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Seattle Times staff reporter Bob Condotta provides a running commentary on the Huskies. E-mail Bob.
Huskies win opener in Greece
Posted by Bob Condotta at 1:07 PM
The Huskies opened play in Greece today on a winning note, beating MENT Thessaloniki 93-81.
Here's the box score from GoHuskies.com and as a couple of you have mentioned, the big news has to be that Joe Wolfinger scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds. Word was he would only play 10-15 minutes a game, but I'm assuming he saw a lot more action than that to put up those kinds of numbers (unfortunately, minutes aren't listed).
Also looks like a nice game for Tim Morris with 10 points and nine rebounds, and a typical game from Jon Brockman with 20 and 10. Really, pretty solid performances up and down the lineup (the caveat being we have no idea the level of the competition) but certainly looks encouraging.
Also notice that UW won the turnover battle, getting 19 while losing 15, something it didn't do enough of a year ago.
But the revelation, no doubt, is Wolfinger. If he can really do that every night we will definitely have to re-evaluate what kind of team this could be next season. He could create some mammoth matchup problems that would really open things up for some other players.
I talked to Wolfinger for a story just before practices started and he said he hoped he'd be able to play a little bit, but I didn't get the impression he thought he'd be able to do something like this.
Again, we don't know anything about the competition, but for Wolfinger, simply being able to be out there long enough to put up those kinds of numbers is very encouraging news, indeed.
You can see that the Huskies play again tomorrow and Saturday and one of the big questions will be how much Wolfinger is able to do playing consecutive nights.