Washington downs Washington State 99-95 in OT
PULLMAN (AP) – Andrew Andrews scored 29 points, including two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, to lift Washington to a 99-95 win at Washington State on Saturday afternoon.
Dejounte Murray scored 25 points for the young Huskies (11-4, 3-0 Pac-12), who remain alone in first place.
Ike Iroegbu led Washington State (9-6, 1-2) with a career-high 28 points. Josh Hawkinson added 21 points and a career-high 20 rebounds. Hawkinson’s 10th consecutive double-double broke the school record he shared with Steve Puidokas, who set the record in 1975-76.
Hawkinson pressured Andrews into missing a jump shot near the free-throw line as time expired at the end of regulation. Washington outscored WSU 12-8 in overtime, when the Cougars missed three of five free throws in the final 2 minutes, 27 seconds.
Noah Dickerson, one of four Huskies (and three starters) who fouled out, finished with 16 points. Malik Dime added 14. Andrews led Washington with 10 rebounds.
Charles Callison scored 14 points for the Cougars. Conor Clifford had 11 points, and Renard Suggs had 10.
Washington State led 49-43 at halftime. The fast-paced game slowed in the final seven minutes of the half because of a steady stream of fouls and free throws.
Murray, one of four freshmen in Washington’s starting lineup, scored 13 of the Huskies’ 17 points in the first seven minutes. Iroegbu, who scored a season-low four points against UCLA in Washington State’s previous game, scored 12 of the Cougars’ 21 points in the first 10 minutes. Murray and Iroegbu both finished with 16 points in the half.
Washington: The Huskies lead the all-time series with WSU 180-102. The teams had split the previous four games. Washington has won four of the past five games in Pullman, including two in a row.
Washington State: The Cougars, who lost their only true road game (at Idaho, eight miles from Pullman), play nine of their remaining 15 regular-season games on the road. WSU is 1-3 away from home.
Washington: The Huskies visit Arizona on Thursday.
Washington State: The Cougars visit Arizona State on Thursday.