Suggs leads Washington past Seattle 87-74

Scott Suggs played through leg cramps to score a career-high 24

points, Aziz N’Diaye added 14 points, and Washington led by as many

as 27 in the first half en route to a 87-74 win over crosstown

rival Seattle on Thursday night.

The renewal of the city’s basketball showdown continued to be

completely one-sided in favor of the Huskies. Washington exposed

Seattle’s porous pressure defense in the first half, then countered

every surge the Redhawks made in the second half.

Washington (5-4) has now won eight straight in the series that

took a nearly 30-year hiatus when the Redhawks (3-4) dropped from

Division I, only to start the transition back to the top level of

college hoops in 2008.