Nov. 11, 1997
SEATTLE-Donald Watts hit a 3-pointer in the final second, lifting Washington to an 88-87 exhibition victory over Brewster Packing in the season opener at Edmundson Pavilion. Watts' basket, from the left corner of the 3-point arc, came directly off an inbounds pass from Deon Luton. It capped a 21-8 UW streak over the final six minutes that erased a 79-67 Brewster advantage. Freshman walk-on Bryan Brown hit all three of his field goal attempts, including two 3-pointers, during the decisive stretch. Todd MacCulloch scored 20 of his game-high 30 points in the first half, helping the Huskies remain even 43-43 at halftime. Brewster led by as many as seven points in the first half before Washington closed the final 2:15 with an 8-3 run. Jamie Booker, who completed his collegiate career at Washington last spring, and former Washington State standout David Vik tied for team-high honors with 27 points apiece for Brewster. Vik, a 6-foot-10 center, hit 5-of-8 3-pointers while Booker was 4-for-6. Brewster Packing converted 54 percent of its field goal attempts (34-63), including 54-percent shooting (14-26) from 3-point range. The Huskies shot 52 percent (35-68) from the field. Patrick Femerling contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds for Washington which also got 11 points from Deon Luton. Watts finished with nine points and 11 assists while Brown had eight points.