Andrew Andrews Drops 47 on Senior Night

Andrew Andrews went for 47 against the Cougars last night. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Andrew Andrews went for 47 against the Cougars last night. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports /

Pac-12 leading scorer Andrew Andrews dropped 47 points on the Cougars in the Huskies’ 99-91 win on Senior Night.

Fifth-year senior guard Andrew Andrews went off for 47 points in the Huskies’ 99-91 win over the lowly WSU Cougars last night at Hec Ed. The Huskies finished the Pac-12 regular season 9-9 and 17-13 overall with the win.

Andrews’ 47 points was tied for the most of any single-game performance in Division-I NCAA men’s college basketball this season and came two points short of the Huskies single-game points record set by Bob Houbreg in 1953. Oddly enough, Andrews’ game would have been the most points scored in the NCAA this season if not for St. Bonaventure’s Marcus Posley, who also went for 47 last night.

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Andrew Andrews shot 5 of 7 from beyond the arc and 16 of 17 from the free throw line in a true virtuoso performance.

And it’s a good thing that Andrew Andrews had a career night, because otherwise, the Huskies could have lost to the Cougars, who have won one Pac-12 game this year and came into the game having lost 15 games in a row. Josh Hawkinson recorded his 20th double-double of the season with 23 points and 17 rebounds. The Cougars’ bench also outscored the Huskies’ bench 31-10. The Huskies shot only 38 percent from the field–excluding Andrew Andrews–including a miserable 2-16 shooting performance from the floor in the last 7:14.

Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar took Andrew Andrews out of the game at the 7:14 mark with the Dawgs up by 27 points. He took a seat again at the three minute mark to a standing ovation, but the Huskies were so horrible in the final minutes that Andrews had to re-enter the game again to close out the win over Washington State.

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The Huskies and Cougars head to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Tournament beginning on March 9th. The Huskies have more questions than answers heading to the tournament after their performance against WSU, but no matter what happens in Vegas, Andrew Andrews gave Huskies fans a historic night to remember in his farewell to Hec Ed Pavilion.