Nate Robinson Leads Washington Past Washington State
Jan. 23, 2005
SEATTLE, Wash.- Nate Robinson helped guide the Huskies to a 66-48 win over the Washington State Cougars on Sunday producing a game high 13 points, including six rebounds and three assists. Robinson was one of three Huskies to score in double figures along with Joel Smith with 10 points and Jamal Williams with 10.
Robinson got the Huskies started with the first basket of the game with a pull up jumper from the free-throw line 1:55 into the game. Six of Robinson's points came in the first half, with the remaining seven points coming in the second. He got Washington started yet again in the second half by dishing out an assist on a Mike Jenson three-pointer 0:47 into the second half, while following it up with a three of his own on the next possession on an assist from Will Conroy.
In perhaps one of the biggest difference-making statistics of the game, Robinson set the pace at the free throw line for Washington shooting a perfect six-for-six. As a team the Huskies shot 17-22 from the line, taking ten more then the Cougars who only took 12 free throw, making seven.
With the win, Washington moves to 16-2 on the season and 6-1 in the Pac-10, tying Arizona for first place in the conference. The Huskies now travel to Arizona State on February 24 and Arizona on February 26.