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November 30, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Game report: Washington 68, UTEP 65

 UTEP forward Vince Hunter, left, and Washington guard Mike Anderson wrestle for a rebound during the second half an NCAA college basketball game at the the Wooden Legacy tournament, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Washington won 68-65. (Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill - AP)

UTEP forward Vince Hunter, left, and Washington guard Mike Anderson wrestle for a rebound during the second half an NCAA college basketball game at the the Wooden Legacy tournament, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Washington won 68-65. (Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill – AP)

WASHINGTON 68, UTEP 65

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Sophomore point guard Nigel Williams-Goss had a banner week and will likely be named the DirecTV Wooden Legacy MVP. He averaged 16.7 points, 8.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds in three games. On Sunday, he finished with 16 points, six assists and three rebounds.

PLAY OF THE GAME

With 2:01 left in the first half, Robert Upshaw deflected stole a pass from Earvin Morris and tapped the ball ahead of the crowd to start a one-man fast break. He ended the sequence with a few dribbles before flushing a dunk that gave Washington a 33-22 lead.

TURNING POINT

Washington led 52-45 when UTEP used a 8-0 run to take a 53-52 lead with 6:10 left. Coach Lorenzo Romar put Upshaw back in the game despite the 7-footer being saddled with four fouls. Upshaw managed to avoid his fifth foul and helped shore up a leaky defense. Down 63-62 with 1:07 left, Upshaw forced a turnover and the Huskies took the lead for good on the next possession. They went 6 for 6 at the free throw line the rest of the way while UTEP was 1 of 5 from the field.

BY THE NUMBERS

8 – Combined fouls for Shawn Kemp Jr. and Upshaw who also collectively had just eight rebounds.

11 – Career high shots from Jernard Jarreau, who converted three and finished with a season-high 10 points.

20 – Game-high tying points from Andrew Andrews, which is one shy of his personal best.

 

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