Washington held No. 24 San Diego State to just 21 points at halftime and carried a nine-point lead into halftime.
After the intermission, everything changed.
The Huskies stout defense turned porous, allowing the Aztecs scored nearly at will in the second half during a 70-63 defeat.
SDSU used a 17-2 run early in the half to take the lead and control of the game. C.J. Wilcox (17 points and four assists) sank a layup to put UW back on top 41-40 with 11:24 left.
However, the Huskies lost the lead a minute later and never led again. They trailed by as many as nine points (64-55) with 3:24 remaining, but closed to within two points (65-63) at the 43-second mark.
From there Washington went 0 for 4 from the field while San Diego State made 5 of 6 free throws.
Nigel Williams-Goss had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists, Andrew Andrews added 13 points and six rebounds and Perris Blackwell had 11 of Washington’s 41 rebounds. SDSU had 31 boards.
Mike Anderson added eight points and five rebounds and UW received just five points from its bench.
Washington held SDSU to 27.6 percent shooting in the first half, but the Aztecs converted 60 percent (15 of 25) of their field goals in the second half. SDSU also destroyed UW at the free throw line after the break. The Aztecs were 4 of 6 at the line in the first half and 16 of 21 in the second half. They were 20 of 27 (74.1 percent) for the game while the Huskies were 11 of 13 (84.6 percent).
Washington also had trouble with Xavier Thames (19 points and six assists), Winston Shephard (17 points), JJ O’Brien 910 points) and Josh Davis (eight points and 10 rebounds.)
The Huskies fell to 4-4.