Washington Rallies From 22 Down To Beat USC 87-85|
Jan. 03, 2016
SEATTLE (AP) Andrew Andrews hit a go-ahead putback with 25 seconds left as Washington erased a 22-point second-half deficit and rallied for an improbable 87-85 victory over USC in a Pac-12 game on Sunday.
The Huskies (10-4, 2-0) trailed 66-44 with 14:18 left before coming back against the Trojans (12-3, 1-1), who had won seven straight but played the final 16 minutes without injured guard Julian Jacobs.
USC took an 85-78 lead on a layup by Nikola Jovanovic with 2:12 left but the Huskies answered with eight straight points, taking an 86-85 lead on Andrew's basket.
After Elijah Stewart missed for USC with 7 seconds left, Andrews was fouled on the rebound and made the second of two free throws to make it 87-85 with 4.2 seconds left.
Katin Reinhardt missed an off-balance jumper with one second left and Stewart's potential tying putback was ruled after the buzzer upon review.
Dejounte Murray had 29 points for the Huskies, including 19 in the second half, and Andrews added 24.
Boatwright, Jacobs and Jordan McLaughlin each had 15 points for the Trojans.