Washington 96, Arizona State 92By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – Sun, Feb 3, 2013 12:50 AM EST
SEATTLE -- Aziz N'Diaye's three-point play off an offensive rebound with 34 seconds left spurred Washington on to a 96-92 win over Arizona State on Saturday night. N'Diaye's game-winning play complemented 20 points from Huskies reserve Andrew Andrews, and snapped a four-game losing streak for UW. On the flip side, Arizona failed to come all the way back despite a game-high 32 points from freshman standout Jahii Carson. Washington improves to 13-9 overall and goes back over .500 in Pac-12 play at 5-4. Arizona, meanwhile, suffered just its fourth overall loss of the season (17-4) and third in league play (6-3). N'Diaye and Shawn Kemp Jr. helped the Huskies hold control of the inside, but N'Diaye wound up being the star of the game when he tapped away a missed shot by ASU's Scott Suggs and then came back downcourt to score while being fouled by the Sun Devils' Jordan Bachynski. N'Diaye, who has struggled at times at the free throw line -- he's averaged just 45 percent from the line thus far this season -- added a deciding free throw to cap off the three-point play and, ultimately, the Huskies' win. Arizona State tried to mount one last rally, including a three-point basket by Carson, followed by a UW turnover on an inbound play with just 13 seconds left. Carson tried to drive the lane and tried to draw a foul, potentially setting up a three- or four-point play, but N'Diaye kept Carson off-balance on a clean, no-foul play, and ASU would come no closer. For good measure, C.J. Wilcox added four free throws for the Huskies in the final minute.
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