NCAAB Game Recap - Washington at Arizona
Sat Mar 7, 2020 10:00 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LIU
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
UTRGV
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Washington (15-16)

38

31

69

Arizona (20-11)

23

40

63

McDaniels, Stewart propel Washington past Arizona 69-63
Sun Mar 8, 2020 1:17 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Washington has found a formula for success just in time for the Pac-12 tournament.

Freshman Jaden McDaniels scored 20 points and classmate Isaiah Stewart added 16 as the Huskies finished the Pac-12 regular season with a flourish in a 69-63 victory over Arizona on Saturday night.

Jamal Bey had 12 points and the Huskies (15-16, 5-13) limited Arizona to 35.1 shooting to complete a two-game sweep of the Arizona trip. They had lost their first seven Pac-12 road games.

"The last two games we've made big plays down the stretch," Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. "I thought our defense was the best defense I've seen in a long time. We were taking away angles. We're making our foul shots. That's how you close out games. Before in the close games we weren't doing those things."

Dylan Smith had 19 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers, Zeke Nnaji had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Nico Mannion had 11 points for the Wildcats (20-11, 10-8), who lost three of their last four to fall out of contention for one of four first-round byes in the Pac-12 tournament.

Washington went 8:06 without a field goal late in the second half but made nine free throws to maintain the lead before Bey and McDaniels made back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Huskies in front 65-55 with 2:45 left.

Smith made all six of of his 3-pointers in the second half. His sixth made it 65-59 with 35.6 seconds remaining before Bey made four free throws to ice it.

"A game like today is what makes March Madness so great, because anything can happen," Hopkins said.

Arizona's last lead was at 6-4.

"We knew that we were in for a fight and, and we were," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "Our performance tonight was poor. We weren't ready to play. We didn't run as fast jump as high, struggled to get back defensively."

BIG PICTURE

Washington: The Huskies will enter the Pac-12 tournament on a roll after winning three of their last four games following a nine-game losing streak. The Huskies picked up their first league road win at Arizona State on Thursday.

Arizona: The Wildcats will return to the NCAA tournament after a one-year absence, although their seed is in question. They are expected to be seeded in the six-eight range, depending on their play in the Pac-12 tournament. Arizona is ranked 10th in the nation in the most NET rankings, a tool used by the NCAA to help determine tournament seeding.

LAST CALL

Five freshmen may have played their final regular-season college game here Saturday. Arizona center Zeke Nnaji and guards Nico Mannion and Josh Green and Washington center Isaiah Stewart and forward Jaden McDaniels are projected as first-round picks in the 2020 NBA draft by several reputable scouting services. Arizona coach Sean Miller has confirmed that Mannion will declare for the draft.

NO SUSPENSE

Arizona entered Saturday with a chance receive one of the four first-round byes in the Pac-12 tournament next week, but victories by USC and Arizona State earlier in the day eliminated that possibility.

ON TO VEGAS

Washington planned to fly directly to Las Vegas from Tucson as a precaution against the coronavirus, which has hit the Northwest hard. Washington has cancelled all in-person classes from Monday until the end of the winter quarter March 20.

"I think the university and everybody is showing great leadership in terms of the decisions that they're making," Hopkins said.

HARD CONTACT

Arizona guard Dylan Smith went to the locker room and was tested for a concussion after being struck by an Isaiah Stewart elbow as Stewart made a field goal under the Arizona basket with 13:14 remaining in the first half. Smith, who suffered a broken nose, passed the concussion protocol and reentered with 5:57 remaining in the first half.

UP NEXT

Arizona and Washington will play each other in the first found of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Arizona is the fifth seed and Washington is the 12th.

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Leaders

Washington PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. McDaniels 20 0 1 6 1 3
I. Stewart 16 0 0 7 2 2
Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Baker 0 0 1 1 1 0
D. Smith 19 0 1 5 1 1

Team Comparison

Wash Ariz
Points For 69 63
Field Goals 24/56-43% 20/57-35%
Three Pointers 6/17-35% 8/21-38%
Free Throws 15/17-88% 15/22-68%
Offensive Rebounds 6 14
Defensive Rebounds 25 25
Rebounds 32 41
Blocks 5 3
Steals 11 5
Turnovers 14 18
Personal Fouls 19 19
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Jan 30 Ariz 75 @ Wash 72 I. Lee 3 S. Timmins 2
Sat Mar 7 Wash 69 @ Ariz 63 E. Hardy 2 I. Lee 2

Game Information

Stadium: McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, Arizona
Attendance: 13,604
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