No. 17 Washington trailed Eastern Washington much of the game, but Nigel Williams-Goss and Darin Johnson hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions in the final 1:16 to cap a big comeback in an 81-77 victory.
San Diego State (6-2) shot just 20.4 percent. It was the lowest shooting percentage for the Aztecs dating to 1996 and the second time this season under 25 percent in a game. They shot 24.6 percent in beating Cal State Bakersfield last month.
Andrew Andrews scored 20 points and Washington sunk six free throws in the final 48 seconds for the deciding points to edge UTEP 68-65 in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy
The Huskies fell to Utah 67-61, Wednesday, potentially ending the team’s 2013-14 campaign on a rather bitter note.
Nigel Williams-Goss joined Steve, Bill and Jason on The Steve Sandmeyer Show just prior to the Pac-12 Tournament opener.
Steve, Bill & Jason talk with Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine, CBS Sports NCAA Basketball expert Matt Norlander, Jacksonville Jaguars beat writer for the Florida Times-Union Ryan O’Halloran, and University of Washington Basketball player Nigel Williams-Goss.
Playing in his final game at the Alaska Airlines Arena, Washington senior C.J. Wilcox scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had three steals to lead the Huskies.
Washington (16-14, 8-9) had won two in a row and looked sharp early on as the team shot nearly 59 percent from the field in the first half to take a 45-41 lead, but UCLA out-scored the Huskies 50-37 in the final 20 minutes to secure the win.
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 17 points and Andrew Andrews added 16 points to carry the Huskies to just their third win in the past eight games.
With 23 points, Wilcox passed Jon Brockman (1,805 points) for second on Washington’s all-time scoring list as Washington snapped a 7-game road losing streak with the blowout victory.