UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Scott Suggs came back just one game after suffering a concussion and hit two big 3-pointers in overtime to help Washington beat Seton Hall.
Abdul Gaddy had 16 points and Suggs had 15 to help the Huskies to an 84-73 win in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Connecticut.
Led by Suggs, the Huskies outscored the Pirates 13-2 in the extra period.
“I felt pretty good the whole game,” Suggs said. “This morning was my first practice (since the injury).”
The Huskies (2-1), coming off a one-point upset to Albany on Tuesday, led by as many as 17 in the first half against the Pirates.
But Seton Hall (2-1) responded, scoring 23 of the first 30 points after intermission and going up by as many as six in the second half. Fuquon Edwin had 20 of his 27 points after halftime to lead Seton Hall.
Suggs opened overtime with a 3-pointer, and freshman Andrew Andrews hit another on Washington’s next possession, giving the Huskies a 77-71 lead.
The Huskies got two offensive rebounds on their next possession and ran the clock down to 2:04 before Gaddy hit a pair of foul shots.
Edwin hit a layup to cut the lead back to six, before another 3-pointer by Suggs pushed the lead to nine and put the game away.
Desmond Simmons and Aziz N’Diaye each had 14 points for Washington. Wilcox added 11.
Suggs was hurt when he fell and hit the back of his head on the knee of an Albany player early in Washington’s loss on Tuesday. But he started this one and scored his team’s first points on a jump shot that stopped a 5-0 Seton Hall run to open the game.
Coach Lorenzo Romer said his Huskies are a much better team when he is on the court.
“At the end, he played like a true senior, hit big shots for us and played good defense,” Roamer said. “He makes a difference.”
Washington came into the game having lost six games in a row to nonconference opponents on the road. The Huskies were 0-5 on the road against nonleague teams last season.
Washington will be back in Connecticut next month, taking on No. 23 UConn in Hartford on Dec. 29.
Several thousand Seton Hall fans made the trip up Interstate 95 from New Jersey. They are expected back Sunday to watch the Pirates play Rhode Island, a campus that is just 40 miles from the Mohegan Sun arena.