Brown, Bey lead Washington past Utah 82-70 in Pac-12 tourney

Mar 9, 2022, 9:06 AM | Updated: 11:10 pm
Washington's Jamal Bey (5) drives into Utah's Lazar Stefanovic (20) during the second half of an NC...

Washington's Jamal Bey (5) drives into Utah's Lazar Stefanovic (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

(AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terrell Brown Jr. finished with 22 points and five assists, Jamal Bey scored 19 and Washington pulled away in the second half for an 82-70 victory over Utah in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament on Wednesday night.

Brown knocked down 9 of 19 shots and has scored in double figures in every game this season for the sixth-seeded Huskies (17-14). Bey was 3 of 6 from 3-point range. Cole Bajema pitched in with three 3-pointers and 16 points off the bench, while Emmitt Matthews Jr. sank two 3s and scored 10. Washington shot 48% overall and 44% from beyond the arc (8 of 18).

Bajema had 11 points and Brown scored 10 to help the Huskies take a 40-37 lead at halftime.

Utah tied the score at 44 on a rebound basket by Branden Carlson with just under 17 minutes remaining, but Bey answered with a 3-pointer and Brown hit back-to-back jumpers in a 7-2 run that gave Washington a 51-46 lead with 14:22 left and the Huskies pulled away from there.

Marco Anthony had 18 points to lead the 11th-seeded Utes (11-20). Carlson added 14 points and six rebounds, while Gabe Madsen scored 12 on 4-of-9 shooting from 3-point range. Utah shot 48% overall, but just 35% from distance (6 of 17).

Washington had only five turnovers while forcing 16, outscoring the Utes 21-2 in points off turnovers.

The Huskies advance to play No. 3 seed Southern Cal in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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