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Beach's Bits - Exhibition Thoughts

SEATTLE - As exhibition games go, the Huskies' 2013 debut pretty much went as expected. After a sluggish start, Washington methodically dismantled the smaller Central Wildcats 95-65 Wednesday night, and revealed some exciting new wrinkles long absent with the program.

The Huskies revamped lineup, marked the debut of six new players. Two of them started: Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss and senior transfer Perris Blackwell, while sophomore transfer Gilles Dierickx, junior college transfer Mike Anderson and freshman Darin Johnson all entered the game within the first five minutes. While it will be weeks or even months before we can begin to assess the newcomers' true...