Senior guard Andrew Andrews scored 30 points and added 13 rebounds and five assists in leading Washington to a come-from-behind, 71-66 victory over UNC Charlotte Friday night in the seventh-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Huskies (4-2), who trailed 38-35 at the break, snapped a two-game losing streak.
Andrews made 9 of 18 from 2-point range, hit 3-pointers and had nine free throws in the second-highest scoring game of his career. He had 35 against Washington State Feb. 22. His 13 rebounds set a career high, topping the 11 he had against Arizona Feb. 13.
Andrews averaged 23.7 points during the three games of the tournament.
Freshman forward Noah Dickerson was the only other Husky in double figures. He tallied 13 points and also grabbed nine rebounds as Washington shot 40 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent beyond the arc (4-for-14).
The Huskies’ first lead camd with less than 13 minutes left when they produced a 7-0 spurt, and then held off the 49ers by converting 19 of 25 free throws. Charlotte (1-5), routed by Michigan 102-47 Thursday night, missed eight consecutive field goal attempts late in the second half.
Touted UW freshman Marquese Chriss played 12 minutes and scored four points before fouling out. Dejounte Murray and Malik Dime both tallied eight.
The Huskies are idle until Sunday Dec. 6, when they host Cal State Fullerton at 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).