Washington fashioned a new look for Thursday’s road game at Portland. Players wore black uniforms for I believe the first time in school history (someone tell me if I’m wrong).
The look is just as bad (as in good) as when the UW football team takes the field in its black uniforms. And like the men, the women aren’t expected to wear them throughout the season. According to redshirt sophomore Talia Walton, the coaching staff and support team determine when the players wear what.
To the right is a photo I took of sophomore PG Jazmine Davis sporting the look that was an instant hit with the team. The debut on Thursday also helped diffuse the purple between the Pilots (1-6) and Huskies, but the visitors remain slow to put together a complete strong game no matter the uniform. Davis’ offense in particular was sketchy in the first half before she finished with a career-high-tying 28 points.
“We were all looking at ourselves in the mirror like, ‘OK, we can do this,'” said Walton of the Huskies prior to the win. “We can’t come out in our first game with our black uniforms and stink up the place. We had to come out tough in our new uniforms.”