Per The University of Washington Press Release…
SEATTLE (AP) — Trendon Hankerson made six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 28 points, and Northern Illinois was a winner in coach Rashon Burno’s debut stunning Washington 71-64 on Tuesday night.
Northern Illinois (1-0) built a 16-point first half lead, watched Washington (0-1) chip away and take a 52-51 advantage with 5:26 remaining but pulled away late.
Washington shot 26.7% from the field, was 3 of 18 on 3s and was 21 of 36 at the free-throw line.
Hopkins was upset with Washington’s effort early as Northern Illinois built a big lead.
”This is on me. That team played harder than us the first part of the game. They played harder than us and that is unacceptable,” Hopkins said.
Hankerson’s fifth 3-pointer gave Northern Illinois a 54-52 lead and sparked a 13-2 run by the Huskies from the Mid-American Conference. Keshawn Williams added a 3 during the run and Hankerson’s sixth make from beyond the arc pushed the lead to 62-54 with 2:45 remaining.
Hankerson made 9 of 15 shots and was 6 of 11 on 3s.
Washington: Hosts Northern Arizona on Thursday.
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