12/20 23:15 CST Jarreau helps Washington edge Oklahoma 69-67
Jarreau helps Washington edge Oklahoma 69-67
By ADAM SOBOLESKI
LAS VEGAS (AP) --- Jernard Jarreau scored 12 points, and No. 16 Washington held
on for a 69-67 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday night at the MGM Grand
The Huskies (10-0) led by as many as 20 in the first half, but only scored
three points in the final 4:01 of the game. Jordan Woodard had a look at a
potential winning jumper for the Sooners in the final seconds, but he missed
and Andrew Andrews grabbed the rebound.
Andrews and teammate Robert Upshaw finished with 11 points apiece. Upshaw, the
nation's leading shot blocker, also swatted two shots.
Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield led Oklahoma with 17 points apiece. Ryan
Spangler had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and TaShawn Thomas had 11 points.
Washington raced out to a 37-17 lead and led 40-27 at the break. The Sooners
shot 37 percent (12 for 32) in the first half.
But Oklahoma came out strong in the second half. Thomas made two foul shots to
trim the Huskies' lead to 66-64 with 3:40 to go.
Upshaw missed two free throws with 1:22 remaining, and Thomas made a jumper
from the right side to get Oklahoma within one with 59 seconds left. After
Andrews and Woodard each missed, Andrews made a foul shot with 1 second left to
account for the final margin.
It was a return to Las Vegas for Oklahoma's Lon Kruger, who coached UNLV to a
161-71 record over seven seasons. The Rebels went to the NCAA tournament in
four of Kruger's last five seasons.