Washington vs California NCAA Mens Basketball

As some of you may have known, I am not doing much for sports photography anymore. I backed off a bit to focus on my commercial photography and video work. That being said, I have always made myself available for the occasional sports assignment if my work is needed. One of those assignments was this past Thursday night while covering the UW vs CAL mens basketball game for USA Today Sports Images. Below are a few my favorite select photos.

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. California Golden Bears defeated the Washington Huskies 78-75. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. California Golden Bears defeated the Washington Huskies 78-75. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Andrew Andrews (12) dribbles the ball while being defended by California Golden Bears guard Tyrone Wallace (3) during the second half at Alaska Airlines Arena. California Golden Bears defeated the Washington Huskies 78-75. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. California Golden Bears defeated the Washington Huskies 78-75. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. California Golden Bears defeated the Washington Huskies 78-75. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. California Golden Bears defeated the Washington Huskies 78-75. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

October 25, 2012 – NCAA Basketball Photos of the Week – UW vs WWU

Is it time for college basketball already?  Almost.

Last night (Oct 24th) I photographed an exhibition NCAA mens basketball game between the University of Washington Huskies and the Western Washington Vikings at the Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle.

As with the first few basketball games every year, my legs are dead. Us photographers have to sit on the court when the game is in progress. When sitting, you have two options, either sit on one of those bleacher cushions with the backs or criss-crossed. Well, I have yet to find a cushion with a high enough back to be comfortable so I have to sit criss-crossed. And being 6’5″ in height, my long legs don’t criss-cross very well over the length of a game. Well not until a few games into the season.

Anyway, back to the photos. Here are a few of my favorite dunk & layup shots from last night. Enjoy!

Oct 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies center Aziz N’Diaye (5) dunks the ball during the game against the Western Washington Vikings at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington defeated Western Washington 88-78.

Oct 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies center Aziz N’Diaye (5) rebounds the ball over Western Washington Vikings center Chris Mitchell (42) during the game at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington defeated Western Washington 88-78.

Oct 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies center Aziz N’Diaye (5) dunks the ball during the game against the Western Washington Vikings at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington defeated Western Washington 88-78.

Oct 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Abdul Gaddy (0) shoots a layup under Western Washington Vikings forward Austin Bragg (44) during the game at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington defeated Western Washington 88-78.

Oct 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies forward Jernard Jarreau (33) dunks the ball against the Western Washington Vikings during the game at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington defeated Western Washington 88-78.

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