Quade Green scored 18 points, Nate Pryor added 13 and Washington picked up its first win of the season with a 73-41 win over crosstown rival Seattle on Wednesday night.
After struggling at the offensive end through the first three games, Washington finally discovered a scoring spark with the backcourt duo of Pryor and Green. Pryor made his first start in place of Green, who missed a couple of days practice. Pryor had 11 of his 13 points in the first half, including nine points during a key 22-5 run to close out the first half.
Green made 6 of 7 shots coming off the bench and played just 18 minutes.
Washington (1-3) avoided the school’s first 0-4 start since 1993-94 when the Huskies started 0-5 in Bob Bender’s first season as head coach. The Huskies also extended their dominance over their crosstown foe, winning their 16th straight in the series, a streak that dates back to 1978.
Emeka Udenyi led Seattle (3-4) with 12 points, all of them coming in the first half. But the Redhawks had an awful night shooting and after leading 17-15 midway through the first half saw the Huskies run away.
Leading scorer Darrion Trammell, averaging 18.8 points per game, had just nine points after scoring a career-high 32 points in Seattle’s last game against Long Beach State. Ryan Grigsby, also averaging 18 per game, was held to six.
The Redhawks were 4 of 23 on 3-pointers and attempted just seven free throws. Seattle shot 29% overall from the field.
The Huskies topped 70 points for the first time this season. Additionally, Washington shot 46% from the field and were 8 of 15 on 3-pointers.
The Huskies host Oregon on Saturday.