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Hachimura's shot lifts No. 1 Gonzaga over Washington 81-79

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) In the closing seconds of a tie game, Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins dribbled out high looking for somewhere to pass the ball.

He spotted Rui Hachimura near the free throw line.

''They left Rui open where he is automatic,'' Perkins said.

Hachimura sank a turnaround jumper with 0.6 seconds left, lifting the top-ranked Bulldogs to an 81-79 victory over in-state rival Washington on Wednesday night.

Hachimura had 26 points for Gonzaga (9-0), which has won 12 of its past 13 games against the Huskies.

''We wanted Rui to take that shot in that situation,'' teammate Zach Norvell Jr. said. ''He shoots that shot a lot.''

Washington missed a halfcourt try as the final buzzer sounded.

Norvell finished with 14 points, Corey Kispert added 13 and Brandon Clarke had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga, which struggled against Washington's zone defense.

''It's a handful,'' Zags coach Mark Few said. ''They adjust really well.''

Jaylen Nowell scored 26 for Washington (6-3), which was in the preseason Top 25 before losing at No. 8 Auburn. Matisse Thybulle added 18 points.

''We did a good job in the second half slowing the game down and finding the open man on offense,'' Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. ''We showed a lot of heart and a lot of toughness.''

The Bulldogs were held well below their season average of 98 points per game, which ranked second in the nation.

Hachimura, a junior from Japan who leads the team in scoring, had 18 points as Gonzaga took a 40-30 halftime lead.

Washington shot just 39 percent in the first period, while Gonzaga shot 41 percent and sank all 10 of its free throws.

Washington opened the second half with a 12-2 run, and Nowell's 3-pointer tied the score at 42. Nowell followed with another 3 for a 45-42 lead, as Gonzaga made just one of its first 11 shots in the second.

Gonzaga replied with a 7-0 run for a 49-45 advantage.

The teams traded a flurry of baskets, and a pair by Clarke gave Gonzaga a 65-58 lead.

Nowell's basket cut it to 79-75 with a minute left, and Thybulle's bucket trimmed the deficit to two.

Nowell went to the free throw line with 9.4 seconds left and sank two to tie the score at 79, setting the stage for Hachimura's dramatic shot.

Washington outscored the Zags 49-41 in the second half.

''We probably didn't get enough stops at the end,'' Norvell said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

A clutch win over a good team should benefit the Zags.

FREE THROWS

Gonzaga was 19 of 19 from the free throw line, while Washington went 14 of 15.

TOUGH SHOTS

Gonzaga shot only 42.9 percent from the field, while Washington made 47.5 percent in a rugged game.

BIG PICTURE

Washington: The Huskies held their previous six opponents under 70 points. ... Thybulle was the only player in the nation averaging at least 2.5 blocks and 2.8 steals per game. ... Noah Dickerson averaged 20 points in his previous four games. ... The Huskies were averaging seven blocks per game, but got only three in this game.

Gonzaga: The Zags are 36-18 against members of the Pac-12 under Few. ... Gonzaga entered with four starters averaging in double figures, and two more scoring better than eight points per game.

UP NEXT

Washington hosts crosstown rival Seattle on Sunday.

