The Huskies (5-4, 0-1 Pac-12) had not played since Nov. 27 due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the program that caused Washington to pause all team activities and forfeit a conference game.
Winthrop (3-3), who is picked to win the Big South Conference and has won the last two Conference titles, looked like the more well-rested team on Saturday. The Eagles were coming off five days rest while the Huskies were playing their fourth game in six days.
The Huskies were limited to 37.3 percent shooting (22 of 59) while the Wolf Pack made 45.3 percent of their attempts (24 of 53). Nevada outrebounded Washington 44-25.
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.
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.