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Green leads No. 22 Washington past Eastern Washington 90-80

SEATTLE (AP) Quade Green had no problem when Washington coach Mike Hopkins suggested his first-string point guard come off the bench for one night just to give the opponent a little different look.

Whether starting or not, Green has quickly become a critical component to the Huskies' success.

Green had 20 points and eight assists, Jaden McDaniels added 17 points before fouling out and No. 22 Washington beat Eastern Washington 90-80 on Wednesday.

“I think with a young team and a team that’s still trying to find its offensive identity, having someone that is that aware and present of making sure he’s getting everyone to their spots, I think that’s a big reason why we’re making offensive strides,” Washington center Sam Timmins said about Green.

Coming off the bench for the first time this season, Green - a transfer from Kentucky who became eligible just before the opener - provided a spark after a sluggish start by the Huskies. Washington scored a season-high 47 points in the first half and withstood every challenge in a foul-filled second half from the preseason favorites in the Big Sky Conference.

Outside of a few sloppy stretches, Washington (7-1) also avoided getting caught looking ahead to Sunday’s showdown with No. 9 Gonzaga.

“It will be a great challenge for us. A great test to see where we’re at,” Hopkins said.

Kim Aiken Jr. led Eastern Washington (4-3) with 26 points, while Jacob Davidson and Tyler Kidd both added 12. The Eagles pulled even at 33-all late in the first half, but Washington outscored Eastern Washington 14-2 over the final five minutes of the half to take control.

The Eagles committed nine of their 17 turnovers in the first half.

“That’s a killer. We wanted to come in here and have 10 turnovers or less,” Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans said. “We just have to make sure we push our players to understand how important possession of the ball is. We had 17 turnovers against a good team with a lot of length, but we threw the ball into their hands a lot of times.”

Washington’s run included a pair of highlight-reel dunks from Nahziah Carter, both off perfect passes from Green. The first was a one-handed breakaway slam, the second a well-timed backdoor lob from Green that Carter threw down with two hands. Eastern Washington never got closer than nine in the second half.

Washington has scored at least 70 points in five straight games after not reaching that mark in its first four.

“All we needed was a couple of games,” Green said. “We’ve got it a little bit but it’s still a long season.”

Carter finished with 13 points as the Huskies had six players in double figures. Isaiah Stewart added 12 points and six rebounds before fouling out, and Timmins scored 11, including the first 3-pointer made - and attempted - by the 6-foot-11 center since his freshman season of 2016-17.

EARLY EXITS

Both of Washington’s prized freshmen - McDaniels and Stewart - struggled playing with foul trouble and their nights ended early. McDaniels fouled out with 7:34 remaining, and Stewart fouled out with 4:51 left. It didn’t impact the Huskies against Eastern Washington, but could be an issue against better opponents.

BIG PICTURE

Eastern Washington: The Eagles were shooting 36% on 3-pointers for the season and it was the 3 that allowed them to hang around in the first half. The Eagles were 6 of 15 from long range in the period, including three from Aiken. But Eastern Washington went cold from beyond the arc in the second half, missing its first 10 attempts before Kidd’s 3 with 3:41 remaining. Eastern Washington was 10 of 32 on 3s for the game.

Washington: The Huskies decided to tinker with their lineup ahead of Sunday’s matchup against Gonzaga and started Jamal Bey at point guard with Green coming off the bench. Bey started Washington’s previous game against South Dakota but with Green in the lineup as well. The move with Bey at the point didn’t last long as Green entered after about five minutes and Washington was markedly better at both ends with Green running the show. Bey finished with 11 points.

UP NEXT

Eastern Washington: The Eagles begin a three-game homestand Saturday against North Dakota.

Washington: The Huskies host Gonzaga on Sunday looking to snap a five-game losing streak to the Zags.

