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Wyoming pulls away in overtime to beat Washington 77-72

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 18, 2021

 (Taylor Newquist)
(Taylor Newquist)
Tim Booth Associated Press

SEATTLE — Graham Ike scored a season-high 26 points, Hunter Maldonado added 24 points, and Wyoming pulled away in overtime for a 77-72 win over Washington on Thursday night.

Ike was dominant in the first half before foul trouble caused him to sit much of the second half. But his free throw with 28 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 65-65 and helped force overtime. Ike scored four points early in the extra session as the Cowboys (3-0) built a six-point lead and held on.

Terrell Brown Jr. scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half and overtime for Washington. Brown missed a chance to win it in regulation when his driving runner in the final seconds rolled off the rim.

But Brown was seemingly the entirety of Washington’s offense. Jamal Bey added 10 points but was the only other Washington player in double figures. Washington was also 1 of 6 at the free-throw line in overtime and shot 32 percent for the game.

Washington (2-2) was seeking its first three-game win streak since early in the 2019-20 season.

Ike scored 17 in the first half, but picked up his third foul less than two minutes into the second half. He returned with 11:38 left and went to the bench again after picking up his fourth foul on a charge with 10:12 remaining.

Wyoming withstood the Huskies during Ike’s first stint on the bench, but couldn’t hold off Washington’s charge with the Cowboys post presence a spectator.

Washington took its first lead of the second half on a tip-in by Nate Roberts with 9:14 remaining. Washington pushed the lead to 60-54 with 5:50 remaining when Ike finally returned to the floor.

That’s when the Huskies went cold, missing some wide open looks and the Cowboys pulled even with 1:54 left on Maldonado’s driving basket. Cole Bajema missed an open 3 for Washington — the Huskies sixth straight miss —and Ike scored inside for a 64-62 lead with 1:02 left.

Brown converted a three-point play to put the Huskies ahead 65-64 with 44 seconds left and Ike split free throws to tie the game and force the extra session.

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