Washington Huskies

Andrew Andrews is Huskies’ MVP; team draws Stanford at Pac-12 tournament

Washington's Andrew Andrews holds up a replica of his jersey as he is honored during senior night before an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington's Andrew Andrews holds up a replica of his jersey as he is honored during senior night before an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) The Associated Press

Andrew Andrews captured the top prize at Washington’s team banquet on Sunday and picked up the Most Valuable Player award.

The senior guard finished the regular season as the Pac-12 scoring leader averaging 21.2 points per game. He scored 22.3 points per game in Pac-12 play.

Andrews shared the Marv Harshman award, which is given to the team’s top rebounder, with freshman Dejounte Murray. Both averaged 5.8 rebounds.Murray also won the Playmaker of the Year award. He averaged 4.3 assists.

Junior forward Malik Dime was the other multiple winner. He took home the Jon Meyers Defensive Player and Hec Edmundson Most Inspirational awards. Dime has 81 blocks, which is second on UW’s single-season list.

Meanwhile, Washington wrapped up its regular season on Wednesday, but the Huskies had to wait until Saturday to learn where it finished in the Pac-12 standings and what seed it’ll be in this week’s conference tournament.

The Huskies, who were picked 11th in a preseason media poll, finished tied with Oregon State and USC at 9-9 for sixth in the Pac-12.

Washington (17-13) is the eighth seed and will face No. 9 Stanford (15-14) at 12 p.m. Wednesday in the conference opener at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Huskies defeated the Cardinal 64-53 on Feb. 20 at Alaska Airlines Arena thanks in large part to freshman guard Dejounte Murray, who scored a game-high 25 points to help UW snap a four-game losing streak. Due to the Pac-12’s unbalanced schedule, it was the only game this season between the teams.

Stanford is stumbling into the postseason with two straight losses, including a 94-62 defeat at No. 18 Arizona on Saturday. The Cardinal also lost 74-64 at Arizona State this week.

Washington has lost its tournament opener the past two years, including a 71-69 defeat to Stanford last year.If the Huskies beat Stanford in the opener, they’d face top-seeded Oregon at noon Thursday in the conference quarterfinals. In their only meeting this season, the ninth-ranked Ducks clobbered UW 86-73 at Matthew Knight Arena on Feb. 28.

The Huskies could face No. 4 seed Arizona if they advance to the semifinals.

The other side of the bracket includes No. 2 seed Utah and No. 3 California.

Here’s a look at the Pac-12 Tournament schedule.

Wednesday, March 9

Game 1: No. 8 Washington vs. No. 9 Stanford, 12:10 p.m. PT (Pac-12 Networks)

Game 2: No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Washington State, 2:40 p.m. (P12N)

Game 3: No. 7 USC vs. No. 10 UCLA, 6:10 p.m. (P12N)

Game 4: No. 6 Oregon State vs. No. 11 Arizona State, 8:40 p.m. (P12N)

Thursday, March 10

Game 5: No. 1 Oregon vs. Game 1 winner, 12:10 p.m. (P12N)

Game 6: No. 4 Arizona vs. Game 2 winner, 2:40 p.m. (P12N)

Game 7: No. 2 Utah vs. Game 3 winner, 6;15 p.m. (P12N)

Game 8: No. 3 California vs. Game 4 winner, 8:45 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Friday, March 11

Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 6:15 p.m. (P12N)

Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 8:45 p.m. (FS1)

Saturday, March 12

Game 11: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7:15 p.m. (FS1)

2015-16 Washington Huskies Team Awards:

Most Valuable Player: Andrew Andrews

Playmaker of the Year: Dejounte Murray

Marv Harshman Award: Andrews and Murray

Jon Meyers Defensive Player: Malik Dime

Most Improved: Matisse Thybulle

Wurster Award: Marquese Chriss

Industrial Award: Dominic Green

101 Club Scholar Athlete: Dan Kingma

Coaches Award: Devenir Duruisseau

Hec Edmundson Most Inspirational: Malik Dime

Brandon West Walk On Award: Greg Bowman

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