Washington moved to 5-5 in league play, one game behind quad-leaders Arizona, Arizona State, Cal and UCLA. The Huskies get their own head-to-head shot at the Sun Devils on Saturday at Hec Ed.
Star of the game: Quincy Pondexter had a game high 30 points and a game high 12 rebounds. However, special mention of Scott Suggs who provided 13 points, included three treys. And to Justin Holiday who had his hand in a lot of good things for the Huskies.
Key stats: UW outrebounded Arizona 45-40, after being outrebounded by 17 in Tucson. ... Arizona freshman-of-the-year favorite Derrick Williams had three points, two rebounds and fouled out in eight minutes on the floor. ... UA senior Nic Wise shot 4-of-17 from the field. ... UW hit 29 of 42 free throws (69 percent), but they hit 10 straight in the final minute.
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Key stretch: Stop me if you heard this before, but it's gotta be those 10 straight free throws in the final minute.
Quotable: “We didn’t play that great -- we didn’t. But it reminded me a lot of last year’s games where we would shoot awful percentages and play nasty basketball, but somehow we won. That’s what we have to do from now on. I think we’re starting to get the feel of what it’s like to compete at a high level and win the championship. That’s still our goal, and we’re only a game away.”-- Quincy Pondexter
“I thought our guys – Isaiah, Venoy – did a great, great job of contesting everything that Nic Wise threw at us. He was 5-for-17 with five turnovers. He’s a quality guard, as quality a guard as there is in this league. Our guys did a very, very good job in trying to contain him. He didn’t really get loose until a couple of baskets toward the end.” -- Lorenzo Romar
"Washington has a style that, to me, really favors them at home. ... They crash the offensive glass, they use their defense to create turnovers, and they just really attack the paint. They're constantly putting pressure on the defense. They did what they do better than the things that we do." -- UA coach Sean Miller.
What fans will be talking about: Might these guys actually be back in the Pac-10 race? They are for now; but five of their last seven are on the road.
Next: UW concludes its four-game homestand -- all wins, so far -- against the Sun Devils at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.