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<p>HALFTIME --- MU 43-42.</p>
<p>NO GOOD, BUT NICE ---- Thomas sank a 3/4-court shot, but it won't count because refs stopped play when MU failed to get a shot off and the shot clock expired.</p>
<p>THOMAS POST UP --- Okay it wasn't a real post-up move, but 5-8 Thomas had Cubillian on his back and he tried to back him down before being fouled. UW 41-36.</p>
<p>OVERTON HAS THREE --- That's three fouls on Overton at 3:18. He's out and Turner is in. UW 37-34 at 3:14.</p>
<p>PONDEXTER IS RELENTLESS --- Pondexter is attacking the basket at every opportunity. He's going right to the rim regardless of whoever is in the paint. Perhaps he realizes MU doesn't have a legit shot blocker and he's just going for broke and forcing the officials to make a call. The ploy is working. UW 37-33 at 3:59.</p>
<p>MEDIA TIMEOUT --- It's a back and forth game. Nobody has momentum just yet. Bryan-Amaning is establishing himself on both ends of the floor. He has six points, a block and a steal. UW 33-31 at 5:46.</p>
<p>CUBILLIAN IS LIGHTS OUT --- If you throw Cubllian the ball, you're likely going to get an assists. He's that good. Every time he shoots, I expect the shot to go in. UW has left him alone in the corner and I don't know why. The Huskies should have somebody inside his shirt at all times. Thomas is starting to get into the game offensively. It seems as if he needed to slowly settle in and now he's being much more aggressive. MU 29-28 at 7:38.</p>
<p>CALLING IT TIGHT --- Officials are starting to tighten up the game with the whistles. No hand-checking or bumping allowed on the perimeter.</p>
<p>OVERTON PICKS UP TWO --- That's two fouls for Overton. He's out and Thomas is in. Just like the Purdue game last year.</p>
<p>UW SUBS --- No Pondexter or Thomas on the floor. Bryan-Amaning is doing a fantastic job inside. He's blocking shots and policing the paint. MU 23-21 at 9:50.</p>
<p>BACK TO MAN TO MAN --- Marquette has switched defenses again. It's back to a man to man. Pondexter lost the ball on a strip in the paint. The turnover led to a MU layup. MU 20-17.</p>
<p>MEDIA TIMEOUT --- UW's shooting has fallen off. It's down to 58.3. I think the zone has something to do with that. The Huskies have to find holes. It shouldn't be too hard considering they've played against a lot of zone teams over the past three weeks.</p>
<p>THIRD SUB --- Elston Turner is in for Holiday. UM 18-17 at 11;47.</p>
<p>MARQUETTE ZONE --- The Golden Eagles has switched to a 2-3 zone. UM 18-17 at 12:07.</p>
<p>FIRST SUB --- Venoy Overton is coming in for Gaddy and Tyreese Breshers replaced Bryan-Amaning. UW is shooting 74 percent from the floor. MU is 55.6. Washington has two turnovers, Marquette one. Good start for the Huskies.</p>
<p>FEELING OUT --- The first few minutes seems as if both teams are getting a read on the other one. It's a fast pace, which favors UW. Holiday has also found his stroke from the outside. Johnson-Odom looks as if he'll be a problem to defend. He's taken Pondexter off the dribble on two layups. It's all a decidedly pro-UW crowd. They are much louder than the few hundred from Marquette. UW 15-12 at 14:15.</p>
<p>HAWES IN THE HOUSE --- Hard to miss the 7-foot Spencer Hawes wearing a purple shirt and sitting in the front row.</p>
<p>ALMOST TIME --- Finally after all the hype and buildup, we're minutes away from the start. The building is about half full. Plenty of UW fans opposite the Husky bench.</p>
<p>STARTERS --- No change for UW: Thomas, Abdul Gaddy, Justin Holiday, Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Quincy Pondexter.</p>
<p>Marquette: F Lazar Hayward, F JimmyButler, G Darius Johnson-Odom, G Maurice Acker and G David Cubillan.</p>
<p>NO GLOVE --- Isaiah Thomas has decided to forgo wearing the padded glove to protect his injured left (shooting) hand.</p>
<p>HARRY THE HUSKY --- Washington's mascot stopped by press row and gave me a thumbs up. Seems like he should bark or something, but he's a silent pup.</p>
<p>GAME OFFICIALS --- Many have asked about the officials. Well here they are: Leslie Jones, Don Daily Michael Greenstein and Patrick Driscoll. </p>
<p>Daily works primarily in the Sun Belt Conference, Greenstein works Big Sky and West Coast Conference games, Driscoll is familiar with the Big East and Atlantic 10 and Jones has worked many ACC and Big East games.</p>
<p>EMPTY BUILDING, PLAYERS ON THE COURT --- We got about 25 minutes before tip off. Both teams are going through warmups.</p>
<p>FIRST SESSION ENDS --- Butler 77-59 over UTEP and No. 13 Murray State upset No. 4 Vanderbilt 66-65. Fans are fling out and area crews are cleaning up the place for the night session.</p>
HALFTIME STATS --- Click here.
HALFTIME --- MU 43-42.
NO GOOD, BUT NICE ---- Thomas sank a 3/4-court shot, but it won't count because refs stopped play when MU failed to get a shot off and the shot clock expired.
THOMAS POST UP --- Okay it wasn't a real post-up move, but 5-8 Thomas had Cubillian on his back and he tried to back him down before being fouled. UW 41-36.
OVERTON HAS THREE --- That's three fouls on Overton at 3:18. He's out and Turner is in. UW 37-34 at 3:14.
PONDEXTER IS RELENTLESS --- Pondexter is attacking the basket at every opportunity. He's going right to the rim regardless of whoever is in the paint. Perhaps he realizes MU doesn't have a legit shot blocker and he's just going for broke and forcing the officials to make a call. The ploy is working. UW 37-33 at 3:59.