SEATTLE – Andrew Andrews dribbled, eyed the rim and pulled the trigger.
His 3-pointer fell through the net with a little help from the back iron, pushing Washington’s lead to an insurmountable level – barely – in this 59-57 victory Wednesday over Utah at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Andrews took over in the final nine minutes, scoring 12 of his team-high 19 points in that span to lift the Huskies to victory in their Pac-12 home opener, which was assured when Delon Wright’s 3-pointer from the corner missed as time expired.
Washington moved to 2-1 in Pac-12 play after outlasting a Utes team that took No. 17 Oregon to the wire last week, but had trouble putting the ball in the basket for too long on Wednesday night.
Utah (12-3, 1-2 in Pac-12) missed its first nine field-goal attempts, and didn’t make a shot from the field until more than seven minutes of game time had passed.