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Huskies up record to 11-0

Washington off to its best start since 2005-06 season

Tim Booth Associated Press

SEATTLE – Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 16 points, Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 and No. 13 Washington remained undefeated, pulling away in the second half for a 66-57 win over Tulane on Monday night.

The Huskies improved to 11-0, matching the best start in Lorenzo Romar’s tenure as Washington’s coach. The Huskies also started 11-0 during the 2005-06 season.

Washington committed a season-high 18 turnovers coming off a short turnaround after its win over Oklahoma in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Huskies were sloppy and careless for stretches, but used a 14-3 run midway through the second half to take control.

Dylan Osetkowski led Tulane (9-2) with 12 points. The Green Wave had their nine-game winning streak snapped.

Tulane had beaten up on lesser competition in running off its longest win streak since early in the 2011-12 season. The Green Wave made it difficult on Washington, but the Huskies ultimately prevailed in their next-to-last game before starting Pac-12 play.

Jay Hook added 11 points and Jonathan Stark scored 10 for Tulane.

The quick turnaround after the draining one-point win over Oklahoma was a test to see how the Huskies will respond to short turnarounds once Pac-12 Conference play starts next month.

And it turned out to be far more difficult than most expected.

Robert Upshaw continued to be a force in the middle for Washington. The 6-foot-11 center finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks.

Tulane went nearly 8 minutes at the end of the first half and to begin the second half without a field goal, the skid finally getting snapped on Osetkowski’s reverse layup with 15:25 left.

 Tulane (9-2) — Dabney 2-13 2-2 7, Stark 3-11 2-5 10, Smith 2-5 1-2 5, Hook 3-6 2-2 11, Drye 0-2 1-2 1, Pinckney 2-3 3-5 7, Mack 1-3 0-0 2, Osetkowski 5-11 1-2 12, Liberman 0-0 0-0 0, Henson 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 19-60 12-20 57.

Washington (11-0) — Williams-Goss 5-11 3-6 14, Anderson 3-3 1-1 8, Andrews 3-10 1-3 8, Jarreau 3-3 0-0 6, Kemp Jr. 7-11 2-2 16, Johnson 1-2 1-1 3, Winters 0-1 0-0 0, Upshaw 3-6 5-8 11, Dorsey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-48 13-21 66.

Halftime—Washington 28-26. 3-Point Goals—Tulane 7-17 (Hook 3-5, Stark 2-3, Osetkowski 1-2, Dabney 1-4, Henson 0-1, Drye 0-1, Mack 0-1), Washington 3-10 (Anderson 1-1, Williams-Goss 1-2, Andrews 1-4, Winters 0-1, Dorsey 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tulane 36 (Osetkowski 9), Washington 33 (Upshaw 10). Assists—Tulane 7 (Henson 4), Washington 16 (Williams-Goss 9). Total Fouls—Tulane 19, Washington 17. A—7,130.

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