COL BKB: Washington 81, New Mexico 71

Dec. 10, 2005 at 6:34 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Jamaal Williams had 22 points and six rebounds Saturday as 12th-ranked Washington eased past New Mexico, 81-71, at the John Wooden Classic in Anaheim.

Brandon Roy added 18 points, four boards and three assists, while Bobby Jones had 11 points and seven rebounds for Washington (8-0), which is off to the school's best start since the 1975-76 team began the season with 14 straight wins.

Mark Walters scored 21 points; Kyle Prochaska had 10 points and nine rebounds; and Tony Danridge added 18 for the Lobos (4-3), who were out-rebounded, 35-27, and committed 22 turnovers to the Huskies' 17.

Washington had a 43-26 advantage at the break, but staved off a New Mexico rally in the second half. The Lobos closed to just 56-54 with just under 12 minutes remaining.

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