Huskies travel to the mountains for two key Pac-12 showdowns

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Freshman guard Jamal Bey goes up for a layup in the UW’s 85-67 win over WSU on Jan. 5. On the second game of Washington’s road trip this weekend, the Huskies will face Tyler Bey, Jamal’s cousin, and Colorado.

Jaya Harrell

The Washington men’s basketball team will look to continue its perfect play in conference competitions as the Huskies head to meet the two newest additions to the conference: Utah and Colorado.The transition to Pac-12 games is a good chance for the Huskies (10-4, 1-0 Pac-12) to hit the reset button on an average start to the season that did not include a much-needed signature victory.
“We always see it as a fresh slate,” sophomore Hameir Wright said. “Whatever happened in the nonconference is behind us now. Now we have to focus on our second part of the season and our goal to win the Pac-12.”In the first game of the second part of the season, the Dawgs had their best offensive performance of the year, putting up 85 points against Washington State. Although the offense has been clicking at home, it will be a different challenge and gameplan on the road.“Offensively we’re going to be able to get good shots,” Wright said. “Normally on the road, we try to get it inside more, so Noah [Dickerson] will start clicking. Inside out is the way you win road games.”Last season, the Huskies lost both games against Utah, including a crucial home loss down the stretch that all but buried their tournament chances. It left them with a sour taste in their mouths and will serve as extra inspiration during their trip to Salt Lake City.“We couldn’t beat them,” Wright said. “It’s definitely on my mind heading back to Utah. Last year they out-toughed us, I don’t see that happening again.”The Utes (7 …


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