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Key Players
K. Aiken Jr.
24 G
J. McDaniels
4 F
35.0 Min. Per Game 35.0
14.7 Pts. Per Game 14.7
2.6 Ast. Per Game 2.6
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
42.0 Field Goal % 41.7
33.9 Three Point % 28.6
89.5 Free Throw % 76.5
+ 3 Kim Aiken Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jacob Davison 8.0
+ 1 Quade Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 15.0
+ 1 Quade Green made 1st of 2 free throws 15.0
  Personal foul on Kim Aiken Jr. 15.0
+ 3 Kim Aiken Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jacob Davison 33.0
  Defensive rebound by Jacob Davison 39.0
  Quade Green missed 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
+ 1 Quade Green made 1st of 2 free throws 39.0
  Personal foul on Tyler Kidd 41.0
+ 2 Tyler Kidd made jump shot 41.0
  Offensive rebound by Tyler Kidd 43.0
Team Stats
Points 80 90
Field Goals 29-67 (43.3%) 27-58 (46.6%)
3-Pointers 10-32 (31.3%) 7-21 (33.3%)
Free Throws 12-22 (54.5%) 29-36 (80.6%)
Total Rebounds 35 36
Offensive 12 9
Defensive 19 25
Team 4 2
Assists 17 14
Steals 5 12
Blocks 1 5
Turnovers 17 15
Fouls 27 22
Technicals 1 1
26 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
20 PTS, 1 REB, 8 AST
12T
away team logo E. Washington 4-3 354580
home team logo 22 Washington 7-1 474390
Team Stats
away team logo E. Washington 4-3 83.0 PPG 40.6 RPG 16.5 APG
home team logo 22 Washington 7-1 73.2 PPG 38 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
24
K. Aiken Jr. G 15.3 PPG 10.8 RPG 1.3 APG 42.7 FG%
55
Q. Green G 9.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 5.2 APG 43.8 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Aiken Jr. G 26 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
Q. Green G 20 PTS 1 REB 8 AST
43.3 FG% 46.6
31.3 3PT FG% 33.3
54.5 FT% 80.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Aiken Jr. 26 6 1 9/16 6/12 2/2 4 36 1 0 3 1 5
J. Davison 12 8 4 4/10 0/2 4/8 4 29 2 0 3 1 7
C. Rouse 7 1 4 2/9 2/8 1/2 2 34 0 0 1 1 0
M. Peatling 6 5 1 3/8 0/1 0/1 5 24 1 1 0 2 3
E. Magnuson 4 0 6 1/2 0/1 2/3 2 28 0 0 3 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Aiken Jr. 26 6 1 9/16 6/12 2/2 4 36 1 0 3 1 5
J. Davison 12 8 4 4/10 0/2 4/8 4 29 2 0 3 1 7
C. Rouse 7 1 4 2/9 2/8 1/2 2 34 0 0 1 1 0
M. Peatling 6 5 1 3/8 0/1 0/1 5 24 1 1 0 2 3
E. Magnuson 4 0 6 1/2 0/1 2/3 2 28 0 0 3 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Kidd 12 2 1 4/7 2/4 2/2 3 17 1 0 2 2 0
T. Groves 7 6 0 3/6 0/2 1/2 4 14 0 0 0 3 3
J. Groves 4 2 0 2/4 0/0 0/2 0 10 0 0 4 1 1
T. Robertson 2 1 0 1/5 0/2 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 1 0
A. Mohamed 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
S. Beo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Perry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fadal - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Meadows - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Veening - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Linares - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Venters - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 31 17 29/67 10/32 12/22 27 200 5 1 17 12 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. McDaniels 17 2 0 7/15 0/2 3/5 5 24 1 0 1 0 2
N. Carter 13 6 2 4/6 1/3 4/5 3 32 0 2 3 0 6
I. Stewart 12 6 0 2/5 0/0 8/11 5 21 1 1 5 2 4
J. Bey 11 5 1 3/8 1/3 4/4 2 35 5 0 1 2 3
H. Wright 3 6 3 1/6 1/4 0/0 3 30 3 1 3 2 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. McDaniels 17 2 0 7/15 0/2 3/5 5 24 1 0 1 0 2
N. Carter 13 6 2 4/6 1/3 4/5 3 32 0 2 3 0 6
I. Stewart 12 6 0 2/5 0/0 8/11 5 21 1 1 5 2 4
J. Bey 11 5 1 3/8 1/3 4/4 2 35 5 0 1 2 3
H. Wright 3 6 3 1/6 1/4 0/0 3 30 3 1 3 2 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Green 20 1 8 5/10 2/5 8/9 3 31 2 0 1 1 0
S. Timmins 11 6 0 4/6 1/2 2/2 0 18 0 1 1 2 4
R. Battle 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
E. Hardy 0 2 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 2
T. Rice - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Barnard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Crandall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Sorn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Brooks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Penn-Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Geron - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Neubauer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Lundeen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Tsohonis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 90 34 14 27/58 7/21 29/36 22 200 12 5 15 9 25