Offense Struggles In Loss To Toreros

Dec. 30, 2000

SEATTLE (AP) - San Diego's Andre Laws scored a team-high 11 points as theToreros beat the Washington Huskies 72-54 Saturday.

The combination of Washington's poor shooting, defense and San Diego'sability to make uncontested shots led to an easy victory for the Toreros,snapping their two-game losing streak.

San Diego (8-3) shot 48-percent for the game, while Washington was 36percent from the field. The Huskies' 54 points was their lowest total of theseason.

The Huskies made their final two 3-point attempts of the game, snapping an0-for-24 drought that spanned 82 minutes and 14 seconds. Grant Leep's 3-pointerwith 2:49 to play in the game was the Huskies' first since their Dec. 21 gameagainst Clemson.

San Diego ended up with their largest margin of victory since beatingOccidental 79-48 in the season opener on Nov. 18.

Sam Adamo scored 10 points for the Toreros.

Washington (6-5) was led by Will Perkins, who scored 15 points on 6-of-9shooting. Perkins has not practiced for the past two weeks because of a virusthat forced him to miss one game this season. David Dixon came off the benchand matched a career high with 12 points in only 12 minutes on the floor.Michael Johnson added 11.

Washington was down 18-8 after back-to-back 3-pointers from Matt Delzell andLaws with 13 minutes to play in the first half. The Huskies responded with a6-0 run that included two baskets from Dixon inside.

Dixon returned to the bench and San Diego outscored Washington 25-13 overthe final 10 minutes of the first half. Dixon saw only five minutes of actionin the first half and scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting and pulled downthree rebounds.

The Toreros outscored the Huskies 6-0 over the final minute of the half andheld a 43-28 advantage.

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