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Thybulle, Nowell pace Washington past Washington State 80-62

SEATTLE (AP) Mattise Thybulle and the Washington Huskies turned the long-range tables on cross-state rival Washington State.

Thybulle scored 18 points and freshman Jaylen Nowell added 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds to pace the Huskies to an 80-62 victory over Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference game on Sunday.

Washington State, which entered second in the nation and first in the Pac-12 with 11.9 3-pointers per game, was just 6 of 24 beyond the arc against Washington's zone defense. The Huskies, on the other hand, were 11 of 25 from 3-point range, including three by Thybulle.

''One of their strengths, why they beat Saint Mary's and San Diego State, is they shoot the three ball,'' said first-year Washington coach Mike Hopkins, who has installed the zone he learned as a long-time assistant at Syracuse. ''And, one of our things that we try to do is say we're going to take away that strength. And we were able to execute that tonight.''

Washington (15-6, 5-3) used an 18-0 run to open a 45-30 halftime lead, but the Cougars answered with a 14-4 run to start the second half, pulling within 49-44 on a jumper by Viont'e Daniels. Thybulle was fouled on a 3-pointer and added the free throw to push the lead to 53-44.

The Huskies extended the lead to 61-44 as Washington State went scoreless for almost 6 1/2 minutes. David Crisp's 3-pointer with 4:47 left put Washington up 76-52.

''We took some tough shots when we could have made that extra pass against that zone,'' said Washington State coach Ernie Kent. ''You've got to move it, you've got to get in the gaps, you've got to give the zone different looks. It can't just be a three every time. And, consequently when you don't start making those shots, all of a sudden the game got away from us.''

Robert Franks had 16 points and Drick Bernstine added 13 for the Cougars (9-11, 1-7).

Noah Dickerson added 13 points and Nahziah Carter 11 for Washington. Thybulle also had six of Washington's 20 assists and four steals.

''At the end of the day, the bottom line is if we bring our energy and we execute what we need to do on defense, we're going to cause a lot of problems for any team,'' said Thybulle. ''I think today that we did a really good job of executing our coach's game plan, which was spot on.''

Washington shot 60 percent in the first half, and overall made 30 of 56 shots (53 percent).

''As a coach, you're trying to get your best players high percentage shots and sometimes that takes work and movement,'' Hopkins said. ''I thought our movement was good. I thought the guys had the extra pass and we've got good shooters.''

The Huskies appeared to gain control with the 18-point run late in the first half. The Cougars, who trailed by as many as seven early, went in front 28-27 on a 3-pointer by Daniels with 9:05 left in the half. Nowell answered with a jumper to trigger the spurt, which included three consecutive 3-pointers by Dominic Green.

Thybulle capped the run with a breakaway jam to make it 45-28 with 51 seconds left in the half.

Franks' layup with 32 seconds left in the half snapped the Cougars scoring drought of more than 4 1/2 minutes. Washington State made just one of its final 11 field-goal attempts of the half.

BIG PICTURE

Washington: The Huskies cap their three-game homestand with games this week against Arizona State and Arizona. Washington has not lost more than two games in a row this season.

Washington State: The Cougars opened the season 6-0, but are 3-11 since, including 1-7 in conference play. Their next two games are at home against Arizona and Arizona State.

THEFTS BY THYBULLE

Thybulle, a 6-5 junior guard whose length atop the zone has been a factor all season, pushed his season total for steals to 64 with 10 regular-season games and the Pac-12 tournament remaining. The Washington single-season record is 67 by Bryant Boston in 1994-95.

UP NEXT

Washington: The Huskies host No. 21 Arizona State on Thursday.

Washington State: The Cougars host 11th-ranked Arizona on Wednesday.

