Despite the defeat, Murray said: 'The sky is the limit for this team. We just got to keep doing our thing. Stay together, take one game at a time and play Husky basketball.'

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Bad first half followed by a pretty good first half.

That’s how Dejounte Murray summed up Washington’s 98-88 loss at USC on Saturday at Galen Center.

He liked how the Huskies fought to recover from a 44-33 halftime deficit. They pulled to within three points (57-54) with 13:25 to go. But USC responded with a 17-7 run.

Washington never got within six points the rest of the way.

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Despite the defeat, Murray is optimistic about the Huskies who slid into a second-place tie in the Pac-12 with USC at 6-3. UW is 14-7 overall.

“The sky is the limit for this team,” said Murray who had 18 points. “We just got to keep doing our thing. Stay together, take one game at a time and play Husky basketball.

“What I mean by that, we got to stick together and play both halves. … We got to play consistent both halves. I feel like we can do it. It’s a mental thing.”

 

 

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