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SEATTLE – Andrew Andrews hit three 3-pointers in the first 4 minutes of the second half and finished with 11 points, Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 12 points and Washington pulled away in the second half for a 63-48 win over crosstown rival Seattle on Friday night.
After a sluggish and ugly first half, Andrews and Kemp sparked Washington (2-0) in the final 20 minutes. Andrews hit his first three shots of the half, all from behind the 3-point arc, while Kemp went on a dunking spree in the arena his father once played for the Seattle SuperSonics. Kemp had three dunks as part of Washington's 19-6 run to open the second half.
Quevyn Winters added 12 off the bench for Washington, all on 3-pointers, while Isiah Umipig and Jadon Cohee led Seattle (1-2) with 10 points each.
It was the seventh meeting between the schools since Seattle made the move back to Division I. Washington won the previous six and the only challenge by the Redhawks came in 2012 when the Huskies pulled away late for an eight-point victory.
Washington was headed toward another close affair after a sluggish first half where it shot 28 percent and trailed by as many as eight. Winters' three 3-pointers were the main reason the Huskies trailed just 21-20 at halftime.
But Washington's ball movement was far better in the second half leading to easy baskets. After making eight field goals the entire first half, Washington matched that total in less than 7 minutes of the second half. The Huskies lead reached 48-32 on Winters' 3 with 10 minutes left, but Seattle slowly chipped away. Umipig's transition 3 with 5:40 left pulled the Redhawks within 53-44 and after a timeout, two free throws from William Powell cut the lead to seven.
Umipig missed an open 3 with a chance to get Settle within four, but a free throw from Kemp and Nigel Williams-Goss' runner in the lane with 2:32 left pushed the lead back to eight. Williams-Goss finished with 11 points.
Washington: Kemp scored in double figures four times all of last season as he dealt with being diagnosed with Graves' disease. He's half way to that total after having 17 in the Huskies season opener.
Seattle: Umipig was shooting 72 percent on 3-point attempts through the first two games, but open looks were more difficult to come by against Washington. The Huskies put 6-foot-4 Mike Anderson on Umipig. The result: Umipig was 4 of 19 shooting.
Washington: The Huskies will be back at KeyArena on Sunday facing Pacific in the first game of the Marv Harshman Classic.
Seattle: The Redhawks are the backend of Sunday's doubleheader event facing Montana.