UW men start fast, roll to win over San Jose State
Washington remained undefeated after a 78-56 rout of San Jose State in Thursday night’s first round of the Wooden Legacy men’s basketball tournament at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Gym.
Special to The Seattle Times
FULLERTON, Calif. — Washington remained undefeated after a 78-56 rout of San Jose State in Thursday night’s first round of the Wooden Legacy men’s basketball tournament at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Gym.
The Huskies (4-0) will face Long Beach State in Friday night’s second round at 8:30 p.m. The 49ers defeated Western Michigan on Thursday, 73-55.
UW built an 8-0 lead in the first four minutes, four seconds while keeping San Jose State (1-4) scoreless for the first 5:14. The Huskies dominated despite committing four fouls in the first 3:25 and four turnovers in the first five minutes.
After UW extended its advantage to 26-9, the Spartans (1-4) used a 9-0 surge to narrow their deficit to 26-18 with 4:51 left in the first half.
The Huskies responded with a 10-0 spree that gave them a 36-18 lead with 2:09 before halftime. Andrew Andrews and Nigel Williams-Goss led the run with four points apiece.
Then after San Jose State’s Jaleel Williams made an inside jumper, Shawn Kemp Jr. converted a layin and two free throws in a 32-second span to give the Huskies a 40-20 lead with 1:05 left in the half. They led 40-23 at halftime. The Spartans got no closer than 13 points after that.
UW’s Donaven Dorsey came off the bench to lead all scorers with 17 points. Williams-Goss finished with 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Robert Upshaw added 12 points and tied the school’s game record for blocks with seven. Kemp contributed 11 points and Mike Anderson grabbed 10 rebounds.