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Lessons learned on and off court for Huskies

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Miles Plumlee

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Miles Plumlee #21 of the Duke Blue Devils controls the ball from Terrence Ross #31 of the Washington Huskies at Madison Square Garden on December 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) Credit: Getty/Chris Trotman

It was a tough nine days for the Washington Huskies. First, they drop a heartbreaker to Nevada, 76-73, in overtime. Then the Huskies travel to New York City only to drop another close one in the Jimmy V. Classic at Madison Square Garden, 79-77, to No.11 Marquette.

Saturday was the clincher as the Huskies didn’t have enough left in the tank and fell to Duke in the Carquest Auto Parts Classic at the Garden, 86-80.

But all wasn’t lost for the Huskies. Whatever they didn’t get on the court, they got in the classroom. Well, sort of.

In conjunction with their trip to New York for the Jimmy V. Classic and Carquest Auto Parts Classic, all 15 members of the Huskies team are taking an independent study drama class. Players attended seminars on the history of Broadway, the study and reading of plays, plus the basics of acting, directing and producing in theater.

While in New York, the team attended Memphis and the Lion King. They also visited the set of CBS’ hit drama, Person of Interest. Washington drama professor Sarah Nash Gates is teaching the two-credit independent course and accompanied the team to New York.

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