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Jan 12, 2024 1:42 am

Sahvir Wheeler steers Washington to win over ASU

Sahvir Wheeler scored a season-high 24 points, making all five of his 3-point attempts, and added eight assists and six rebounds as Washington outlasted Arizona State 82-67 on Thursday in Seattle.

The Huskies handed the Sun Devils their first Pacific-12 Conference loss of the season.

Keion Brooks Jr. scored 17 of his 22 points after the intermission as the Huskies (10-6, 2-3 Pac-12) overcame a one-point halftime deficit. Moses Wood had 15 points and Braxton Meah added 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds filling in for the injured Franck Kepnang as Washington won its second in a row after three consecutive narrow conference losses.

Jamiya Neal scored 14 points for the Sun Devils (10-6, 4-1), who were bidding for first 5-0 start in conference play since 1979-80. Frankie Collins added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Adam Miller and Jose Perez scored 11 apiece.

The Huskies trailed 50-49 before Brooks made a 3-pointer with 11:10 remaining to spark a 13-0 run. Wood and Wheeler also sank treys and Brooks capped the spurt with a jumper off an Arizona State turnover. The Sun Devils never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Arizona State used a late rally to take a 34-33 halftime advantage after the Huskies led for more than 17 minutes and were up 26-19 with 6:46 left in the opening period.

Perez scored eight points in the half, including two free throws with 1:34 left that broke a 30-all tie and gave Arizona State its first lead.

The Huskies went back in front on a 3-pointer by Wood before Alonzo Gaffney closed the half with a turnaround jumper in the lane.

Washington shot 50.8 percent from the field for the game (30 of 59), including 13 of 25 (52 percent) from 3-point range, while limiting the Sun Devils to 40.7 percent shooting (24 of 59) and just 4 of 17 (23.5 percent) from beyond the arc.

–Field Level Media

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