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Washington upset by Utah, 74-65

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Jan. 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm with No Comments »
January 19, 2013 10:05 pm

Welcome to Hec Ed where 90s rap has given way to some more modern beats during warmups. Everyone is out for warmups, including Scott Suggs, who has his left knee heavily wrapped. Gamethread on the jump:

> That’s it. Washington never got going and loses to Utah 74-65. The Huskies fall to 4-1 in conference play and 12-6 overall to snap a four-game winning streak. This is the first road win for Utah since it joined the Pac-12. It was 0-12 on the road in conference play prior to Saturday night. Andrews had 17, Wilcox 14 and Suggs 12.

> Washington calls timeout with 1:58 to go and trailing 62-54.

> Andrews hits a 3 to cut the Utah lead to 58-52, but Jordan Loveridge outworked Desmond Simmons underneath for an offensive board and putback to put Utah back up 60-52. Wilcox going to the line for one and one with 3:13 to go.

> Utah calls timeout and is still well in control. Washington has the ball down 58-46 with 4:45 left in the game. Utah’s small guards have used their quickness against Washington and the Huskies have not used their size back.

> The under-8 timeout is here and things are getting worse for Washington. Utah leads 56-41 with 7:37 to go. Backup point guard Brandon Taylor has a career-high 15 points.

> Under-12 timeout. Washington trails 50-39 and Utah has the ball with 10:45 to go.

> Washington has scored just two baskets in the first 5:27 of the second half and trails 41-29 with 14:33 to go. Suggs is 3-for-13 from the field. Suggs 3-for-13 from the field. Washington shooting 31 percent and well on its way to undoing all the good it did on the road.

> Halftime. Utah leads Washington 33-25 after about as good as a half as Utah could hope for offensively.

> Abdul Gaddy stuffed Brandon Taylor, saved the ball, then led the break for a 3 from Scott Suggs. Washington down 31-25. Utah came back with two free throws from Jason Washburn to go up 33-25.

> Under-4 timeout and Washington having all sorts of problems stopping Utah’s balls creens. The Utes lead 30-20 with 3:12 left in the half. They are shooting 66.7 percent. Washington is shooting 36 percent after Abdul Gaddy banked in a 3-pointer.

> Under-8 timeout and Washington is still struggling. Utah leads 23-13 with 6:50 left in the first half.

> After a hot start for Utah, Washington is now all over the Utes defensively. Still 18-11 Utah, though. Brandon Taylor heaved a runner off the glass as the shot clock expired, followed by Washington getting a shot-clock violation.

> Washington off to a horrid start. Utah is up 12-4 with 14:55 to go and Jason Washburn has eight early points on two jumpers and two post moves. Huskies are 2-for-8 from the field and Utah is 6-for-8.

> Regular starters for Washington: Gaddy, Suggs, Wilcox, Simmons, N’Diaye. Utah: Washburn, Loveridge, Dean, DuBois and Martin.

> The Huskies play Utah tonight then at Oregon State next Wednesday. After that, Washington has 12 games left in the Pac-12 season and six of them are against the steel of the conference: Arizona, Oregon and UCLA.

> Washington is trying to 5-0 in conference play for the first time since 1984, when it started 6-0.

> This is Lorenzo Romar’s 350th game as Washington’s head coach.

> Big doings from earlier today: Oregon went to UCLA and beat the Bruins 76-67.  Arizona thumped Arizona State 71-54 in Tempe. Stanford beat Cal 69-59, showing the Bears have the problems we thought following their loss to Washington. And, USC got on the board with a home win over Oregon State, 69-68.

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