I was at the game last night, and there is plenty of blame to go around for the debacle that occurred. Despite a nice comeback, UW fell short, and the reality of needing to win the Pac-10 tournament to make March Madness is officially here. USC presents so many matchup problems for the small Washington guards, which made our offense look completely out of sync. Mike Gerrity, the Trojan point guard and leader on the floor, really takes control of the offense; he killed us last night. There are numerous reasons why UW lost for just the second time at Hec Ed this year, but really this one is on me, and here’s why.
In the past 3 seasons, Washington is a combined 46-10 at home, with a conference home record of 18-8 over that stretch. I have attended exactly one game each of the past 3 seasons, and each time we have lost. In 07-08, I witnessed a loss to the Lopez twins and Stanford. In 08-09, I sat courtside for the Cal triple-OT loss, and now last night, for just the third conference home loss in 2 seasons, I was there to see it as well. So stop pointing fingers for last night’s loss, because this one is on me. To Washington nation, I am truly sorry.