Nov. 24, 1999
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Chris Walcott scored 22 points and Deon Luton added 20 to lead Washington to a 86-70 win over Alaska Anchorage in Wednesday's first-round matchup in the Great Alaska Shootout.
The Huskies (2-0), who built up a 15-point lead in the first half, weathered the Seawolves' bid to come back in the opening minutes of the second half before extending their advantage to as much as 21.
Alaska Anchorage (2-1) scored the first seven points of the second half to cut Washington's lead to 47-39, but then the Huskies went on a 9-2 run to quash any ideas of a comeback.
Ed Kirk led the Seawolves with 22 points, while 7-foot-1 center Serge Using contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds. Will Perkins had 12 boards for Washington.
Walcott shot 10 for 12 from the field and Michael Johnson hit seven of his eight shots en route to 16 points for the Huskies, who play Georgia Tech on Friday in the winner's bracket. The Seawolves play Grambling in the consolation bracket, also on Friday.
The Seawolves matched the Huskies basket for basket in the opening minutes. The teams then traded bursts, with a lay-in and free throw by Using bringing Alaska Anchorage to 15-14.
Washington then went on a 16-2 tear that saw the scoring spread out among six players. The Huskies, who shot 55 percent in the first half, were up 47-32 at the break.
Luton and Walcott led the Huskies at the half with 11 points each, while Using's nine points paced Alaska Anchorage, which shot only 28 percent in the half.