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Saint Louis vs. Washington 2012: C.J. Wilcox, Huskies squeak by with 66-61 win

C.J. Wilcox and the Washington Huskies just managed to beat the St. Louis Billikens 66-61.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Huskies avoided another tough loss at home and beat the Saint Louis Billikens 66-61. After a closely contested first half that ended with both teams tied at 29-29 at halftime, UW managed to pull away in the second half and hold on for a narrow win.

Washington shot 51% from the field and nailed six three pointers. The Huskies also held St. Louis to under 44% shooting. Most importantly, the Huskies managed to get to the line 22 times compared to three for St. Louis. Although they missed ten of those freebies, it was enough to push them over the top.

Washington was led by a sublime effort from C.J. Wilcox, who needed only 13 shots to pour in 27 points. Wilcox hit eleven field goals while also nailing four three pointers. Aziz N'Diaye added 14 points and eight rebounds, while Abdul Gaddy put in 16 points and four assists.

The Huskies improved to 3-3 on the season.