Gonzaga gets a major test when it plays No. 7 Tennessee in Phoenix on Sunday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Washington  
19:46   Hameir Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:44   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
19:19   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:17   Defensive rebound by Noah Dickerson  
19:08   Bad pass turnover on Noah Dickerson, stolen by Brandon Clarke  
18:58   Rui Hachimura missed layup  
18:56   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
18:47   Brandon Clarke missed layup, blocked by Noah Dickerson  
18:45   Defensive rebound by Noah Dickerson  
18:39 +2 Jaylen Nowell made jump shot 2-0
18:24 +2 Brandon Clarke made floating jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 2-2
18:00   Matisse Thybulle missed jump shot  
17:58   Offensive rebound by Washington  
17:58   Personal foul on Corey Kispert  
17:46 +2 David Crisp made floating jump shot 4-2
17:35   Personal foul on David Crisp  
17:26   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:24   Defensive rebound by Matisse Thybulle  
17:13   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
17:13   Lost ball turnover on Noah Dickerson, stolen by Zach Norvell Jr.  
17:03   Brandon Clarke missed jump shot  
17:01   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
17:13   Shooting foul on Noah Dickerson  
16:55 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 4-3
16:55 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-4
16:33   Lost ball turnover on David Crisp, stolen by Brandon Clarke  
16:32   Personal foul on David Crisp  
16:27   Bad pass turnover on Brandon Clarke, stolen by Noah Dickerson  
16:12   Matisse Thybulle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:10   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
15:50   Lost ball turnover on Josh Perkins, stolen by Matisse Thybulle  
15:32   Offensive foul on Hameir Wright  
15:32   Turnover on Hameir Wright  
15:17 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 4-6
14:47 +3 Dominic Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Nowell 7-6
14:38   Personal foul on Sam Timmins  
14:29   Rui Hachimura missed layup, blocked by Dominic Green  
14:27   Defensive rebound by Matisse Thybulle  
14:21   Dominic Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:19   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
14:10 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 7-9
13:51 +2 Jaylen Nowell made jump shot 9-9
13:32 +2 Rui Hachimura made floating jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 9-11
13:16   Bad pass turnover on Jaylen Nowell  
13:01   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
12:59   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
13:00   Personal foul on Sam Timmins  
12:54 +2 Rui Hachimura made driving layup 9-13
12:34   Jaylen Nowell missed layup  
12:32   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
12:27   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:25   Defensive rebound by Dominic Green  
12:09   Bad pass turnover on Noah Dickerson  
11:52 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 9-16
11:34   Personal foul on Filip Petrusev  
11:25   Noah Dickerson missed hook shot  
11:23   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
11:09   Lost ball turnover on Josh Perkins, stolen by Noah Dickerson  
10:40   Jaylen Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:38   Offensive rebound by Washington  
10:28   Dominic Green missed jump shot  
10:26   Offensive rebound by Noah Dickerson  
10:22   Noah Dickerson missed layup, blocked by Filip Petrusev  
10:20   Offensive rebound by Noah Dickerson  
10:22   Shooting foul on Filip Petrusev  
10:21 +1 Noah Dickerson made 1st of 2 free throws 10-16
10:21   Noah Dickerson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:21   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
10:06 +2 Rui Hachimura made jump shot, assist by Jeremy Jones 10-18
9:42   Noah Dickerson missed hook shot  
9:40   Offensive rebound by Jaylen Nowell  
9:36 +2 Jaylen Nowell made dunk 12-18
9:27   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:25   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
9:07   Dominic Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:05   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
8:56   Personal foul on Noah Dickerson  
8:56 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 12-19
8:56 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-20
8:33   Nahziah Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:31   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
8:25   Shooting foul on Hameir Wright  
8:24 +1 Brandon Clarke made 1st of 2 free throws 12-21
8:24 +1 Brandon Clarke made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-22
8:13   Traveling violation turnover on Noah Dickerson  
8:02   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
8:00   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
7:53   Shooting foul on Hameir Wright  
7:54 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 12-23
7:54 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-24
7:42   Hameir Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:40   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
7:30   Brandon Clarke missed layup, blocked by Hameir Wright  
7:28   Offensive rebound by Gonzaga  
7:19   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
7:17   Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
6:58 +2 Matisse Thybulle made finger-roll layup 14-24
7:00   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
7:00 +1 Matisse Thybulle made free throw 15-24
6:31 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 15-27
6:01   David Crisp missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:59   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
5:53   Shooting foul on Sam Timmins  
5:53 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 15-28
5:53 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-29
5:39 +2 Noah Dickerson made layup, assist by Matisse Thybulle 17-29
5:25   Rui Hachimura missed layup  
5:23   Defensive rebound by Sam Timmins  
5:25   Personal foul on Brandon Clarke  
5:07 +2 Jaylen Nowell made driving layup 19-29
4:46   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:44   Defensive rebound by David Crisp  
4:37   Lost ball turnover on David Crisp, stolen by Zach Norvell Jr.  
4:29   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
4:27   Defensive rebound by David Crisp  
4:06   Dominic Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:04   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
3:59 +2 Rui Hachimura made dunk, assist by Josh Perkins 19-31
3:41 +3 Dominic Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Nowell 22-31
3:20   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:18   Defensive rebound by Dominic Green  
3:01   Personal foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
2:54 +3 Matisse Thybulle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by David Crisp 25-31
2:28   Josh Perkins missed jump shot  
2:26   Offensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
2:21 +2 Filip Petrusev made dunk 25-33
2:06   Sam Timmins missed hook shot  
2:04   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
1:48 +2 Filip Petrusev made driving layup 25-35
