The Washington Huskies (15-12 overall, 7-10 Pac-12) traveled to USC (20-8 overall,10-7 Pac-12) but seemingly forgot their offense at home until the final minutes of the game, losing 47-43.
How bad was it?
In the first quarter, UW committed more fouls (3) and had more turnovers (7) than points scored (2).
Washington shot a meager 7% from the field overall and 0% from three-point range in the first period.
At the end of the first period, the Huskies had scored only two points and trailed USC, 11-2.
The second quarter was only slightly better for UW as the Huskies made 27.3% of their shot attempts overall, but remained scoreless from three-point range (0 for 2).
The Huskies finished the first half scoring just 11 points. and trailed USC, 17-11.
Washington began the third quarter with more energy and determination, the good news being that they played USC even (both teams scored 11 points) but they failed to cut into USC’s lead.
The third quarter ended with USC leading the Huskies, 28-22.
In the final period there was not much life from the Huskies until the final 2 1/2 minutes, when UW scored 10 points in a frenzied comeback attempt — but the Trojans held them off from the free throw line.
USC held a 9-point lead over Washington, 39-30, with 2:40 remaining in the game.
With 2:23 to go, Dalayah Daniels made a layup to cut the score to 7 points, 39-32.
With 51 seconds to go, Ellle Ladine made a three-pointer off a UW offensive rebound to make the score 40-36.
With 22 seconds to go, Hannah Stines made a layup to cut USC’s lead back to four points, 42-38.
With five seconds to go, Elle Ladine hit another three-pointer off a Trojans turnover to cut USC’s lead to one point, 44-43.
However, time ran out on Washington’s comeback effort as USC secured the victory, 47-43.
For the game, the Huskies had more turnovers (18) than their number of made baskets (16).
UW committed five shot clock violations during the game.
USC blocked 11 shots by Washington with their center Rayah Marshall rejecting six by herself.
Overall, Washington shot 27.6 % from the field with only eight free throw attempts but rallied to make 45.5% of their three-point attempts.
UW WBB Huskies Player of the Game: None
The Washington Huskies visit the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, February 25th at 12pm.