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Analysis: Huskies put it all together in first-round win vs. Utah State

Washington guard David Crisp and teammates celebrate after the Huskies defeat the Utah State Aggies 78-61 for the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio Friday March 22, 2019. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Washington guard David Crisp and teammates celebrate after the Huskies defeat the Utah State Aggies 78-61 for the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio Friday March 22, 2019. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

The Huskies played their best basketball game of the year to rout Utah State, but they'll have to do it again Sunday to get past No. 1 seed North Carolina.

UC Irvine guard Max Hazzard (2) celebrates with forward Collin Welp, right, after Welp makes a shot and gets a foul called on Cal State Fullerton on the play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Big West men’s tournament championship in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, March 16, 2019. UC Irvine won 92-64. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) ANA128
March Madness

Son of former Husky great, UC Irvine’s Collin Welp is blazing his own path in NCAA tournament

Former Seattle Prep standout and son of a Husky legend, Collin Welp will have a chance to shine in the NCAA tournament as his UC Irvine Anteaters get set to face Kansas State on Friday.

After announcing his retirement to Seattle media in a small press conference inside the Mariner clubhouse, Ichiro returned to the Tokyo Dome turf to take a victory lap and salute the fans, very few of whom had left in the meantime.  The Seattle Mariners played the Oakland Athletics in the second game of their Opening Day series at the Tokyo Dome in Japan Thursday, March 21, 2019. 209667
Larry Stone

Ichiro, always a master of timing, gets it right again with his retirement

Ichiro got his moment on Thursday, in the wee hours back home in Seattle, as few ballplayers in any sport ever have. Japan showered him with love, while peers who admire him unconditionally did the same and Mariners’ players lined up to greet him as he trotted off the field.

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