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COL BKB: Washington 67, Illinois 64

March 18, 2006 at 9:09 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 18 (UPI) -- Two free throws by Bobby Jones with 58.6 seconds left Saturday helped Washington edge Illinois, 67-64, in the Washington Bracket of the NCAA Tournament.

The second round contest was played in San Diego.

Brandon Roy had a game-high 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists; Justin Dentmon had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists; and Jamaal Williams added 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots for the 5th-seeded Huskies (26-6), who advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.

James Augustine had 19 points and nine rebounds; fellow senior Dee Brown had 15 points and six assists; and Rich McBride added 13 points, four rebounds and three assists for the 4th-seeded Fighting Illini, who ended the season with a 26-7 mark.

Illinois, which was denied a third straight trip to the Sweet 16, had a slim 34-32 edge in rebounding.

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