Naz Carter had 23 points and a career-high five 3-pointers and Isaiah Stewart had his 13th double-double as the Washington Huskies overcame a 12-point second-half deficit for a 90-83 upset of the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday night in Tempe, Ariz.
Jaden McDaniels had 12 of his 16 points in the second half and Jamal Bey had 11 points, including six free throws in the final 1:22 for the Huskies (14-16, 4-13), who won their first Pac-12 road game. They had lost 10 of 11 overall.
Stewart finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Rob Edwards had 23 points and five 3-pointers, Alonzo Verge Jr. had 19 points and four 3s and Taeshon Cherry had 13 points and seven rebounds before fouling out for the Sun Devils (19-11, 10-7), who lost their third straight and were eliminated from contention for the regular-season title.
Washington fell behind 61-49 with 15 minutes remaining before going on a 20-4 run to take a 69-65 lead.
Carter had nine points, including a 3-pointer and a fast-break dunk, and Stewart had a pair of dunks for UW. ASU went scoreless for 4 minutes, 9 seconds before Edwards hit a 3 to cut the deficit to one.
McDaniels’ 3-pointer gave the Huskies a 76-72 lead with 3:47 left, and his two free throws made it 80-74 with 2:35 remaining. Edwards’ 3-pointer brought Arizona State within five at 85-80 with 1:15 left but Washington made seven free throws in the final 1:22 to hold on.
Washington shot 50.8 percent from the field and was 11 of 26 from 3-point range while making 19 of 22 free throws. Arizona State shot 40.8 percent from the field and was 11 of 31 from 3-point range.
Washington entered as the Pac-12 leader in field goal percentage defense at 38.1 percent.
Sun Devil guards Remy Martin, who leads the conference with 18 20-point games, had six points on 2-of-14 shooting. He made 1-of-10 3-point attempts. Martin had 12 20-point games in his last 17.
Kimani Lawrence had eight points, including a 3-pointer, when Arizona State used a 16-5 run to take its 61-49 lead with 15 minutes remaining before Washington responded.
—Field Level Media