The Washington Huskies are quietly making waves in the Pac-12, sitting at 12-4 overall and 2-1 in Pac-12 play — good enough for 2nd place in the league.
UW hosts Cal on Thursday in its first home conference game of the year, so the Huskies are hoping homecourt advantage can fuel its early momentum.
“You can control what you can control. Our messaging has been ‘one game at a time’. That’s all you can control. You get bit if you start looking ahead. Focus on getting better every day, I guarantee you we’re doing that. Every game is going to be different, every game is going to pose different challenges,” said Washington head coach Mike Hopkins, according to the Seattle Times.
The Huskies’ most recent tilt was a win in the hardwood version of the Apple Cup.
Thursday is a welcome return home for Washington, as its their first home game since Dec. 22.
“I don’t think so. I think the kids are excited,” Hopkins said. They are back in school, the fans are excited, so getting a good home court advantage there with the fans will be a lot of fun for the guys. We play every day, the practices have been really competitive, which has been fun for the coaching staff to see. Competitive with no injuries (laughs). That’s always the happy balance. I don’t think that will be a factor at all.”