Category Archives: Husky Basketball

Forecasting the Absolute Ridiculousness of the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament

Because no one really gives a shit about this tournament. And because it’s fun to predict things.

(Winners of each matchup listed in BOLD.)

FIRST ROUND

Game 1: Washington State (8) vs. Oregon State (9), 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7

Player of the Year candidate Brock Motum leads all scorers with eight points as the Cougars knock off the Beavs 17-12 in first-round play. Announced attendance for the tournament’s first game is 22. A quick head count of everyone in the arena reveals that only 19 people are actually present, however.

Game 2: UCLA (5) vs. USC (12), 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7

The Bruins continue their stick-up-their-ass, inspired-by-scandal run to the NIT by throttling the Trojans and their bevy of backcourt munchkins. Reeves Nelson buys a ticket and sits courtside, but is later removed from the premises after rushing the court and setting a hard pick on one of his former teammates.

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Here’s Some Good Sports Writing…

A big thanks to Josh Liebeskind for writing this article about the Dawg Pack and yours truly. I’m no expert on journalism, but if I was in charge of handing out Pulitzers, well, I’d at least consider Josh’s story.

Seriously, though, I’m flattered to have this…thing…I used to do featured in the newspaper of my alma mater. Makes all those classes I skipped (and the two extra years of undergraduate education, my Redshirt and Medical Redshirt years, as I like to refer to them) totally worth it.

Couldn’t be more appreciative of the opportunity to sit down and talk with an up-and-coming writer about the goofy things in my past. Please give the article a read if you get a chance. Thanks!

The Huskies Just Don’t Give A…

The problem with the Husky Basketball team is that they appear to not give a shit. In any sport there will always be wins and losses. That’s a given. But win or lose, you can only hope that your team gives a shit every time they play. So far this season, the Huskies have failed to prove to me — and to many others, I’d imagine — that they are among the shit-giving elite in college basketball. That’s not good.

As a collective unit, this year’s squad resembles Matt LeBlanc in Joey. After Friends, that guy completely mailed it in. He used to care. And then Joey came along. At which point, he more or less gave up. NBC was still signing off on his paychecks. That’s really all that mattered. Lazy bastard.

Since the Huskies neither star in a sitcom spinoff nor get paid, I can’t imagine what’s motivating them to take the court these days. Maybe it’s the free gear they get, the nice kicks they wear, or perhaps all the hot college chicks they get to bang. I don’t know. I am not a psychologist. All I see is a lack of effort, hustle, and desire. Which leads me to question the heart of the entire program.

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Dawg Pack Dirt: Cal State Northridge

Dawg Pack Dirt: Cal State Northridge

Volume 8, Issue 7, December 22, 2011

Special to Seattle Sportsnet


Written by dedicated Dawg Pack members

The game:

-Cal State Northridge Matadors (3-6) @ Washington Huskies (5-5)

-Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, Wash.

-Thursday, December 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m. PST.

The team:

-Northridge is currently 3-6 on the season.

-Freshman guard Stephan Hicks leads the Matadors with 17.5 ppg and 8.5 rebounds.

-Head coach Bobby ‘Bras’ Braswell is in his 16th season at CSUN after coming from Oregon as an assistant coach.

-Braswell’s son and two former players stole over $6,000 worth of merchandise from a local Best Buy in 2009. They were released on $20,000 bail.

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Dawg Pack Dirt: UCSB

Dawg Pack Dirt: UC Santa Barbara

Volume 8, Issue 6, December 16, 2011

Special to Seattle Sportsnet

Written by dedicated Dawg Pack members

The game:

-UCSB Gauchos (5-2) @ Washington Huskies (4-4)

-Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, Wash.

-Friday, December 16, 2011, 7:00 p.m. PST.

The team:

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The Legacy of Brandon Roy

December 19th, 2004. I will never forget that day. I spent most of it outside, huddled under an awning extending forth from Hec Edmundson Pavilion. I was a student then, content to loiter for hours on end for a good seat at Husky basketball games.

The Huskies played North Carolina State that day. It was a Sunday. A 5:00 p.m. tip-off on the West Coast.

Just one year prior, the Dawgs had been on no one’s radar. They had been in the midst of a four-year stretch of futility that spanned two coaching regimes. But then they kicked off the 2004 calendar year by winning ballgames. And lo and behold, they returned to relevance by making the ’04 NCAA Tournament. Now here we were, nine months later, and Washington was in the early stages of their 2004-2005 season, ranked 18th in the nation, playing a meaningful game against a nationally-ranked opponent.

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The Tony Wroten Workout Plan, and Other Thoughts on the Huskies

I didn’t get to go to the gym on Tuesday. The Huskies were taking on 11th-ranked Marquette in Madison Square Garden. I needed to watch. Husky Basketball takes priority over any workout I could possibly accomplish. But I couldn’t let the day go to waste. I had a bagel sandwich for breakfast, a sizable burrito for lunch, and around about snack time I killed some Chex Mix. That’s a lot of carbs for one day. And I am not one to let those carbs go to waste. So I took the logical step of creating my own workout plan. Or as I’m currently calling it, the Wroten Workout Plan, in honor of Tony Wroten, Jr.

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