Huskies Roll Santa Clara, 69-49
Nov 24, 2001
SEATTLE (AP) - Doug Wrenn scored 22 points to lead Washington to a 69-49victory over the Santa Clara Broncos on Saturday.
Wrenn, a sophomore, sat out last season after transferring from Connecticut.
While Wrenn was taking care of business on the offensive end of the floor,David Dixon was a defensive force in the paint. Dixon set a Washington schoolrecord with seven blocks.
Santa Clara (0-3) trailed Washington 38-37 with 13 minutes remaining, andthe Huskies went on a 22-7 run over 10 minutes to seal the win. Washington'soffense heated up after Wrenn was intentionally fouled by David Emslie on anattempted dunk with 10:19 to play in the game. C.J. Massingale scored 14 of his15 points during that Husky run.
Washington (3-1) has now won 81 of its 99 home openers.
Kyle Bailey, Steve Ross and Justin Holbrook scored nine each for SantaClara.
Erroll Knight added 12 for Washington.
The two teams battled back and forth in the first half with neither shootingvery well. The Huskies' interior defense had a lot to do with the Broncos' .314field goal percentage in the first half as Washington blocked seven shotsbefore the break.
In the first 20 minutes of play, the Huskies shot .375 from the floor andturned the ball over 11 times. They performed better in the second half withonly two turnovers.
Santa Clara went on a 13-3 run and led 26-19 with 2:42 to play in the firsthalf. Washington then scored seven of the next nine points and trailed 28-26 atintermission.