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Washington uses strong defensive effort to stymie Cal Poly in 75-62 victory

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Washington's Andrew Andrews slides around Cal Poly's Joel Awich to score during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Dean Rutz) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLEPI.COM OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT.The Associated Press

C.J. Wilcox scored 21 points, and Washington used one of its best defensive efforts of the season to shake pesky Cal Poly 75-62 on Thursday night for the Huskies' first three-game win streak of the season.

Scott Suggs added 12 points for the Huskies, who play one more home game on Saturday against Northern Illinois before beginning a challenging four-game road swing beginning Dec. 29 at Connecticut.

Leading by eight at halftime, the Huskies (7-4) held the Mustangs scoreless for nearly 7 minutes early in the second half to build a 20-point lead and coast to the decisive victory.

Chris Eversley led Cal Poly (4-6) with 23 points, but the Mustangs were unable to pull off the upset on a second Pac-12 school this season after stunning UCLA last month.