Andrew Andrews scored 20 points and Washington sunk six free throws in the final 45 seconds for the deciding points to edge UTEP 68-65 in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy.
Nigel Williams-Goss had 16 points and six assists and Jernard Jareau added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies (6-0).
Vince Hunter had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Miners (4-1). Julian Washburn added 17 points and Cedrick Lang scored 14.
UTEP led 63-62 with 2:02 remaining, but couldn't hold on. Mike Anderson sunk the tying and go-ahead free throws for Washington with 48 seconds left and Andrews and Williams-Goss each sunk two for insurance.
Omega Harris' potential game-tying 3-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer. UTP made just 2 of 15 3-point attempts in the game, while Washington was 6 of 12.