The final score of this game probably sounds a little closer than it was. Mostly, they took care of business against an inferior opponent, and now they can concetrate on their first visit to Madison Square Garden since 1941.
Star of the game: Washington forward Jon Brockman had a game-high 16 points and eight rebounds.
Key stats: Washington outrebounded the Eagles, 38-28. The Huskies shot 50.8 percent from the field. Eastern connected on 10 of 11 free throws (91 percent).
Key run: Both teams started slowly, and the score was tied 6-6 after six and a half minutes. However, the Huskies went on a 21-7 run from there and kept the lead in double digits until the closing minutes.
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Observations: Ten Huskies played and nine scored. … Sophomore guard Adrian Oliver sat out with a knee strain, which isn't expected to be serious. … Washington has won 30 straight home games against non-Pac-10 opponents. … The Huskies leave today for New York.
Quotable: "Just a lot of credit to Eastern. For a ball club to be down 24, a lot of teams in the nation anywhere at any level, they'll just give up at that point. They didn't give up, they kept coming. They played a lot better than we did in the second half." - Brockman
Next: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Texas A&M, NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal, Madison Square Garden, New York.