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Hoop Dawgs Make History in China, defeat Texas 77-71

Andrew Andrews hit a clutch three with time running out on the shot clock to help the Washington Huskies pull out an historic 77-71 win over Texas at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. 

Andrews scored a 23 points to lead three Huskies in double-figures. Marquese Chriss added 14 and Malik Dime 10 for Washington (1-0). Dime also had 14 rebounds, part of a Washington effort on the glass that saw them grab 62 off the glass. Dejounte Murray added 10 rebounds, while David Crisp grabbed eight and Andrews and Devenir Duruisseau seven apiece. Murray stuffed the stat sheet again, also coming up with six assists, three steals and nine turnovers. 

Texas (0-1) was led by the game-high 29 points of Isaiah Taylor, who was the only Longhorn in double-figures. 

Both teams were plagued by poor shooting and foul trouble all game long, leading to a very disjointed and stilted affair. They were a combined 5-33 from three and 55-88 from the foul line. If that sounds like a lot of foul shots, it is; the Huskies and Longhorns were whistled a total of 62 times. 

Seven players fouled out - Donaven Dorsey, Devenir Duruisseau, Noah Dickerson, Matisse Thybulle and Marquese Chriss for the Huskies, while Prince Ibeh, Cameron Ridley and Connor Lammert fouled out for Texas. Chriss picked up his fourth foul with 9:17 left in the first half, yet didn't foul out until 2:50 remaining.

Despite the jerky-jerky nature of the action, it was the Huskies that were able to extend leads during the game. After jumping out to a 3-0 lead, that would be Texas’ largest lead of the game. Washington was able to push to nine-point leads - the last being with 56-47 after a Murray layup with 12:47 remaining in the game. 

But the Longhorns scrapped back and actually took a one-point lead after two Javan Felix free throws gave Texas a 65-64 lead with 4:49 left to play. But Murray came right back with a jumper and the Huskies wouldn’t relinquish their lead from that point on.  And with just two seconds left on the shot clock, Andrews stepped up and drilled a three-point shot to give UW a 71-67 lead with 3:11 to play. Andrews was the only Husky to make a three all game, going 3-9 from deep on the day. 

After Taylor made a layup with 2:13 remaining to close Washington’s lead to 73-71, the Huskies shut Texas out the rest of the way. Murray and Andrews went 4-6 from the free throw line to salt the historic win for UW. Top Stories