Huskies Hold Off Washington State, 78-72
Feb. 3, 2001
By JIM COUR
AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE - Thalo Green scored 21 points and freshman Curtis Allen addeda career-high 18 as the Washington Huskies extended Washington State'sPac-10-record road losing streak to 30 games with a 78-72 victory Saturday.
David Dixon, Washington's 6-foot-11 junior center, also had a career gamewith 16 points on 7-for-7 shooting. He played 20 minutes, picking up his fourthfoul with 10:47 to go with the Huskies ahead 50-48.
Washington (9-12, 3-6 Pac-10) beat Washington State (8-11, 1-8) for theeighth time in nine games.
The Cougars' last win in a Pac-10 road game came Jan. 15, 1998, inCorvallis, Ore., against Oregon State.
Framecio Little led the Cougars with 16 points, while Mike Bush and JerryMcNair each added 14.
Washington led by 13 points at halftime, its biggest halftime advantage ofthe season, and never trailed in the second half. But WSU made it interestingin the final 10 minutes, closing to within 54-53 on a 3-pointer by McNair with9:57 to go.
Bush's 15-footer cut Washington's lead to 70-68 with 2:12 on the clock. ThenAllen made a 3-pointer and Bryan Brown converted on a steal by Allen for afastbreak layup and a 75-68 bulge by the Huskies with 1:08 left.
Washington was ahead 38-25 at the end of the first half after scoring thefirst seven points of the game and then going in front 15-2. The Cougars missedtheir first eight shots and 10 of their first 11.
WSU pulled to within 21-18 as J Locklier scored on a two-handed dunk andDavid Adams sank a 15-footer.
But the Huskies outscored the Cougars 14-2 in the next 3 1/2 minutes for a35-20 lead with Green making a short hook with 3:08 on the clock.