Everyone knew that the young University of Washington hoops squad had its share of problems, particularly regarding shot-making, foul trouble, and size in the post. The No. 18 Arizona Wildcats put those deficiencies into stark relief Thursday, all but running the confrence-leading Huskies out of the McKale Center, 99-67 (box). The Wildcats rampaged in the lane, dunking the ball nine times over the smaller Huskies.
Freshman forward Noah Dickerson banked in a short jumper to start the second half, bringing UW (11-5, 3-1 Pac-12) within four points at 47-43 with 19:26 to play. From there, guns went cold for the Huskies, who made four of their next 21 shots from the field as the Wildcats (14-3, 2-2 Pac-12) pulled away on a 32-9 run.
Washington shot 40.9 percent from the field, including 6-of-19 from beyond the arc. Marquese Chriss fouled out with 9:26 to play, while Andrew Andrews, Dickerson and Malik Dime each had four fouls, limiting their defensive effectiveness.
Dickerson shot 7-of-10 from the field to finish with a career high 17 points. Andrews’ eight points was his lowest total since he scored six against Stanford Jan 1, 2015. It was his first game since that he put up a single digit.
Seven-foot center Kaleb Tarczewski had his third straight double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Ryan Anderson led all scoring with 21 points. Parker Jackson-Cartwright had two points off the bench, but dished out 11 assists.
The Huskies travel to Tempe, AZ., to take on Arizona State (11-6, 1-3 Pac-12) Saturday at 4 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).