C.J. Wilcox led five Washington players in double figures with 22 points, and the Huskies staved off a challenge from crosstown rival Seattle in an 88-78 win on Sunday night to open the regular season.
Keith Price threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as part of a huge first half where Washington racked up nearly 500 yards on offense, and the Huskies routed Colorado 59-7 to become bowl eligible for the fourth straight season.
Sam Dower had 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to lead No. 15 Gonzaga past Bryant 100-76 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
The Stanford Cardinal dominated Oregon during the first three quarters of Thursday's game, handing the Ducks their first season loss with a final score of 26-20.
Perris Blackwell scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his Washington debut, and the Huskies pulled away in the second half for a 95-65 win over Division II Central Washington in an exhibition game on Wednesday night.
A veteran basketball team with most of its best players back, Washington State's women's squad is looking to improve on its eighth-place finish in the Pac-12 last year.
The time to regroup was an important break before a hectic final four games that will determine whether 2013 was a success.
Washington State has lost three straight games by big scores and is in danger of missing out on a bowl game again.
Gonzaga enjoyed an unprecedented rise to No. 1 last season. The Zags will be hard-pressed to reach those heights this season, after post players Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris moved on to the NBA.
Since he was charged with returning Washington to prominence, one of Lorenzo Romar's biggest accomplishments is that he's never gone more than two seasons without taking the Huskies to the NCAA tournament.
Two-time Pac-12 leading scorer Brock Motum may be gone to graduation but that has Washington State coach Ken Bone looking to shore up his defense.
Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams will be sidelined up to four months after surgery to repair a broken bone in his lower left leg and an injury to his foot.
Washington State has shown it can beat the bottom tier teams in the Pac-12. No. 25 Arizona State has shown it can win at home.
Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a fracture in his lower left leg and an injury to his left foot.
Former Washington coach Don James was remembered in a memorial service as a caring family man, dear friend and successful coach who had every aspect of his life planned out, including the memorial to honor his passing.