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Washington stars Matisse Thybulle, Jaylen Nowell taken in NBA draft

Philadelphia moved up four spots from No. 24 to 20 to select Thybulle in a trade with Boston that cost the 76ers the No. 33 pick in the second round.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Breaking down why Jaylen Nowell opted for a shot in NBA draft over another season with Huskies

If you look at the mock NBA drafts, Nowell is a late second-rounder at best. And the Huskies could be amazing next season.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Toronto tripleheader includes Tennessee-Washington matchup

Toronto will host a college basketball tripleheader featuring three teams that reached the NCAA Tournament this past season.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Matt Calkins: With Jaden McDaniels on the way, Huskies might have their best team in a decade – if not ever

Rivals considers Washington recruit Jaden McDaniels the seventh best college prospect, while ESPN currently has him going seventh in next year’s draft.


Federal Way star Jaden McDaniels breaks silence, announces commitment to Washington

First Isaiah Stewart, and now Jaden McDaniels. Next up for the Huskies: a trip to the Final Four?


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Washington’s Matisse Thybulle won’t attend NBA draft combine, despite invitation

Thybulle, a 6-foot-5 guard and the Naismith defensive player of the year, is considered a first-round prospect, according to several mock drafts.


Huskies’ Matisse Thybulle named national Defensive Player of the Year

Matisse Thybulle added one more prize to his ever-expanding treasure trove of trophies: the Naismith defensive player of the year award.


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Washington’s Jaylen Nowell declares for NBA Draft

Washington guard Jaylen Nowell, the Pac-12 Conference player of the year, announced he will enter the NBA Draft.


Commentary: Blowout loss shouldn’t leave Washington Huskies feeling blue

It’s not that their 22-point loss to North Carolina came without pain, but it paled in comparison to UW’s season-long pride.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Huskies’ season ends with 81-59 defeat at hands of North Carolina

On a miserable Sunday afternoon when UW’s defense faltered and the offense fell apart in the second half, the ninth-seeded Huskies’ return to the NCAA Tournament – their first appearance …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington coach Mike Hopkins is as loving as he is bizarre

Energetic. Passionate. Insightful. Inspiring. These are all accurate adjectives if you’re trying to describe Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington shows poise from the top down to make successful return to NCAA Tournament

After watching a 13-point lead shrink to seven in less than a minute, and then watching a turnover give the ball back to a jacked-up Utah State team, Huskies basketball …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Washington makes successful return to NCAA Tournament, beats Utah State 78-61

The Pac-12’s regular-season champions swept the conference’s awards – top player, best defensive player and coach of the year – and got something from all of them against one of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7 p.m.

Washington’s zone defense has stifled opponents all year. Will it work for the Huskies in the NCAA Tournament?

Two years ago, Mike Hopkins sat at a podium inside Alaska Airlines Arena in front of a crowd of strangers curious about the former Syracuse assistant.


Washington, Mike Hopkins agree to extension through 2025

Washington has rewarded coach Mike Hopkins for getting the Huskies back to the NCAA Tournament by giving him a contract extension through the 2025 season.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Washington looking for scoring going into NCAA Tournament

Coach Mike Hopkins knows the style of defense Washington plays will give the Huskies a chance of hanging around against seemingly any opponent in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Washington Huskies earn first NCAA Tournament bid in 8 years as Pac-12 squeezes in three teams

Midway through CBS’ hourlong NCAA Tournament selection show, Noah Dickerson started getting a little nervous when half of the 68-team field was revealed, and the Huskies hadn’t heard their name.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

Oregon rolls over Washington 68-48 to win Pac-12 Tournament title

Payton Pritchard scored 20 points and led Oregon’s dominating defense, helping the Ducks beat Washington 68-48 to become the second team to win four games in four days at the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

Pac-12 Tournament: Washington holds off Colorado 66-61 in Pac-12 semifinals

Jaylen Nowell and Nahziah Carter scored 14 points each, and Washington held off a late Colorado rally for a 66-61 victory in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. The top-seeded Huskies led …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Washington holds off USC 78-75 in Pac-12 quarterfinals

Jaylen Nowell scored 24 points, David Crisp added 18 and Washington held off a late charge to beat Southern California 78-75 in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. The top-seeded Huskies led …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Pac-12 Tournament: Washington looking to pad NCAA Tournament resume in Las Vegas

Washington is hoping to boost its NCAA Tournament chances by making a deep run in the Pac-12 Tournament. The tournament in Las Vegas is expected to be wide open, with …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Huskies struggling since winning regular-season championship

Since winning the Pac-12 regular-season championship two weeks ago, the Huskies have struggled in their past four games, including Saturday night’s 55-47 defeat to Oregon in the regular-season finale at …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:08 p.m.

Oregon plays spoiler knocking off Washington 55-47

Payton Pritchard scored 16 points, Paul White added 10 and Oregon ended Washington’s chance at a perfect home record with a 55-47 win to close out the Pac-12 regular season.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Washington-Oregon preview: Huskies look to sweep Ducks

Washington goes for the season sweep over Oregon after winning the previous matchup in Eugene.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

How good are the Huskies? We looked back at Washington’s former Pac-12 winners to find out

The Huskies have already clinched the Pac-12 title, but after a loss to last-place Cal and an overtime win against Oregon State, it’s nearly impossible to predict how they’ll finish …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington’s victory over Oregon State should all but lock up NCAA Tournament bid

After a 45-minute tango with Oregon State that resulted in an 81-76 overtime victory, the Huskies are a virtual lock to go dancing later this month.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Washington holds off Oregon State 81-76 in OT for 15th Pac-12 win

Noah Dickerson scored seven of his 22 points in overtime, David Crisp added a key 3-pointer with 48 seconds left in the extra session, and Washington held off Oregon State …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Washington-Oregon State preview: Beavers seek revenge on Huskies

Washington goes for the season sweep over Oregon State after winning the previous matchup in Corvallis


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Jaylen Nowell, No. 25 Washington hold off Stanford 62-61

Jaylen Nowell scored 13 points but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 during a nervous finish for No. 25 Washington, which still held off Stanford 62-61 for a weekend …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Washington-Stanford preview: Cardinal look for home win vs No. 25 Huskies

Stanford looks for its fifth straight win over No. 25 Washington at Maples Pavilion