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Huskies shut down No. 13 Aztecs

Dawgs 7-0 for first time since 2006-07

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Nigel Williams-Goss scored 15 points, and Washington held No. 13 San Diego State to a school record for fewest points in the Huskies’ 49-36 win on Sunday.

Andrew Andrews added 13 points as UW (7-0) posted just its second win over a ranked opponent since 2011.

SDSU (6-2) shot just 20.4 percent. It was the lowest shooting percentage for the Aztecs dating to 1996 and the second time this season shooting under 25 percent in a game. SDSU shot 24.6 percent in beating Cal State Bakersfield last month.

The 36 points were the fewest for San Diego State as a Division I program. The previous low was 38 against Utah in 1999.

Andrews hit three 3-pointers in the second half as Washington methodically pulled away. Andrews’ third 3 of the half put the Huskies up 43-23 with 6:25 remaining.

The matchup was a chance for Washington to prove its undefeated start wasn’t a fluke. Washington is 7-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

Robert Upshaw continued to make an impact on the interior for UW with seven points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

Winston Shepard led the Aztecs with seven points. No other SDSU player scored more than five.

UW pushed its lead to seven early in the second half when Williams-Goss knocked down a 3-pointer. Shepard hit a pair of free throws, but Upshaw’s hook put the Huskies up 28-21. Upshaw then blocked Angelo Chol’s shot and Andrews hit an open 3 for a 31-21 lead with 12:33 left.

Dakarai Allen hit the second of two free throws, but the Aztecs went cold again. Upshaw scored underneath and Andrews came off another screen to hit a 3 with 8:59 left, putting Washington up 36-22.

SDSU went more than 11 minutes without a basket, finally breaking the spell on Kevin Zabo’s jumper with 2:57 left. By that point, the Huskies were up 45-27.

The Aztecs missed their first 10 shots and went 9 minutes without a field goal before Dwayne Polee’s 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in the half.

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