Dejounte Murray scores 34, Huskies hold off Arizona St 95-83
SEATTLE (AP) – Dejounte Murray scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds before fouling out in overtime, Andrew Andrews hit his first two field goals of the game in the extra session and Washington pulled away for a 95-83 win over Arizona State on Wednesday night.
Murray could not be stopped for most of the game, hitting 10 of 14 shots and adding six assists. Murray carried the Huskies on a night Andrews was off with his shot, missing his first 11 field goals before hitting a 3-pointer with 2:48 left in overtime to give the Huskies a 87-80 lead.
Andrews added a 15-footer on the Huskies next possession and Washington (15-7, 7-3 Pac-12) was able to win its third overtime game in conference play.
Marquese Chriss added 19 points, all coming in the second half and overtime.
Tra Holder hit a career-high five 3-pointers and led Arizona State (12-11, 2-8) with 18 points.
It was a sloppy game that featured 60 total fouls and numerous lengthy reviews by the officials much to the derision of the home crowd. But Washington took advantage of the constant whistles, hitting 31 of 45 free throws and outscored Arizona State at the line by 11 points.
Andrews, the Pac-12 leader in scoring, finished with 13 points on 2-of-13 shooting. Matisse Thybulle added 10 points before fouling out.
Kodi Justice and Willie Atwood both finished with 14 points for Arizona State. Justice’s banked 3-pointer with 13 seconds left in regulation forced overtime after Murray missed a chance to give Washington a four-point lead by splitting a pair of free throws with 24 seconds remaining.
Washington trailed by 13 in the opening moments of the first half, but later went on a 19-6 run to pull even at 51 with 12:54 remaining on Murray’s two free throws. Murray had nine points during the run but came up limping after appearing to twist his left ankle with 12:28 left.
Murray was slowed by the sore ankle but couldn’t be stopped. He fed Chriss for a driving basket that pulled Washington even at 58 and after an Arizona State turnover, Murray’s two free throws with 7:45 left gave Washington its first lead at 60-58.
The teams traded the lead back and forth until Chriss slammed a lob from Andrews with 1:17 left for a 75-73 lead. Blakes split a pair of free throws for the Sun Devils, while Andrews hit both with 55 seconds left to push Washington’s lead to 77-74.
It was still a three-point lead for the Huskies after Murray went 1 for 2 at the line with 24 seconds left and Justice’s fallaway 3-pointer banked off the glass and through the net to tie the game at 78. Andrews missed a wild driving attempt in the final seconds of regulation.
Arizona State: The Sun Devils had eight 3-pointers at halftime. They failed to make at least eight 3s in 10 of their first 22 games this season. … After shooting 60 percent in the first half, the Sun Devils shot 31 percent in the second half and overtime.
Washington: Andrews did not make a shot in regulation. … The Huskies have played four overtime games for the first time since the 1999-00 season.
Arizona State: The Sun Devils travel to Washington State on Saturday.
Washington: The Huskies host Arizona on Saturday.
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