Cougars Downed By Washington, 82-75
Feb 27, 2002
SEATTLE (AP) - In his final college home game, David Dixon scored 12 of his14 points in the second half to help Washington beat Washington State 82-75Wednesday night.
The victory earned the Huskies a spot in the Pacific-10 Conferencetournament.
Dixon, a 7-foot senior, made 7-of-9 shots from the field and pulled downeight rebounds before fouling out with 2:02 remaining.
Before the season started, the Huskies' goal was to make the tournament, thevictory made them the eighth and final seed. They will play theyet-to-be-determined conference champion on March 7.
Washington (11-17, 5-13 Pac-10) led by as much as 17 points in the firsthalf, but struggled to put the last-place Cougars away.
The Cougars got to within two points on four occasions in the second half,the last time with 5:30 remaining when Marcus Moore's 10-footer trimmed theWashington lead to 68-66.
Washington State (5-21, 1-17) was led by Moore's game-high 26 points. Hescored 12 of the Cougars' final 16 points. Jerry McNair had 23, and J Locklieradded 18 points and 11 rebounds.
The Huskies had six players in double digits. Besides Dixon, Erroll Knighthad 13 and C.J. Massingale, Doug Wrenn and Grant Leep had 12 apiece. CurtisAllen added 11.
After jumping out to an early 12-9 lead, the Huskies expanded the marginwith a 16-2 run. Over the first 10 minutes, Washington hit 6-of-7 from 3-pointrange.
Washington's shooters then hit a cold spell and the Cougars heated up,responding with an 11-0 run that cut the Washington advantage to five points at31-26 with 4:42 left in the first half.
The Cougars trailed 43-37 at the half.