When Jazmine Davis misses four free throws in a row, there’s usually an outside factor having an effect on her shot. Monday night, that factor was more than 10,000 fans in orange shirts screaming at her.
Just before the start of spring break, the Washington women’s basketball team was defeated in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament. The loss ended their NCAA tournament hopes, but that didn’t mean the Huskies weren’t motivated for the postseason.
Mercedes Wetmore gave her coach a giant hug after the clock hit triple zeroes Wednesday night. She had already become Washington's all-time leader in games played, but the senior was ecstatic to extend her record by at least one more.
One of these decades, the Stanford women’s basketball program will come back down to earth. But for now, the Cardinal is once again residing atop the Pac-12, and it did so this year by losing just one game between December and March. That one loss was to Washington, which hopes to benefit from a hometown crowd at this week’s Pac-12 tournament at KeyArena. The Huskies are the No. 6 seed and face No. 11 seed Utah on Thursday.
After Washington’s win over then-No. 3 Stanford on Feb. 9, forward Aminah Williams said it was a game she would never forget. Thursday night’s rematch, however, was a game the Huskies will want to put behind them.