Second-Half Surge Too Much For Vikings

Nov. 28, 2000

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's Will Perkins posted his third consecutivedouble-double as he led the Huskies to a 94-63 victory over the Portland StateVikings on Tuesday night.

Perkins scored 11 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. The Huskies (2-1) didnot have one double-double during the entire 1999-2000 season.

After struggling during the first 20 minutes of play, the Huskies opened thesecond half with a 10-0 run, gaining a 45-36 advantage. Washington didn't lookback.

Portland State (0-3) made only 11 field goals in the second half and shotjust 34 percent for the game. The Vikings were led by the 21 points fromCharles Madison, a transfer from the College of the Canyons (Calif.). JamaalThomas added 14 points.

Four Huskies finished with double-figure scoring. Thalo Green, who scored acareer-high 17 points Saturday in his first game back from arthroscopic surgeryon his left knee, came off the bench to score a team-high 14. Michael Johnsonadded 12 and Bryan Brown had 11.

Despite hitting only three of their first 18 shots, the Huskies foundthemselves only down 17-13 with 9:43 remaining in the first half. Washington'sshooting started to improve slightly and it gained its first lead, 18-17, whenBrown hit a three-pointer two minutes later.

The two teams battled back and forth for the remainder of the half withPortland State holding a 36-35 advantage after Madison hit a 15-foot jumperwith two seconds left.

The Huskies completed a three-game homestand to open the season and willplay Wichita State in their first road game on Thursday night. The Vikingsreturn home after three consecutive road losses to Pac-10 opponents.

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