The Washington Huskies may still be disappointed about missing the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but they still have important games to win in the NIT. UW squared off with the Texas-Arlington Mavericks on Tuesday night and came away with a 82-72 victory. The game was played in front of few fans in Seattle and very few students turned up for the event.
Terrence Ross led all scorers with 23 points and went 9-for-15 from the field. The top-NBA prospect has been viewed as a potential lottery pick by some and is likely looking to improve his draft stock for next summer. C.J. Wilcox scored 15 off the bench and Abdul Gaddy played very well, scoring 10 points and dishing out six assists while only committing one turnover.
UT-Arlington had the score tied at 37-37 at halftime, but they were unable to keep the Huskies from scoring at will during the second half. LaMarcus Reed III led his team with an inefficient 20 points on 4-for-14 shooting, while forward Bo Ingram had 17 despite missing nine of his 10 attempts from behind the arc.
With the victory, the Huskies will face Northwestern next after knocking off Akron.
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