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Andrew Andrews' 3-pointer lifts Washington over Washington State 87-84

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PULLMAN, Washington — Andrew Andrews scored a career-high 35 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left, to lift Washington to an 87-84 triumph over Washington State on Sunday night.

Nigel Williams-Goss added 20 points and six assists for the Huskies (15-11, 4-10 Pac-12), who snapped a seven-game losing streak.

DaVonte Lacy led Washington State (11-15, 5-9) with 23 points. Josh Hawkinson had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Que Johnson scored a season-high 16 points off the bench and Jordan Railey contributed 10 points.

The Cougars led 41-37 at the half. No more than three points separated the teams most of the second half.

Washington has defeated WSU in eight of the past 10 meetings, but seven of the past eight games have been decided by five points or less.

A desperation heave from midcourt by Johnson fell short at the final horn. Johnson tied the game at 84-84 by hitting two free throws with 36.7 seconds left.

The Cougars lost despite shooting 61.9 percent from the field in the second half and 55.3 percent for the game. The Huskies shot 50 percent, including 57.1 percent in the final half.

Andrews, a junior guard, scored 23 points after halftime. He finished the night 11 of 18 from the field, including 6 of 12 on 3-pointers. All four statistics are career highs. He sank all seven of his free throws.

PHOTO: Washington State head coach Ernie Kent, right, speaks with Ike Iroegbu (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Washington State head coach Ernie Kent, right, speaks with Ike Iroegbu (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Washington had a season-low three turnovers and fell one short of its season high for points. The Huskies had a 24-9 advantage in points off turnovers. Washington State made 12 turnovers.

Forward Jernard Jarreau started for Washington in his first game since missing 10 contests due to arthroscopic knee surgery. Jarreau had six points and four rebounds in 28 minutes.

A season-high crowd of 5,567 turned out at Beasley Coliseum.

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TIP-INS

Washington: The Huskies, who were ranked 13th in the nation in the final AP Top 25 poll of December, are 11th in the Pac-12 with four conference games to go.

Washington State: Josh Hawkinson, a Huskies fan while growing up in the Seattle area, was not recruited by Washington. The 6-foot-10 sophomore forward was leading the Pac-12 at the start of Sunday play with 10.5 rebounds per game.

UP NEXT

Washington visits UCLA on Wednesday.

Washington State visits USC on Wednesday.

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