Washington 95, Mississippi Valley State
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[December 28, 2013]
SEATTLE — Washington 95, Mississippi Valley
State 80: Andrew Andrews and Nigel Williams-Goss both scored 18 points
and Washington used a big second-half run to knock off the visiting
C.J. Wilcox added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Washington (7-5)
which wraps up the non-conference portion of its season Sunday
against Hartford. Perris Blackwell recorded 17 points and 10
Mississippi Valley State, a member of the Southwestern Athletic
Conference, got a game-high 19 points from Anthony McDonald. The
Delta Devils (3-8) were dominated on the backboards 51-29 and hurt
their upset chances by making just 12-of-24 free throws despite
getting 16 points off the bench from Jeffrey Simmons.
The Huskies led throughout the contest but had trouble shaking the
Delta Devils, who hadn't played in 11 days. After spotting
Mississippi Valley State a 3-0 lead, Washington never trailed again
but turned the ball over seven times in the first half and led just
39-35 at the break.
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Delta Devils freshman James Currington, who notched his first
double-double last game, was scoreless in the first half but led
Mississippi Valley State back from a 10-point deficit midway
through the second half with six points of his 11 points in a
12-2 run that tied the game at 54 with 13 minutes left. But the
Huskies responded with an 20-2 spurt and held the Delta Devils
without a point for more than five minutes and coasted the rest
of the way.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Mississippi Valley State plays at Washington
State on Saturday. ... Washington entered the game fourth in the
country shooting 78.1 percent from the free throw line but shot
27-for-41 from the line against the Delta Devils. ...
Washington's starting five outrebounded its counterparts 39-9.
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