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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


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

California snaps Pac-12 skid with 76-73 win over No. 25 Washington

Darius McNeill scored 19 points and Connor Vanover added 18 to help California snap a 23-game losing streak in Pac-12 play, beating Washington 76-73 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Washington-California preview: Golden Bears look to upset No. 25 Huskies

No. 25 Washington looks to give Cal its seventh straight loss to ranked opponents


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington’s Matisse Thybulle has been the best player in the Pac-12, and it’s not even close

Matisse Thybulle is averaging 5.5 steals and 2.37 blocks in his past eight games. But he deserves much more than Defensive Player of the Year honors.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Commentary: Huskies have plenty of Players of the Game

With 16 minutes left in the game, UW big man Noah Dickerson scored to put the Huskies up by 15 and 10,000 fans up on their feet. At that point, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Washington earns share of Pac-12 title, beats Colorado 64-55

Matisse Thybulle had 17 points, six steals and five blocked shots, Jaylen Nowell added 12 points, and Washington claimed a share of the Pac-12 regular season title with a 64-55 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Jaylen Nowell, Washington look for home win vs Colorado

Washington looks for its fourth straight win over Colorado at Alaska Airlines Arena.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

First-place Washington eases past Utah with five players scoring in double figures

Nahziah Carter scored 12 points, Washington held Utah to five second-half field goals, and the Huskies beat the Utes 62-45 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Utah looks for road win vs Washington

Utah looks for its third straight win over Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Huskies rally from 14 down to defeat Cougars

Washington overcame a disastrous defensive performance in the first half and a 14-point deficit to pull out a comeback 72-70 victory at Washington State, which handed their cross-state rival another …