1:23   David Crisp missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:21   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
1:13 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 25-38
43.0 +3 Matisse Thybulle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Nowell 28-38
20.0 +2 Rui Hachimura made hook shot 28-40
2.0   Shooting foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
2.0 +1 Jaylen Nowell made 1st of 2 free throws 29-40
2.0 +1 Jaylen Nowell made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-40
2.0   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Defensive rebound by Washington  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:44   Shooting foul on Rui Hachimura  
19:44 +1 David Crisp made 1st of 2 free throws 31-40
19:44 +1 David Crisp made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-40
19:29   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:27   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
19:18   Brandon Clarke missed tip-in  
19:16   Defensive rebound by Noah Dickerson  
19:07 +3 Hameir Wright made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matisse Thybulle 35-40
18:38 +2 Corey Kispert made dunk, assist by Rui Hachimura 35-42
18:14   Jaylen Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:12   Offensive rebound by Noah Dickerson  
18:00   Shooting foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
18:00 +1 Matisse Thybulle made 1st of 2 free throws 36-42
18:00 +1 Matisse Thybulle made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-42
17:49   Personal foul on Hameir Wright  
17:40   Traveling violation turnover on Jeremy Jones  
17:30   Shooting foul on Rui Hachimura  
17:30 +1 Noah Dickerson made 1st of 2 free throws 38-42
17:30 +1 Noah Dickerson made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-42
17:09   Brandon Clarke missed jump shot  
17:07   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
17:00   Brandon Clarke missed jump shot  
16:58   Defensive rebound by David Crisp  
16:52   Matisse Thybulle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:50   Offensive rebound by Sam Timmins  
16:39 +3 Jaylen Nowell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matisse Thybulle 42-42
16:31   Personal foul on Sam Timmins  
16:22   Rui Hachimura missed layup  
16:20   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
16:20   Rui Hachimura missed tip-in  
16:18   Defensive rebound by Washington  
16:09 +3 Jaylen Nowell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matisse Thybulle 45-42
15:54   Personal foul on Matisse Thybulle  
15:41   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:39   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
15:36   Personal foul on Matisse Thybulle  
15:28   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:26   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Nowell  
15:05   Dominic Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:03   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
14:54   Josh Perkins missed layup  
14:52   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
14:54   Offensive foul on Brandon Clarke  
14:54   Turnover on Brandon Clarke  
14:41   Matisse Thybulle missed driving layup  
14:39   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
14:32   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:30   Defensive rebound by Noah Dickerson  
14:24   Jaylen Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:22   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
14:09 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 45-44
14:07   Shooting foul on Noah Dickerson  
14:07 +1 Filip Petrusev made free throw 45-45
13:57   Offensive foul on Noah Dickerson  
13:57   Turnover on Noah Dickerson  
13:46 +2 Filip Petrusev made hook shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 45-47
13:31   Jaylen Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:29   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
13:08   Josh Perkins missed layup  
13:06   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
13:05 +2 Rui Hachimura made tip-in 45-49
12:48 +2 Matisse Thybulle made driving layup 47-49
12:43 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 47-52
12:22 +2 Hameir Wright made running Jump Shot 49-52
12:00 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 49-54
11:36   Personal foul on Corey Kispert  
11:20 +2 Jaylen Nowell made jump shot 51-54
10:58 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 51-56
10:39   Personal foul on Filip Petrusev  
10:37 +3 David Crisp made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Nowell 54-56
10:16 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremy Jones 54-59
10:07 +2 Noah Dickerson made layup, assist by Hameir Wright 56-59
9:41   Filip Petrusev missed hook shot  
9:39   Defensive rebound by Hameir Wright  
9:27   Noah Dickerson missed layup  
9:25   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
9:24   Shooting foul on Hameir Wright  
9:24 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 56-60
9:24 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-61
9:09 +2 Jaylen Nowell made jump shot, assist by David Crisp 58-61
8:53 +2 Brandon Clarke made jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 58-63
8:33   David Crisp missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:31   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
8:08 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 58-65
7:53 +2 Noah Dickerson made dunk, assist by Jaylen Nowell 60-65
7:27   Bad pass turnover on Zach Norvell Jr., stolen by Matisse Thybulle  
7:21   Jaylen Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:19   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
6:55 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rui Hachimura 60-68
6:37 +2 Noah Dickerson made dunk, assist by David Crisp 62-68
6:08   Lost ball turnover on Brandon Clarke, stolen by Jaylen Nowell  
6:03   David Crisp missed layup  
6:01   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
6:01   Personal foul on Jaylen Nowell  
6:01 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 62-69
6:01 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 62-70
5:49   Matisse Thybulle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:47   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
5:26 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Clarke 62-73
5:00   Noah Dickerson missed layup  
4:58   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
4:51   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:49   Defensive rebound by Washington  
4:37 +3 Matisse Thybulle made 3-pt. jump shot 65-73
4:08   Bad pass turnover on Brandon Clarke  
3:57   Jaylen Nowell missed layup  
3:55   Offensive rebound by Washington  
3:57   Personal foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
3:57 +1 Noah Dickerson made 1st of 2 free throws 66-73
3:57 +1 Noah Dickerson made 2nd of 2 free throws 67-73
3:42   Shooting foul on David Crisp  
3:42 +1 Corey Kispert made 1st of 2 free throws 67-74
3:42 +1 Corey Kispert made 2nd of 2 free throws 67-75
3:31 +2 Jaylen Nowell made floating jump shot 69-75
3:05   Offensive foul on Brandon Clarke  
3:05   Turnover on Brandon Clarke  
2:55   Jaylen Nowell missed driving layup  
2:53   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
2:46   Personal foul on Noah Dickerson  
2:46