Andrew Andrews hit six 3-pointers and scored 32 points, David Crisp and Noah Dickerson both added 11 points and Washington used a huge first half to roll past TCU 92-67 on Tuesday night.
Andrews posted his second 30-point game of the season and third of his career before checking out with 8 minutes to go in the game as Washington used its athleticism and hot shooting to overwhelm the Horned Frogs. Washington shot 62 percent in the first half and led by as many as 42 in the second.
Washington (6-2) led 57-23 at halftime thanks to a pair of big first-half runs that quickly turned it into a blowout. The Huskies used a 14-0 spurt early to build a 12-point lead then scored 26 of the final 30 points of the first half. It was the most points scored in a half by Washington this season.
Andrews had 19 points at the break including a pair of 3-pointers 29 seconds apart late in the half. Washington scored 11 points in just 71 seconds capped by Andrews’ fourth 3-pointer of the half.
Andrews hit his sixth 3-pointer with 13 minutes left in the game to give him 30 points when TCU had only 36. Andrews was subbed out with the Huskies leading by 40 and before he could top his career high of 35 set last season against Washington State.
TCU (4-4) dressed only 10 players with its top two players — Kenrich Williams and Chris Washburn — out with injuries. Malique Trent led the Horned Frogs with 13 points and Vladimir Brodziansky added 10.
The Horned Frogs put a scare into No. 19 SMU less than a week ago before falling 75-70 and were competitive in all three of their previous losses.
TCU could not afford to fall behind early against the energetic Huskies and that’s exactly what happened as the Horned Frogs had 11 straight empty possessions — five missed shots and six turnovers — as Washington jumped to an early 12-point lead.
It was the final 6 minutes of the first half that blew the game open. Leading 31-19, the Huskies went on a 26-4 run to close the half with six players scoring. Andrews scored nine of his 19 first-half points in the final 2:30.
TCU: Horned Frogs coach Trent Johnson grew up in Seattle and graduated from Franklin High School. Johnson is now 11-7 all-time against Washington as a player, assistant or head coach. … TCU’s 26 turnovers were a season-high.
Washington: The Huskies’ 57 points in the first half were their most first-half points since scoring 58 against California on Feb. 10, 2011. … Washington does not face another power conference team until the start of Pac-12 play on Jan. 1 against UCLA. … Washington had 16 steals, its most since also having 16 vs. Seattle in 2010.
TCU hosts Prairie View A&M on Friday.
Washington hosts Montana on Saturday.