ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Isaiah Stewart made a go-ahead basket with 30 seconds left, Nahziah Carter scored 23 points and Washington beat No. 16 Baylor 67-64 on Friday night.
Carter hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:38 left. After Baylor missed a pair of 3-point tries, Stewart caught a pass in the lane and hit a short turnaround shot over a defender for Washington’s first lead since the opening minutes.
Stewart, a 6-foot-9 freshman playing his first collegiate game, had 15 points and seven rebounds.
Baylor failed to make a field goal over the final five minutes, allowing Washington to erase a 63-53 lead.
Carter shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers the Huskies’ season opener at the Armed Forces Classic. He added seven rebounds.
Jaden McDaniels had 18 points and seven rebounds for Washington.
Jared Butler had 18 points for the Bears (1-1). Freddie Gillespie had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The game was played before a crowd filled with active military personnel on a neutral court.
Baylor: The Bears cruised in their opening 105-61 victor over Central Arkansas and figured to have a tougher time with Washington. Baylor was ready for the Huskies’ 2/3 zone defense and came out firing from long range. Washington responded down the stretch with more height on the perimeter.
Washington: The Huskies lost 80% of their scoring production from last year and hope to replace it with freshmen recruits Stewart and McDaniels.
Washington returns home to face Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday night.
Baylor has a week off and will face Texas State on Nov. 15 at home.