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November 17, 2012 at 6:46 PM

UW wins seesaw battle vs. Seton Hall

It was a tale of three momentum swings for Washington in its 84-73 win over Seton Hall at the Mohegan Sun.
The Huskies dominated the first half and led 49-33 at the break.
The Pirates dominated the second half, erased a 16-point deficit and led 66-60 with 4:25 left.
That’s when Washington went on its last run. The Huskies finished regulation with an 11-5 run to tie the score at 71-71 and force overtime.
In the extra period, the Huskies outscored the Pirates 13-2.
Washington (2-1) plays No. 4 Ohio State (2-0) at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:
Scott Suggs returned after suffering a concussion Tuesday and finished with 15 points. He scored six in overtime on two three-pointers. He was 6 of 9 from the field and 3 of 4 behind the arc. Suggs also defended Seton Hall’s best player Fuquan Edwin (27 points) late in the game and held him scoreless.
Desmond Simmons botched UW’s last play in regulation and committed a traveling call. However, he made amends in overtime with two clutch free throws, smart defense and a couple of rebounds. He finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds, both career highs.
— Simmons and Andrew Andrews started the overtime period, which is interesting to note the two reserves were on the floor when it mattered the most. Simmons also 32 minutes, which ties his career best. Simmons was in for Jernard Jarreau and Andrews replaced C.J. Wilcox.
Abdul Gaddy had a sensational first half scoring 14 points. He had just two points the rest of the way and finished with 16 – one shy of his personal best – on 6 for 12 shooting. He also played 41 minutes, which is a career high. Gaddy entered the game with five assists and he had five against Seton Hall.
— Wilcox’s shot was off for a second straight game. He was 3 for 10 from the field. However, he went to the line for the first time this season and made all five FTs. Wilcox finished with 11 points.
— Huge game for Aziz N’Diaye who had 14 points and nine rebounds. He controlled the middle and made it difficult for the Pirates to score inside. Equally important he avoided foul trouble and played a career-high 38 minutes.
— Solid game for Andrews who had eight points before fouling out. He’s got to control the defensive aggressiveness. He made just 2 of 7 shots, but converted a huge three-pointer early in overtime despite being fouled. The basket gave UW a 77-71 lead.
— Jarreau will get more minutes if he rebounds. Too many times he seemed to have a rebound, but lost the ball. Still, Jarreau is deadly in the high-post because he can knock down a mid-ranger jumper just beyond the free throw line. If Simmons can consistently hit this shot and rebound they way he did tonight, then he would be an all-conference performer.
— Coach Lorenzo Romar shortened the rotation to seven players. Sophomores Martin Breunig and Hikeem Stewart did not play.
— Washington converted 22 of 26 (84.6 percent) free throws.
That’s all for now.

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Scott Suggs

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