On February 21st, the Washington Huskies lost their home contest against the Colorado Buffaloes, 55-50.
Despite a late scoring surge (17 to 2) that produced a 24-point fourth quarter for the Dawgs, the Huskies came up short of the win.
UW’s 21 turnovers (versus 9 team assists) were just too much to overcome.
Likewise, for the game, Washington’s overall defensive statitics were not very good.
Colorado made 42.9% of their three-point attempts (6 for 14).
The Buffaloes also shot 52% from two-point range.
Washington’s defense struggled to contain Colorado’s offense throughout the game.
The Buffaloes scored 13 points in the first quarter; 12 points in the second quarte; 14 points in the third quarter; and 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Only one UW player, Alexis Whitfield, held Colorado offensive players scoreless in their individual defensive matchups — Whitfield individually defended one (1) possession.
Darcy Rees individually defended six (6) possessions and held Colorado players to 16.7% shooting from the field — the second most possessions defended and the lowest shooting percentage allowed by individual Washington defenders. Rees also added two steals.
Therefore, Rees was clearly the defensive player of the game for the Dawgs.
Tameiya Sadler also had an impressive defensive outing by individually defending four (4) possessions and limiting Colorado offensive players to 25% shooting.
Despite their defensive struggles, other Huskies impacted the game defensively with steals and blocks.
Washington had 10 steals total for the game, three (3) each by Quay Miller and Haley Van Dyke.
In addition, Alexis (Lexi) Griggsby and Khayla Rooks recorded one steal each.
Griggsby also had Washington’s only block of the game.
The Washington Huskies travel to play Washington State this weekend on Sunday, February 28th (1pm).