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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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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Eastern Washington  
19:35   Bad pass turnover on Jacob Davison, stolen by Jaden McDaniels  
19:09   Bad pass turnover on Jamal Bey  
18:49   Lost ball turnover on Kim Aiken Jr., stolen by Hameir Wright  
18:39   Shooting foul on Casson Rouse  
18:39 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 1st of 2 free throws 0-1
18:39   Isaiah Stewart missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
18:39   Defensive rebound by Kim Aiken Jr.  
18:17 +2 Jacob Davison made dunk 2-1
18:03   Isaiah Stewart missed layup  
18:01   Defensive rebound by Jacob Davison  
17:54 +3 Casson Rouse made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ellis Magnuson 5-1
17:37   Jaden McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:35   Defensive rebound by Jacob Davison  
17:25 +3 Casson Rouse made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kim Aiken Jr. 8-1
17:09   Lost ball turnover on Hameir Wright, stolen by Mason Peatling  
16:58 +2 Mason Peatling made layup, assist by Ellis Magnuson 10-1
16:46   Isaiah Stewart missed jump shot  
16:44   Defensive rebound by Jacob Davison  
16:38   Casson Rouse missed jump shot  
16:36   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
16:30 +2 Jaden McDaniels made jump shot, assist by Hameir Wright 10-3
16:30   Shooting foul on Jacob Davison  
16:30 +1 Jaden McDaniels made free throw 10-4
16:16   Ellis Magnuson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:14   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
16:08 +3 Hameir Wright made 3-pt. jump shot 10-7
15:42   Personal foul on Jaden McDaniels  
15:27   Casson Rouse missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:25   Offensive rebound by Kim Aiken Jr.  
15:10   Mason Peatling missed jump shot, blocked by Isaiah Stewart  
15:08   Offensive rebound by Mason Peatling  
15:05   Casson Rouse missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:05   Defensive rebound by Washington  
15:05   Personal foul on Kim Aiken Jr.  
14:55 +2 Jaden McDaniels made jump shot 10-9
14:46   Traveling violation turnover on Kim Aiken Jr.  
14:32   Shooting foul on Kim Aiken Jr.  
14:32 +1 Jaden McDaniels made 1st of 2 free throws 10-10
14:32 +1 Jaden McDaniels made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-11
14:14 +2 Jacob Davison made layup, assist by Mason Peatling 12-11
13:52 +3 Nahziah Carter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Quade Green 12-14
13:31   Jacob Davison missed jump shot  
13:29   Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
13:19   Jaden McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:17   Defensive rebound by Jacob Davison  
13:04   Shooting foul on Nahziah Carter  
13:04   Jacob Davison missed 1st of 3 free throws  
13:04   Jacob Davison missed 2nd of 3 free throws  
12:49 +3 Quade Green made 3-pt. jump shot 12-17
13:04 +1 Jacob Davison made 3rd of 3 free throws 13-14
12:49 +3 Quade Green made 3-pt. jump shot 13-17
12:28   Bad pass turnover on Ellis Magnuson, stolen by Jamal Bey  
12:28 +2 Jamal Bey made dunk, assist by Quade Green 13-19
12:04   Jacob Davison missed layup  
12:02   Offensive rebound by Tanner Groves  
11:53   Tanner Groves missed layup  
11:51   Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
11:39   Traveling violation turnover on Nahziah Carter  
11:27   Tyler Robertson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:25   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
11:12 +2 Isaiah Stewart made dunk, assist by Quade Green 13-21
10:57 +3 Tyler Kidd made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Casson Rouse 16-21
10:46   Personal foul on Tyler Kidd  
10:40   Quade Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:38   Defensive rebound by Eastern Washington  
10:38   Personal foul on Isaiah Stewart  
10:28 +2 Jacob Groves made jump shot, assist by Casson Rouse 18-21
10:11 +2 Quade Green made jump shot 18-23
9:59   Kim Aiken Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:57   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
9:43   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
9:41   Defensive rebound by Mason Peatling  
9:31   Traveling violation turnover on Jacob Groves  
9:14   Hameir Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:12   Defensive rebound by Eastern Washington  
9:02   Shooting foul on Nahziah Carter  
9:02 +1 Tyler Kidd made 1st of 2 free throws 19-23
9:02 +1 Tyler Kidd made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-23
8:43   Hameir Wright missed layup, blocked by Mason Peatling  
8:41   Defensive rebound by Mason Peatling  
8:28   Mason Peatling missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:26   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
8:19   Isaiah Stewart missed jump shot  
8:17   Defensive rebound by Kim Aiken Jr.  
