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Okeke leads No. 11 Auburn past No. 25 Washington 88-66

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) The Auburn Tigers gave a sellout crowd plenty to cheer, from a huge early lead over a ranked nonconference team, to the return of Austin Wiley to the court, to a lopsided victory.

Chuma Okeke had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Samir Doughty scored 18 to lead No. 11 Auburn to an 88-66 victory over No. 25 Washington on Friday night.

The Tigers (2-0) raced to an 18-point halftime lead and pushed it to 30 in their first home win over a ranked nonconference team in nearly 48 years.

''Historic night at Auburn Arena,'' Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. ''SEC vs. Pac-12. Washington's a really good team.''

Not nearly good enough this time against a team that coasted, even with two of its stars having off shooting nights.

Jared Harper and Bryce Brown both scored 13 points for the Tigers despite going a combined 6 of 22 from the floor. Harper also had five assists.

Wiley, the 6-foot-11 center and former prized recruit, saw his first action in more than a season, scoring five points in 13 minutes. Wiley, who was forced to sit out last season as part of a federal probe into corruption in college basketball, missed the opener with a left foot injury. He entered with 16:56 left in the first half to a huge ovation at Auburn Arena.

''Austin hasn't played in a couple years, almost 600 days,'' Brown said. ''That's a long time. It was great to have him back out there, just another big body, an extra body that is going to continue to help us win.''

Jaylen Nowell had 16 points for Washington on 7-of-9 shooting. Nahziah Carter also scored 16 off the bench.

''Auburn's a great team,'' Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. ''They're very aggressive. It's like the Fourth of July. The environment's great. What a great college basketball environment.

''A lot of our things were designed defensively to take away the 3. We had some breakdowns. When you start making those plays and getting the crowd involved, it's hard to come from behind in a place like this. They forced us into turnovers. They were aggressive on offense.''

Noah Dickerson, an Atlanta native, had 12 points before fouling out midway through the second half. He played just 17 minutes and drew a technical for his celebration of a first-half dunk.

''When your best player gets in foul trouble early, it's never a good sign,'' Hopkins said.

David Crisp scored 10 points for the Huskies.

It was just the sixth time Auburn has hosted a ranked nonconference opponent and the first win over one since beating then-No. 19 North Carolina State on Dec. 5, 1970.

''I feel like we hit some tough 3s to start this game, which kind of opened the game up for us,'' Brown said. ''That allowed us to get some drives and for Chuma to get downhill. Samir did a great job attacking in the paint to find others.''

BIG PICTURE

Washington: Made 25 of 45 shots (55.6 percent) but was outrebounded 41-24.

Auburn: Got off to another fast start, scoring 14 straight after Washington hit the first basket. Tigers are 15-0 at Auburn Arena the past two seasons against nonconference opponents.

RARE OCCURRENCE

It was the first time since 2014 that a ranked Washington team played a Top 25 nonconference opponent. The game also marked the second Top 25 nonconference matchup in Auburn and first since 1987.

UP NEXT

Washington hosts San Diego Monday night.

Auburn completes its opening three-game home stand against Mississippi College Wednesday night.

