Washington was disruptive defensively and gave itself a chance. But the Huskies couldn't find a way to get Brown untracked in the second half and had the long field goal-less streak to end their trip to Las Vegas.
Washington State cut the lead to three with under a minute remaining, but the Huskies executed a picture-perfect press break that led to a thunderous dunk from Matthews Jr. and a roar from the home crowd. The emotional, come-from-behind rivalry win had the Huskies feeling confident heading into a big stretch on the schedule.
It was a battle until the end, with PJ Fuller hitting a big three to put the Dawgs within three points with eight minutes remaining in the contest. In the end, the Cougars were able to pull away and get the win.
Jamal Bey posted the first double-double of his collegiate career, as the Washington men's basketball team concluded their trip to Southern California with a 76-50 loss to No. 13 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion Saturday night.
As a team, Washington shot 53.8% from the field to go with 19 rebounds in the second half to pull away and win comfortably by a score of 87-64.