8:10 +3 Kim Aiken Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Casson Rouse 23-23
7:59   Personal foul on Mason Peatling  
7:44   Shooting foul on Tyler Kidd  
7:44 +1 Nahziah Carter made 1st of 3 free throws 23-24
7:44   Nahziah Carter missed 2nd of 3 free throws  
7:35   Bad pass turnover on Tyler Kidd, stolen by Isaiah Stewart  
7:44 +1 Nahziah Carter made 3rd of 3 free throws 23-25
7:35   Bad pass turnover on Tyler Kidd, stolen by Isaiah Stewart  
7:26 +2 Isaiah Stewart made layup, assist by Nahziah Carter 23-27
7:12   Shooting foul on Isaiah Stewart  
7:12   Jacob Groves missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
7:12   Jacob Groves missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
6:57   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
6:55   Offensive rebound by Quade Green  
6:51   Jamal Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:49   Defensive rebound by Eastern Washington  
6:49   Personal foul on Jaden McDaniels  
6:34 +3 Kim Aiken Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jacob Davison 26-27
6:18 +2 Sam Timmins made dunk, assist by Jamal Bey 26-29
5:57 +2 Mason Peatling made layup 28-29
5:35   Personal foul on Mason Peatling  
5:35 +1 Sam Timmins made 1st of 2 free throws 28-30
5:35 +1 Sam Timmins made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-31
5:22 +2 Tanner Groves made layup 30-31
5:12 +2 Quade Green made layup 30-33
4:59 +3 Kim Aiken Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ellis Magnuson 33-33
4:46   Jamal Bey missed layup  
4:46   Offensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
4:46   Shooting foul on Tanner Groves  
4:46 +1 Jamal Bey made 1st of 2 free throws 33-34
4:46 +1 Jamal Bey made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-35
4:45   Personal foul on Hameir Wright  
4:45   Ellis Magnuson missed free throw  
4:45   Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
4:23   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
4:21   Defensive rebound by Tanner Groves  
4:03   Lost ball turnover on Ellis Magnuson, stolen by Jamal Bey  
3:57 +2 Nahziah Carter made dunk, assist by Quade Green 33-37
3:41   Kim Aiken Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:39   Offensive rebound by Casson Rouse  
3:32   Lost ball turnover on Jacob Davison, stolen by Jamal Bey  
3:18   Shooting foul on Tanner Groves  
3:18   Isaiah Stewart missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:59   Personal foul on Jamal Bey  
3:18 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-38
2:59   Personal foul on Jamal Bey  
2:59   Jacob Davison missed free throw  
2:59   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
2:47   Quade Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:45   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
2:43   Shooting foul on Jacob Davison  
2:43 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 1st of 2 free throws 33-39
2:43 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-40
2:31   Traveling violation turnover on Jacob Groves  
2:14 +2 Jaden McDaniels made jump shot 33-42
1:45   Kim Aiken Jr. missed jump shot  
1:43   Offensive rebound by Jacob Groves  
1:39   Kim Aiken Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:39   Offensive rebound by Eastern Washington  
1:39   Personal foul on Jaden McDaniels  
1:39   Mason Peatling missed free throw  
1:39   Offensive rebound by Eastern Washington  
1:18   Jacob Davison missed jump shot  
1:18   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
1:18   Personal foul on Mason Peatling  
1:18 +1 Jamal Bey made 1st of 2 free throws 33-43
1:18   Turnover on Sam Timmins  
1:04 +2 Jacob Groves made jump shot 35-43
44.0 +2 Nahziah Carter made layup, assist by Quade Green 35-45
35.0   Jacob Groves missed jump shot  
33.0   Defensive rebound by Hameir Wright  
14.0   Personal foul on Jacob Davison  
14.0 +1 Quade Green made 1st of 2 free throws 35-46
14.0 +1 Quade Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-47
1.0   Tyler Robertson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1.0   Offensive rebound by Tyler Robertson  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:42   3-second violation turnover on Isaiah Stewart  
19:27 +2 Mason Peatling made jump shot, assist by Ellis Magnuson 37-47
19:13 +2 Jaden McDaniels made jump shot 37-49
19:13   Shooting foul on Jacob Davison  
19:13   Jaden McDaniels missed free throw  
19:13   Offensive rebound by Washington  
19:10   Bad pass turnover on Nahziah Carter, stolen by Kim Aiken Jr.  
19:00 +2 Kim Aiken Jr. made layup 39-49
18:48   Jamal Bey missed layup  
18:46   Defensive rebound by Eastern Washington  
18:46   Personal foul on Isaiah Stewart  
18:30   Personal foul on Quade Green  
18:20   Jacob Groves missed layup, blocked by Hameir Wright  
18:18   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
18:08   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
18:06   Defensive rebound by Jacob Groves  
17:57   Lost ball turnover on Jacob Groves, stolen by Hameir Wright  
17:54   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
17:54   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
17:54   Personal foul on Mason Peatling  
17:54   Quade Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:52   Defensive rebound by Kim Aiken Jr.  
17:34   Kim Aiken Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:32   Defensive rebound by Hameir Wright  
17:23   Personal foul on Tanner Groves  
17:21   Lost ball turnover on Jaden McDaniels  
17:02   Lost ball turnover on Abdullahi Mohamed, stolen by Quade Green  
17:00   Personal foul on Ellis Magnuson  
16:53   Personal foul on Ellis Magnuson  
16:46   Shooting foul on Abdullahi Mohamed  
16:46 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 1st of 2 free throws 39-50
16:46 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-51
16:20   Personal foul on Hameir Wright  
16:01