Huskies Take Care Of UC Riverside

Nov 25, 2003

SEATTLE (AP) - Brandon Roy scored a career-high 22 points to lead Washingtonto a 91-78 victory over the UC Riverside Highlanders Monday night.

Roy made 7-of-13 from the field as the Huskies shot 56.5 percent as a teamand made 7-of-12 from 3-point range.

Hakeem Rollins scored 12 points for the winners, Curtis Allen had 11 andBobby Jones added 10.

The Highlanders were unable to handle the Huskies' pressure defense in thesecond half. Following a 10-0 run that put UC Riverside (0-2) ahead 48-43 with16:40 left to play, Washington applied a full-court press that snuffed theHighlanders' offense.

Washington went on a 32-6 run over the next 10 minutes to take a commanding75-54 lead. The Huskies coasted the rest of the way.

Besides defense and shooting, Washington (2-0) had a 44-22 edge inrebounding.

UC Riverside was led by Kevin Butler, who scored 16 of his career-high 20points in the first half. Nate Carter added 18.

The game was close in the first half. Washington turned the ball over 11times, but UC Riverside managed to covert those mistakes into only five points.

The game was tied at 36 before Washington's Will Conroy scored four pointsin the final 48 seconds of the first half to give the Huskies a 40-36 edge.

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