COLLEGE BASKETBALL, HUSKIES
The Whitworth Pirates lost a Northwest Conference road game last weekend, but still gained ground on second-place Puget Sound, because UPS lost twice. The Whits’ loss to Lewis and Clark did drop them to 13th in this week’s NCAA Division III poll.
And the Loggers almost made it three straight Tuesday night. But they rallied from a 15-point deficit with seven minutes left to defeat Pacific Lutheran.
The Pirates host Linfield and George Fox this weekend.
Washington is on a roll, having won two consecutive Pac-10 games. But one thing the Huskies have yet to do is win a road game.
They’ll get their best chance Thursday night when they meet last-place Arizona State. If they want to make the NCAA Tournament, they’ll have to start winning on the road.
Fat chance of that happening, according to Herald columnist John Sleeper.
• Football is getting more and more attention with the Feb. 7 letter-of-intent day inching closer. The P-I has this story on the UW recruiting class.
• The Times also has a story on UW’s finances. Things aren’t as bleak on that ledger as they are on the win-loss front.