SEATTLE — Terrell Brown, Jr., scored 19 points with eight assists and Washington led wire to wire in an 87-64 win over Arizona State on Thursday night.
The Huskies led by no less than 20 points in the first half before the Sun Devils came back in the seven and then ran away again.
PJ Fuller entered the starting lineup for Daejon Davis, who suffered a shoulder injury last weekend and scored 16 points for the Huskies (13-9, 8-4 Pac-12 Conference), who won seven of nine to move into fourth place. Emmitt Matthews Jr., scored 15 goals and Cole Bajema scored 12 off the bench.
Kimani Lawrence led Arizona State (7-15, 3-9) with 15 points and Jalen Graham added 14 with eight rebounds.
The Sun Devils had just played five ranked teams in 14 days, earning just an 87-84 victory over UCLA in triple overtime. The four losses were closer than this game and ASU never made the Huskies feel uncomfortable.
Arizona State never found long-range range, making 5 of 22 3-pointers (23%) while the Huskies were 9 of 21 (43%). Washington went 20 of 29 from the foul line to 7 of 12 for ASU.
Washington was leading by double digits less than five minutes into the game when Jamal Bey hit a 3-pointer. Brown had five points in a 9-0 that put the Huskies up 30-11 midway through the period and a 3 from Matthews made it 39-19 with just under five minutes to go.
Arizona State had three 3-pointers and Lawrence had back-to-back baskets for a 13-1 run that cut the deficit to 40-32 before a Nate Roberts dunk just before halftime put UW 42-32 .
The Sun Devils opened the game 4 of 21 with seven straight misses behind the arc before going 9 of 12, including three 3s.
Lawrence and Graham’s baskets had ASU in the seven twice early in the second half. The Huskies responded with seven straight games, capped by Bajema’s three-point play that made it 61-45, and the lead was in double digits for the final 14:47.
The big lead was 79-52 on a Fuller 3 with 7:45 to go, part of a 25-7 push. The Huskies made 9 of 11 shots and finished 5 of 10 from 3-point range and 14 of 26 total in the second half.
4 Arizona travels to Washington on Saturday when Arizona State plays Washington State.