose to Colorado

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In what many consider to be the last potentially winnable game for Washington, the Huskies started Gilles Dierickx and gave 16 minutes to walk-on Dan Kingma.

The Huskies have reached "that point" in the season, with depth issues ravaging the roster. Shorthanded in the frontcourt with Shawn Kemp Jr. still missing, this time from a calf injury, and shorthanded in the backcourt with Nigel Williams-Goss still hobbled from an ankle injury and battling the flu (though still playing), oh and shortanded on the wing with Donaven Dorsey dealing with turf toe, the Huskies lost to Colorado 64-47. That was very improper grammar because too many injuries.

The only time Washington held a lead was 2-0 and 2-1 on the back of a Gilles Dierickx layup. They were his only two points for the night. UW was unable to match up with Josh Scott inside, as he scored a game-high 21 points, the vast majority of which were scored on layups from simple post entry passes. Jernard Jarreau and Dierickx just didn't muscle him up at any point, and it was the lack of inside physicality that was the biggest glaring disparity in this game.

Andrew Andrews was the brightest spot on the team with 20 points on 7-18 shooting, including a 5-11 showing from behind the arc. He didn't get to the foul line as he customarily does, but with his three point stroke falling, there was no need for him to ever endanger himself in the paint. Nigel Williams-Goss was unable to complement Andrews' scoring, with only eight points on 4-14 shooting. He still played 37 minutes but was invisible on the court for long stretches.

Washington finished out the game missing 13 of its last 14 attempts from the field. Aside from Andrews' threes and a top-of-the-key triple from Kingma, most of the remainder of the game was as ugly as the final shooting stretch would indicate. Mike Anderson hustled his way to 11 points, and aside from he, Williams-Goss and Andrews, no Dawg scored over four points (Kingma).

Senior Day for the Huskies is Saturday. Watch that for a little bit, if at least to show respect to Mike Anderson, who has worked his ass off for this Husky team during his years here, and to give Baby Reignman some love.