Washington led 42-32 at halftime, then the Jackrabbits closed to within four points with eight minutes to go. Brown scored the next seven Washington points and the Huskies led 72-64. The lead reached 10 when Jamal Bey hit a 3-pointer with 3:29 left. Brown hit two free throws for an 82-70 lead and the Huskies led by double-digits the rest of the way.
The Huskies (3-2) never trailed during the final 27 minutes of the game, but they needed every bit of their effort from the free throw line down the stretch to keep the Patriots at bay. UW made 19 of its last 21 attempts and were 7 for 7 in over the last 90 seconds to hold on for the three-point win.
Terrell Brown Jr. scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half and overtime for Washington (2-2), but it wasn't enough as Wyoming prevailed, 77-72, to escape Alaska Airlines Arena with a win over a Pac-12 squad.
Terrell Brown Jr. had 19 points and nine assists, Daejon Davis scored 15 points and PJ Fuller came off the bench to chip in 11 points, showing that Washington can be dangerous leaning on a trio of players standing 6-foot-4 or shorter.
Matthews scored 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting and nearly missed a double-double, pulling down nine rebounds. It was the third 20-point effort in 94 collegiate appearances – 92 of which came at West Virginia – and his first since Mar. 25, 2019 vs. Coastal Carolina.