Washington 59, ASU 51
Washington had a 22-3 run that erased an early 11-point deficit.
The Huskies scored on 11 of 14 possessions after converting five of the first 18 possessions into points.
UW scored the final 15 points of the first half, holding ASU scoreless on nine straight possessions.
UW outrebounded ASU 15-3 over the last nine minutes of the first half.
ASU responded with a 21-9 run in the first 12 minutes of the second half to move ahead 45-41.
Justin Dentmon's runner gave UW the lead it wouldn't relinquish, 48-47.
Ryan Appleby hit two three-pointers, giving him 81 on the season and breaking Tre Simmons record of 80. Appleby also is now tied with Curtis Allen for second on the career list.
Jon Brockman had double-doubles in all three games against ASU this season.
The five UW starters combined for all 59 points.
Washington's next game against WSU will mark the first meeting of the Apple Cup teams in the Pac-10 tournament.
ROMAR OVERVIEW: "I am extremely proud of my guys' mental toughness tonight. I just got to say that I am so impressed with what Arizona State's coaching staff and players have done this year. ... As I mentioned, I am really proud of my guys. We were down, 21-10, and we couldn't find our way to the basket. Our guys turned up the defensive head and it allowed us to come back and take the lead at halftime."
ROMAR ON WHAT HE TOLD HIS TEAM WHEN THEY FELL BEHIND
"We were at a crossroads. I felt at that time that we didn't have a lot of energy. I just wanted to make it clear that this was not the time not to have energy."
SPENCER HAWES OVERVIEW: "With out defense, we got our energy up and that made all the differenfe. We were getting stops, making some big shots on offense, but even more so we were making big stops on the defensive end."
ASU COACH HERB SENDEK OVERVIEW: Tonight was pretty much a reflection of our season as a whole. Our guys came out and gave great effort, and showed improvement as a result of their consistency."