Yep, by now I’m sure most of you are aware. The Husky football continued their dismal season by falling 27-7 to Rick Neuheisel’s UCLA Bruins, while the men’s basketball team kicked off their season with a 80-74 defeat at the hands of the Portland Pilots.
The Husky athletic program is setting new standards for loseability. The football team I can understand, because they’ve had nearly three months to flaunt their awfulness. But I figured the basketball team would give us something to root for, and last night that wasn’t the case. We expected an athletic team capable of running all over opponents and playing better defense than a year ago. What we got was a team making the same mistakes, playing similar D, and missing the same shots on the offensive end.
For the basketball team at least, this isn’t the end of the world. They can rebound from this and have proven in the past that they’re capable of doing so. The officiating clearly played a role in parts of last night’s game, and whether the refs are just calling things tighter or had an off night, the Dawgs will need to make adjustments in future matchups. Outside of Jon Brockman, no one stepped up against Portland. Brockman can’t carry this team alone. We know that from last year. A sidekick will need to step up to help ease the load on the team’s go-to-guy or this could be a long season yet again.