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Key Players
D. Crisp
1 G
J. Harper
1 G
30.0 Min. Per Game 30.0
20.0 Pts. Per Game 20.0
13.0 Ast. Per Game 13.0
5.0 Reb. Per Game 5.0
44.4 Field Goal % 40.0
33.3 Three Point % 56.3
66.7 Free Throw % 100.0
+ 2 Preston Cook made tip-in 7.0
  Offensive rebound by Preston Cook 9.0
  Thomas Collier missed layup 11.0
+ 1 Nahziah Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 33.0
  Nahziah Carter missed 1st of 2 free throws 33.0
  Shooting foul on Myles Parker 33.0
  Defensive rebound by Bryan Penn-Johnson 39.0
  Myles Parker missed free throw 39.0
  Personal foul on Elijah Hardy 40.0
  Offensive rebound by Chase Maasdorp 47.0
  Devontae Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot 49.0
Team Stats
Points 66 88
Field Goals 25-45 (55.6%) 29-70 (41.4%)
3-Pointers 6-14 (42.9%) 12-31 (38.7%)
Free Throws 10-17 (58.8%) 18-23 (78.3%)
Total Rebounds 24 41
Offensive 3 17
Defensive 18 22
Team 3 2
Assists 10 16
Steals 8 8
Blocks 5 4
Turnovers 18 11
Fouls 18 20
Technicals 1 0
16 PTS, 2 REB
19 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo 25 Washington 1-1 303666
home team logo 11 Auburn 2-0 484088
Team Stats
away team logo 25 Washington 1-1 71.6 PPG 39 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo 11 Auburn 2-0 90.4 PPG 47.6 RPG 16.8 APG
Key Players
5
J. Nowell G 19.4 PPG 3.4 RPG 2.2 APG 59.3 FG%
5
C. Okeke F 12.2 PPG 7.8 RPG 2.4 APG 52.3 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Nowell G 16 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
C. Okeke F 19 PTS 10 REB 2 AST
55.6 FG% 41.4
42.9 3PT FG% 38.7
58.8 FT% 78.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Nowell 29 16 3 2 0 0 6 2 7/9 2/2 0/2 0 3
N. Dickerson 17 12 5 0 1 0 5 5 6/10 0/0 0/0 3 2
D. Crisp 29 10 2 1 0 0 3 1 4/6 1/3 1/2 0 2
M. Thybulle 34 7 2 5 2 2 2 2 3/7 1/4 0/0 0 2
S. Timmins 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Nowell 29 16 3 2 0 0 6 2 7/9 2/2 0/2 0 3
N. Dickerson 17 12 5 0 1 0 5 5 6/10 0/0 0/0 3 2
D. Crisp 29 10 2 1 0 0 3 1 4/6 1/3 1/2 0 2
M. Thybulle 34 7 2 5 2 2 2 2 3/7 1/4 0/0 0 2
S. Timmins 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
N. Carter 24 16 2 0 2 1 1 2 4/7 1/2 7/9 0 2
D. Green 25 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1/5 1/3 1/2 0 2
H. Wright 19 1 3 0 1 2 1 1 0/1 0/0 1/2 0 3
E. Hardy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Bey 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
B. Penn-Johnson 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
T. Rice - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Barnard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Crandall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Sorn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Geron - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Neubauer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Lundeen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 66 21 10 8 5 18 18 25/45 6/14 10/17 3 18
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Okeke 28 19 10 2 1 2 2 3 7/11 3/3 2/2 6 4
S. Doughty 25 18 4 4 4 0 3 2 6/9 2/4 4/4 2 2
B. Brown 29 13 2 1 2 1 1 3 3/10 2/8 5/7 0 2
J. Harper 32 13 5 5 0 0 2 1 3/12 3/6 4/4 1 4
A. McLemore 24 6 4 1 1 1 0 1 2/6 1/3 1/2 2 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Okeke 28 19 10 2 1 2 2 3 7/11 3/3 2/2 6 4
S. Doughty 25 18 4 4 4 0 3 2 6/9 2/4 4/4 2 2
B. Brown 29 13 2 1 2 1 1 3 3/10 2/8 5/7 0 2
J. Harper 32 13 5 5 0 0 2 1 3/12 3/6 4/4 1 4
A. McLemore 24 6 4 1 1 1 0 1 2/6 1/3 1/2 2 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Dunbar 18 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 3/5 1/3 1/1 0 4
A. Wiley 13 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 2/4 0/0 1/2 0 1
H. Spencer 11 2 6 0 0 0 0 3 1/4 0/1 0/0 4 2
J. McCormick 8 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 1/4 0/1 0/0 0 1
P. Cook 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 0
C. Blackstock 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
W. Macoy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
D. Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0
T. Collier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Parker 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/1 0 0
C. Maasdorp 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 0
D. Purifoy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Easterling - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 88 39 16 8 4 11 20 29/70 12/31 18/23 17 22