Lucky for us, it was the Huskies doing the ass-kicking and the Stanford Tree taking the abuse.
Up by 40 with just minutes left to play in an all-but-decided contest, Coach Lorenzo Romar elected to play his sophomore walk-on, Sherrer, letting everyone know in the process that the Huskies are, in fact, an equal opportunity employer.
Sherrer — whose full name is Brendan Potter Scheffler Sherrer — did not record any stats of note, but did commit a personal foul, further punishing the Cardinal with his mere presence.
As for the rest of the game, it was basically over by halftime.
The Dawgs, losers of their last three contests, played like a team who actually gave a damn and it showed in the box score. The final result was a 94-61, 33-point thrashing that wasn’t nearly as close as it appeared on paper, if that’s even possible.
The Dawgs were led by Quincy Pondexter’s 27-point, 10-rebound performance. Isaiah Thomas (15), Scott Suggs (12), and Abdul Gaddy (10) also recorded double-figures scoring for Washington. Venoy Overton contributed with nine points and eight assists (a double-single, for you smart asses out there).
I’m not going to lie. I had to talk myself off of the bridge, too, after the last two weeks. But I was able to convince myself that it’s still early and we still have plenty of home games left to make an impact.
When we’re struggling like this is when we need to impact the game more than ever and create that Hec Ed advantage that has led the Dawgs to wins so many times before. With that being said, onto the Dirt…