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Arizona gets by Washington, 75-74, thank to 26 from Akinjo

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 18:38:30-05

TUCSON, Arizona — James Akinjo scored a career-high 26 points with seven assists, his final one a kick-out to Azuolas Tubelis who converted a baseline jumper for a 75-74 victory over Washington.

Washington's Quade Green was called for a charge, and after a timeout by Arizona with 15 seconds left, Akinjo headed into the paint before dishing the ball to Tubelis, who with one foot on the 3-point arc hit the game-winner with 5.2 seconds remaining.

Green's hurried 3-point try at the buzzer was short. Washington's Hameir Wright scored a career-18 points with five 3-pointers before fouling out with two minutes left.