The Washington Huskies played one of their worst games of the year on Saturday afternoon, but the team was able to escape the Utah Utes with a 57-53 victory. The win improves Washington's record to 9-6 on the season and they are now 3-1 in conference play. Utah falls to 4-11 on the season and is 1-2 in the Pac-12.
The Huskies took a slight lead heading into halftime and held off a late run in the closing minutes. Terrence Ross led the way with 14 points, including 11 in the second half, and brought down five rebounds. Aziz N'Diaye had nine points and six rebounds in just 23 minutes, while Tony Wroten scored eight. Abdul Gaddy dished out six assists and added seven points of his own.
Utah did not shoot the ball well and made just 19 of their 51 attempts from the field. They made only four shots from behind the arc. Josh Watkins led the way with 18 points and Cedric Martin scored 11.
Washington will return home and play Seattle University in a non-conference battle. They will face the Washington St. Cougars on Sunday, January 15.
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