SALT LAKE CITY – Washington (15-10, 8-6 Pac-12) made it a road sweep, grinding out a tight win over Utah (10-15, 3-11), 67-66. Washington got hot from 3-point range down the stretch, overcoming a nine-point deficit in the second half to pull out the win.
Washington made five-straight 3-pointers over a crucial stretch in the second half when the Utes had taken a comfortable lead. Jazmine Davis and Chantel Osahor each made two 3’s over that streak to pull the Huskies back.
Washington controlled play in the first half, but Utah never let the Dawgs extend the lead. Washington took a two-point lead to the break, 31-29. Plum had 13 first-half points, making 4-9 from the floor and 5-6 from the foul line that included a pair of 3-point plays. The Dawgs dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Utes, 30-18. Aminah Williams grabbed seven rebounds, while Plum added five.
After the break, the teams would go back and forth until a 9-0 Utah run gave the Utes a 49-42 lead with 11:34 to play. Washington was just 3-17 from 3-point range at that point, but kept firing and they started to fall. Plum started it off with a three from the corner, but then Davis and Osahor each hit a pair as Washington came all the way back to lead it 63-60 with 3:33 left.
From there, Washington grinded out some big defensive possessions and got big free throws from Plum. She made her final foul shot with seven seconds left to take a four-point lead, which proved pivotal because Utah banked in a late three.
The Dawgs finished 20-55 from the floor (36.4 percent) and 8-23 from 3-point range (34.8 percent). Washington owned the glass, grabbing 49 rebounds to just 36 from the Utes. Williams and Davis each had nine rebounds, the latter tying her career high.
The Huskies return home next weekend to face Oregon and Oregon State. The Dawgs and Ducks do battle Friday at 6 p.m. live on the Pac-12 Networks. Sunday, the Beavers come to town for a 2 p.m. matchup that will be senior day. Mercedes Wetmore and Kassia Fortier will be honored before a game huge matchup with the Beavers that will have major implications toward the conference standings.