Goss leads Washington past Long Beach 80-70

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Nigel Williams-Goss scored 21 points and dished out a tournament record 12 assists to lead Washington to 80-70 victory over Long Beach State in the semifinal game of the Wooden Legacy Tournament on Friday night.

The Huskies advances to the tournament championship game on Sunday against UTEP, who defeated Xavier earlier Friday. The game will be on ESPN2 at 7 pm PT.

Down 54-45, Washington went on a 13-3 run and took a 58-57 lead following a free throw by Mike Anderson with 8:26 to play.

Andrew Andrews and Anderson hit key baskets down the stretch and the Huskies held the 49ers to one basket over the final 5 minutes of play to secure the win for Washington.

Andrews scored 16 points and Robert Upshaw added 12 for the Huskies (5-0).

Mike Caffey scored 18 points and Deonate North and Temidayo Yussuf each added 16 points for the 49ers (3-4).

TIP-INS:
Long Beach State: With the 49ers victory over Western Michigan on Thursday, coach Dan Monson tied Jerry Tarkanian for most career wins in 49ers history with 122.

Washington: Huskies center Robert Upshaw has blocked 7 shots in three separate games this season. He leads the Pac 12 with 21 blocked shots.
UP NEXT:
Long Beach State will play Xavier on Sunday in the third place game.

Washington plays UTEP on Sunday in the championship game.
Statistics:
Points: Williams-Goss 21, Anderson 16, Upshaw 12, Andrews 10, Dorsey 9, Jarreau 8, Kemp 2, Johnson 2
Rebounds: Williams-Goss 7, Upshaw 7, Jarreau 5, Anderson 5, Dorsey 3, Kemp 2, Andrews 2
Assists: Williams-Goss 12, Jarreau 3, Andrews 2, Anderson 2, Upshaw 1, Winters 1
Blocks: Upshaw 5, Kemp 1
Steals: Andrews 2, Kemp 1, Jarreau 1

FULL BOX SCORE: UW 80, Long Beach State 70


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