Despite an impressive offensive showing, the Washington Huskies fell in overtime to North Dakota in a 99-96 contest.
The Huskies’ prolific offense, which lit up the scoreboard with 96 points in regulation, was unable to outpace the Fighting Hawks, who outscored Washington 3-0 in the extra period.
Washington’s offensive output was fueled by a stellar individual performance from guard Quinton Johnson, who scored a game-high 30 points. Johnson was joined in double figures by four of his teammates, including forward Nathan Davis, who finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
The Huskies’ offensive success was not limited to the perimeter, as they outscored the Fighting Hawks 48-32 in the paint and shot a remarkable 50.7 percent from the field.
North Dakota, however, was able to counter Washington’s offensive prowess with a stout defensive effort. The Fighting Hawks held the Huskies to just 1-for-15 from beyond the arc and limited them to just five second-chance points.
The Fighting Hawks were also able to capitalize on their size advantage, outrebounding Washington 43-30 and outscoring them in the second chance points category, 19-5.
The Huskies’ valiant effort ultimately proved futile, as the Fighting Hawks overcame Washington’s offensive onslaught to emerge victorious.