BY SPNW Staff 09:33PM 12/06/2015

Huskies rally past Cal-State Fullerton, 87-69

The Washington Huskies (5-2) went from 11 points down in the first half to leads as large as 22 in the second half, taking an easy 87-69 win Sunday night at Hec Ed Pavilion over Cal-State Fullerton, voted in a media poll to finish last in the Big West Conference.

Dejounte Murray had 17 points and fellow freshman Matisse Thybulle had 16, while Pac-12 Conference scoring leader Andrew Andrews, averaging 21.6 points, had a season-low 15 as coach Lorenzo Romar emptied his bench late.

Fullerton (6-2), which beat Seattle University Friday at KeyArena, was led by Malcolm Brooks with 20 points.

Washington took the lead for the first time on Thybulle’s 3-pointer with 4:23 in the first half and kept the lead the rest of the way.

Washington continues an eight-game homestand against Texas Christian University at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It is the first time the Huskies have played eight in a row at home since the 1949-50 season.


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