Washington Falls To Gonzaga, 99-87
Dec. 1, 2004
By John K. Wiley
Spokane, Wash. (AP) - Adam Morrison scored a career high 26 points and Ronny Turiaf had 23 points and 13 rebounds as Gonzaga upset No. 14 Washington 99-87 on Wednesday for its seventh straight win over the Huskies.
The Bulldogs (4-1) bounced back against their cross-state rival after a loss to No. 5 Illinois last Saturday.
Nate Robinson led Washington (4-1) with 22 points, including four 3-pointers.
The Huskies were without second-leading scorer Brandon Roy, who had surgery Tuesday for a torn knee ligament. Roy, averaging 18 points per game, will miss four to six weeks.
His absence allowed Morrison and Sean Mallon, who had 16 points, to score from the paint. Meanwhile, Derek Raivio had 21 points, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range.
Gonzaga led from the opening tip, building a 29-19 lead before Robinson tied it 33-all on two technical foul shots with 4:21 remaining in the first half. Gonzaga pulled ahead for a 39-38 halftime lead.
The game was tied four times in the second half before Gonzaga pulled away from 59-all tie with 13 minutes remaining. Three-pointers by Raivio and Morrison helped Gonzaga build a 92-82 lead with 2:25 to play.