Nov. 25, 1997
SEATTLE-Todd MacCulloch registered his second straight 20-point performance, helping the Washington Huskies defeat the Boise State Broncos 78-68 Tuesday at Edmundson Pavilion. Washington (2-0) scored the first eight points of the game and never trailed, leading 35-27 at halftime. The margin increased to as many as 20 points in the second half before Boise State (1-1) closed to within 10 points with a game-ending 17-8 surge. Sophomore forward Chris Walcott posted a double-double for the Huskies with 10 points and 10 rebounds in his first collegiate start. Walcott started the game in place of 7-foot junior Patrick Femerling who missed his first of three games while playing in Europe with the German National Team during three qualifying games for the 1999 European Championships and 2000 Olympic Games. Walcott's 10 boards led a 38-24 rebounding advantage for the Huskies who also outshot Boise State 51 percent to 42 percent. MacCulloch matched his 20-point output from Washington's season-opening 68-65 victory over Saint Mary's. Donald Watts scored 12 points for the Huskies who also got 11 from Michael Johnson. Senior Roberto Bergersen led Boise State with 22 points in his return to Seattle. Bergersen played on the 1994-95 Washington team before transferring after his freshman season. Mike Tolman added 19 points for the Broncos.