Ross scores 24, leads Washington by Portland 93-63By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011
SEATTLE (AP)—Terrence Ross scored 13 of his 24 points in the first half, and Washington used big runs at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to rout Portland 93-63 Monday in the final game of the World Vision Basketball Classic.
The Huskies, who were on the fringe of cracking The Associated Press Top 25 this week, closed out the three-day tournament with their most impressive effort. The young and undersized Pilots (2-1) couldn’t match Washington’s athleticism.
Washington (3-0) got a scare from Florida Atlantic in the second game of the four-team event, holding on for a 77-71 victory. There was no such challenge from Portland, which was led by Tim Douglas’ 17 points.
Washington closed the first half on an 11-2 spurt, then started the second by scoring 14 of the first 17 points to push its lead to 31 barely five minutes in.