SEATTLE (AP) — C.J. Wilcox scored 19 points and Washington held off Florida Atlantic 77-71 Sunday night in the World Vision Classic.
Kore White hit a 3-pointer to pull Florida Atlantic within 74-70 with 1:21 left, but missed another long attempt on the Owls’ next possession. Abdul Gaddy got the rebound, was fouled, and hit both free throws with 38 seconds remaining to put the Huskies comfortably ahead.
Greg Gantt had 14 points to lead Florida Atlantic (0-2), which struggled at the free-throw line, hitting just 13 of 25 attempts. Washington (2-0) was 24 of 35 from the line.
Gaddy finished with 15 points and six assists for the Huskies. Terrence Ross added 14 points, and Aziz N’Diaye had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Shavar Richardson scored 13 points, Kore White 12 and Pablo Bertone 11 for the Owls.