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Game thread: Washington 68, Arizona State 59

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Feb. 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm with No Comments »
February 23, 2013 10:13 pm

Welcome to Wells Fargo Arena, home of the Sun Devils. Students are doing karaoke to kill time leading up to tip, and it’s troubling. The band previously played “Living in America” by James Brown. No sign of Ivan Drago. Game thread starts on the jump:

> Washington with a big 68-59 win after getting blown out by Arizona a couple days ago.

> Washington well on its way to a win here, up 66-59 with 17.3 to go. Just match up well with ASU.

> Washington up 64-58 with 24.1 to go. Andrews at the line.

> Washington’s lead has been reduced to one, 57-56. Freshman center Eric Jacobsen has come in and given the Sun Devils a jolt. The Huskies are suddenly struggling to find their offense.

> Under-8 timeout and Washington leads 55-47 with 7:50 to go. Crowd get angry with the officials and the Sun Devils are chipping away at what was a 13-point lead with 11:40 to go.

> Andrews powered into the lane with his right hand and scored over 7-foot-2 Jordan Bachynski. The next play down, he drove, shifted the ball in mid-air to score with his left before hitting the deck and putting up Washington up 47-37.

Abdul Gaddy hit a left-elbow jumper to yank Washington’s lead to 49-37 with 12:28 remaining.

> Washington again beating the daylights out of ASU on the boards. Up 24-11 there.

> Washington off to a good second-half start, up 41-32 now.

> Halftime. Washington leads 32-28, though Wilcox is scoreless on 0 for 6 shooting. Jahii Carson is 2 for 7 form the field and has just six points.

> Late under-4 timeout comes with 1:03 to go. Washington leads 30-26 and is playing well.

> Colvin shoots 27.3 percent from 3 and they keep biting on pump fakes from him which give Gilling wide open looks. Not good strategy.

> Washington leads, but kind of same old story. One guy playing real well on O (Suggs) but can’t get the whole train rolling together.

> Under-8 timeout and Washington leads 21-16 with 7:06 to go.

> Interesting to see the huge overplay from Carson within his stance. Trying to trump that screen for the dribble to the middle.

> Suggs going crazy here. Is 4 for 5 from the field and has 10 points. Timeout Sendek, 18-13 Washington.

> Wilcox misses again and comes to the bench hanging his head a bit. Romar says something to him. He’s 0 for 4 from the field and we’re tied 11-11 at the under-12 timeout.

> Under-16 timeout and we’re tied 7-7 with 15:37 to go. Pateev has four of ASU’s points on two jams.

> Good defense from Suggs leads to transition and Gaddy and Wilcox swatted on the break.

> They drop the lights here and the students are waving glow sticks around during ASU intros.

> Usual starters for UW: Gaddy, Suggs, Wilcox, Kemp and N’Diaye.

> On Senior Night, Sendek starts Pateev in place of Bachynski. Felix, Colvin, Carson and Gilling with him.

> Lots of handshakes and hugs for former ASU assistant Lamont Smith here in Tempe.

> It’s Senior Night here for Felix, Colvin, Joey Hormes, Pateev and Jahii Carson (I kid). Since you can’t see this, I’ll let you guess: Herb Sendek overwhelmed with emotion on Senior Night or as stoic as can be?

> Couple non-night owl Pac-12 games have already been played. Oregon easily beat Stanford 77-66 in Eugene. And, Cal won by a point on senior night in Corvallis, despite Joe Burton’s hair and emotion.

 

Oregon State senior Joe Burton, center, with his mother, Dondi Silvas-Nichols, right, and father, Willie Burton, is honored before the game Saturday in Corvallis. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Oregon State senior Joe Burton, center, with his mother, Dondi Silvas-Nichols, right, and father, Willie Burton, is honored before the game Saturday in Corvallis. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

Earlier in the day, Arizona whacked WSU 73-56.

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