UW Uses Strong Second Half To Beat American, 99-82

Nov. 19, 2005

SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Huskies pulled ahead in the second half after being tied at halftime and beat American University 99-82 for their school-record 26th consecutive home victory on Saturday night.

The Huskies (4-0) rallied after being tied at 41-41 by the Eagles (0-1) at the end of the opening half.

The Huskies had five players in double figures, led by senior swingman Brandon Roy's 17 points, 15 in the second half. Freshman forward Jon Brockman added 16 points and six rebounds, Jamal Williams had 14 points and seven rebounds, Florida transfer Ryan Appleby contributed 14 points, including three 3-pointers, and Bobby Jones had 11 points before fouling out with 4:07 to go.

Guard Andre Ingram led American with 24 points, 14 in the first half, while guard Arvydas Eitutavicius added 14 for the Eagles.

With a 50-48 lead with 2:19 gone in the second half, Washington went on a 12-0 run that began with a 3-pointer and a 16-footer by Roy. Roy ended the run with a free throw with 14:22 to go to give the Huskies a 62-48 advantage.

The teams were tied at halftime after Washington jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first 53 seconds. But American came back to sink three 3-pointers to tie the score at 9 with 3:44 gone.

The Eagles took their first lead of the game at 26-25 on a 15-footer by Ingram with 10:26 left in the first half and were in front 40-36 after a pair of free throws by Ingram with 3:21 left.

The Huskies tied the score at 41 on an offensive rebound tip-in by Williams with 1:04 remaining in the opening half.

American, which is in the Patriot League, had a 16-12 record last season.

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