UW Huskies come back from down 16, beat Seattle U 100-99 in 2OT

Dec 17, 2023, 8:38 PM

UW Huskies Keion Brooks...

Keion Brooks Jr. of the UW Huskies dunks in a Dec. 2, 2023 game. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — Keion Brooks Jr. scored 22 points, Sahvir Wheeler added 19 and 14 assists and the UW Huskies rallied from a 16-point second half deficit to beat Seattle U 100-99 in double overtime Sunday night at the Battle for Seattle.

UW Huskies 100, Seattle U 99: Box score

The Redhawks haven’t beaten their cross-town rival since an 82-78 victory over Washington on Nov. 28, 1978.

Koren Johnson scored 14 points for Washington and Wilhelm Breidenbach — who did not play in the first half — added a career-high 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal. Moses Wood scored 11 points.

Brooks drew a double team on the right block and then fed Wheeler for a driving layup to open the scoring in the second OT and, after Cameron Tyson hit a 3-pointer to make it 96-all with 2:50 left, Wood made a tipin and Wheeler followed with a layup to give Washington a four-point lead with 1:34 to go.

Seyi Reiley made one of two free throws with 27 seconds remaining and, after Braxton Meah was called for traveling, Alex Schumacher was fouled as he made a driving layup with 8 seconds to go. He missed the and-1 free throw, Reiley grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked it out to Schumacher, who missed a contested 3 at the buzzer.

Schumacher had 20 points with eight assists and did not commit a turnover for Seattle (6-5). Tyson scored 18, Brandton Chatfield had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Paris Dawson added 16 points and Reiley 10.

Washington’s Franck Kepnang scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed six rebounds before he left the game, following a thunderous dunk, early in the second half. The 6-foot-11 senior did not return.

Chatfield’s dunk to open the scoring in the second half gave the Redhawks their biggest lead at 49-33 and Washington chipped away until Brooks made a high-arcing contested jumper that tied it with 1:19 left in regulation. Schumacher made a driving layup with 10 seconds left but Wheeler’s putback of a miss by Breidenbach as time expired forced overtime.

Brooks hit a 3-pointer and then banked in a jumper with 21 seconds remaining to tie it at 92-all and Schumacher missed a clean look at a 3-point shot at the end of the first OT.

Kobe Williamson, Seattle’s all-time blocks leader (111), fouled out with about 8 minutes left in regulation and finished with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, three rebounds and a block.

The Huskies (7-3) have won three games in a row, including a 78-73 win over Gonzaga — Washington’s first since 2005 — since an 86-81 loss to No. 17 Colorado State on Dec. 2.

Washington plays host to Eastern Washington on Thursday. Seattle takes on Louisiana Tech in the WAC-CUSA Crossover/Holiday Hoopla at home on Wednesday.

Huard: What UW Huskies’ CFP semifinal vs Texas will come down to

UW Huskies

UW Huskies Keion Brooks Jr. Cal...

The Associated Press

Brooks makes 6 3-pointers, UW Huskies beat faltering UCLA 94-77

Keion Brooks Jr. made a career-high six 3-pointers and Braxton Meah blocked five shots on a gimpy ankle as the UW Huskies posted a 94-77 win over UCLA.

2 days ago

UW Huskies women women's basketball Elle Ladine...

Chris Talbott

UW Huskies women take down No. 9 Oregon State 61-51

Elle Ladine scored 23 points, and the UW Huskies beat No. 9 Oregon State 61-51 on Sunday to damage the Beavers’ hopes of at least sharing the last Pac-12 Conference title.

6 days ago

UW Huskies...

The Associated Press

Love scores 28, No. 4 Arizona bounces back to beat UW Huskies 91-75

Caleb Love scored 28 points and No. 4 Arizona bounced back from its first home loss of the season with a 91-75 win over the UW Huskies.

7 days ago

UW Huskies Oregon Ducks...

Christian Caple

Caple: Ranking the UW Huskies’ 2024 schedule from least to most intriguing

Christian Caple dives into the UW Huskies' 2024 football schedule, ranking the 12 regular season games from least to most intriguing.

7 days ago

UW Huskies transfer Arizona Jonah Coleman...

Christian Caple

Stability rankings: Which positions will be UW Huskies’ strongest?

Which positions are firmed up for the UW Huskies entering 2024? And where are the biggest roster holes? Christian Caple breaks it down.

8 days ago

UW Huskies...

The Associated Press

UW Huskies beat ASU 84-82 in OT after blowing 25-point lead

Braxton Meah made two free throws with 32 seconds left in overtime and the UW Huskies beat ASU 84-82 after blowing a late 25-point lead.

9 days ago

UW Huskies come back from down 16, beat Seattle U 100-99 in 2OT