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Key Players
M. Flynn
D. Crisp
33.6 Min. Per Game 33.6
12.4 Pts. Per Game 12.4
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
2.8 Reb. Per Game 2.8
38.8 Field Goal % 37.5
33.8 Three Point % 29.1
83.3 Free Throw % 68.5
  Turnover on Arinze Chidom 19.0
  Offensive foul on Arinze Chidom 19.0
  Backcourt turnover on Dan Kingma 34.0
  Offensive rebound by Jason Crandall 45.0
  Michael Carter III missed 3-pt. jump shot 47.0
  Defensive rebound by Michael Carter III 56.0
  Carter Skaggs missed 3-pt. jump shot 58.0
  Offensive rebound by Carter Skaggs 1:02
  Steven Shpreyregin missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:04
+ 3 Carlos Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dan Kingma 1:18
+ 3 Steven Shpreyregin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Arinze Chidom 1:34
Team Stats
Points 62 80
Field Goals 24-57 (42.1%) 30-56 (53.6%)
3-Pointers 6-24 (25.0%) 11-25 (44.0%)
Free Throws 8-11 (72.7%) 9-15 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 28 30
Offensive 7 5
Defensive 15 23
Team 6 2
Assists 17 20
Steals 5 6
Blocks 3 4
Turnovers 15 11
Fouls 18 13
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST
18 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST
12T
away team logo Wash. State 9-11 303262
home team logo Washington 15-6 453580
Team Stats
away team logo Wash. State 9-11 77.5 PPG 36 RPG 15.3 APG
home team logo Washington 15-6 71.7 PPG 36.2 RPG 12.0 APG
Key Players
3
R. Franks F 22.6 PPG 7.7 RPG 2.7 APG 52.7 FG%
4
M. Thybulle G 9.7 PPG 3.2 RPG 2.2 APG 44.0 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Franks F 16 PTS 9 REB 4 AST
M. Thybulle G 18 PTS 3 REB 6 AST
42.1 FG% 53.6
25.0 3PT FG% 44.0
72.7 FT% 60.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Franks 16 9 4 6/17 0/2 4/4 3 36 0 2 3 3 6
D. Bernstine 13 9 2 6/7 0/0 1/1 4 32 2 1 3 3 6
V. Daniels 8 0 0 3/5 2/3 0/0 0 34 0 0 3 0 0
M. Acquaah 7 0 5 2/5 0/2 3/4 4 27 0 0 0 0 0
M. Flynn 7 0 3 3/12 1/7 0/2 1 31 3 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Franks 16 9 4 6/17 0/2 4/4 3 36 0 2 3 3 6
D. Bernstine 13 9 2 6/7 0/0 1/1 4 32 2 1 3 3 6
V. Daniels 8 0 0 3/5 2/3 0/0 0 34 0 0 3 0 0
M. Acquaah 7 0 5 2/5 0/2 3/4 4 27 0 0 0 0 0
M. Flynn 7 0 3 3/12 1/7 0/2 1 31 3 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Skaggs 6 2 1 2/6 2/6 0/0 1 17 0 0 2 1 1
S. Shpreyregin 3 0 0 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
A. Chidom 2 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
D. Cooper 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
J. Ergas 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. Pollard 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 0 1 0 0
K. Hinson 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 2 0 1
K. Langston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Mickelson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 22 17 24/57 6/24 8/11 18 200 5 3 15 7 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Thybulle 18 3 6 7/10 3/4 1/1 3 27 4 1 1 1 2
J. Nowell 14 9 4 6/10 2/4 0/0 1 31 0 0 2 0 9
N. Dickerson 13 6 3 5/9 0/0 3/4 4 24 0 0 2 1 5
D. Crisp 9 1 3 4/9 1/4 0/0 1 33 1 0 1 0 1
S. Timmins 3 2 0 1/1 0/0 1/2 1 21 1 1 2 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Thybulle 18 3 6 7/10 3/4 1/1 3 27 4 1 1 1 2
J. Nowell 14 9 4 6/10 2/4 0/0 1 31 0 0 2 0 9
N. Dickerson 13 6 3 5/9 0/0 3/4 4 24 0 0 2 1 5
D. Crisp 9 1 3 4/9 1/4 0/0 1 33 1 0 1 0 1
S. Timmins 3 2 0 1/1 0/0 1/2 1 21 1 1 2 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Carter 11 3 1 3/7 1/4 4/6 2 16 0 0 1 1 2
D. Green 9 1 0 3/6 3/5 0/0 1 21 0 0 0 0 1
C. Johnson 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
D. Kingma 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
G. Bowman 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Carter III 0 1 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 8 0 0 1 0 1
J. Crandall 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
H. Wright 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 10 0 2 0 0 1
D. Duruisseau - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Baruti - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 28 20 30/56 11/25 9/15 13 200 6 4 11 5 23