The No. 25 Washington Huskies took on the No. 11 Auburn Tigers Friday night in one of college basketball's early ranked matchups to begin the season. Auburn went on to win fairly convincingly, 88-66, and things continued to get worse for UW in their postgame travels. Washington's team bus caught on fire and Huskies senior forward Noah Dickerson caught footage of the engulfed vehicle:
When thing couldn’t have gotten any worse tonight....— Noah Dickerson (@NDickerson15) November 10, 2018
It did lol pic.twitter.com/1BaVleovZ0
The fire came at a result of a blown tire and occurred roughly 15 miles outside of Montgomery, Alabama. A school spokesperson stated that there were no injuries, even though players were forced to evacuate the bus.
We even have Dickerson to confirm that for us:
Everybody’s ok!— Noah Dickerson (@NDickerson15) November 10, 2018
The Huskies were forced to wait on the side of the road at 1:30 a.m. so that another bus could take the team to the airport for its flight back to Seattle.
Dickerson and his teammates inspiringly made fun out of the unfortunate, near-tragic situation.
Update spirits are still high. Crazy cold tho pic.twitter.com/ovvV3baZHv— Noah Dickerson (@NDickerson15) November 10, 2018
Kudos to Dickerson and his teammates for remaining optimistic and looking at the world as a glass half full, not empty. Just hours after a blowout loss, their team buses catch on fire, and their demeanor remains sky-high. That's the beauty of a healthy locker room.