Huskies Take Out Washington State, 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.
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.