Coming off the bench for the first time this season, Green provided a spark to a sluggish start by the Huskies. Washington had a season-high 47 points in the first half and the Huskies 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.
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 5 minutes of the half to take control.
Washington’s run included a pair of highlight 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.
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 Sam Timmins scored 11 including the first 3-pointer made – and attempted – by the 6-foot-11 center since his freshman season of 2016-17.
Washington: The Huskies host Gonzaga on Sunday looking to snap a five-game losing streak to the Zags