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The tallest NCAA player came up big on Thursday night, when 7-foot-6 freshman Mamadou Ndiaye scored 18 points, added nine blocks and eight rebounds to lead UC Irvine to an 86-72 win over host Washington.
Ndiaye closed out the first half with a traditional three-point play to put UCI (1-2) ahead 38-36, then he had an emphatic dunk to spark a 19-3 run over the opening 5 1/2 minutes of the second half.
Will Davis had a team-high 22 points for the Anteaters, while Luke Nelson added 11 points and six assists.
Washington's C.J. Wilcox had a game-high 24 points in the losing effort. The Huskies (1-1) were playing without 6-foot-10 post player Jernard Jarreau, who suffered a season-ending knee injury over the weekend, and Washington had no answer for Ndiaye.
UCI shot 59.6 percent (34 of 57) from the field and outrebounded Washington 42-36. The Huskies shot 37.5 percent.
Ndiaye scored most of his points on interior passes over a Washington defender, which he continually put in on du...
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Coverage of the game between Washington and UCLA will air on ESPN2 beginning at 9:00 pm ET from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
Washington quarterback Keith Price is uncertain how long he'll be sidelined after leaving the Huskies' game against No. 13 UCLA at halftime Friday night with an injured shoulder.
Price will have an MRI on his shoulder Saturday in Seattle after the Huskies (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12) return home from their 41-31 loss.
X-rays on Price's shoulder revealed nothing, and the three...
The Washington Huskies are ready to take another shot at a road win, and it comes Friday night in Pasadena, as they travel to the Rose Bowl to face UCLA. We'll have all the action, as it happens, right here in our game day blog!
SEATTLE - Forget about Mamadou N'Diaye just being a novelty. UC-Irvine used his 18 points and eight rebounds - as well as every inch of his 7-foot-6 frame on defense - to lead the Anteaters to a thorough 86-72 victory over the Washington Huskies Thursday night at Alaska Airlines Arena.