SHANGHAI – University of Washington’s Andrew Andrews was one of three players in double figures with 12 points as the Pac-12 All-Stars opened up their three game slate with an easy victory over the Chinese University All-Stars, 73-47.
Andrews went 4-of-7 from the field and was perfect from the free throw line (4-of-4). He also added two steals, one rebound and one assist in just over 19 minutes of action.
After only three days of practice, the Pac-12 squad did not have the cohesiveness that the Chinese team displayed during the first half. However, things changed once the second half got underway.
The Pac-12 team was firing on all cylinders in the third quarter, out-scoring the Chinese unit by 13 points and seizing control of the game. Bo Barnes of ASU and Andrews led the charge for the Pac-12 team, providing sparks off the bench.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Pac-12 team looked very sharp statistically on both ends of the floor, shooting 55 percent while limiting their opponents to 35 percent accuracy.
USC’s Nikola Jovanovic led all scorers with 15 points while Jeremy Olsen of Utah chipped in 12 points and DaVonte Lacy of WSU added eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.
The Pac-12 All-Stars will be back in action tomorrow evening against the Jiangsu Dragons, a Chinese pro team.