The Arizona Wildcats hadn’t allowed any opponent to record a double-double this season until Utah center Jason Washburn did it Saturday at McKale Center.
Washburn had 17 points and 11 rebounds as Arizona held on for a 60-57 victory.
Washburn didn’t enter the season with any accolades to speak of, but the 6-10, 242-pound senior was brilliant as the Utes opened conference play in Arizona this week. He had 19 points and 18 rebounds in an overtime loss at ASU on Wednesday.
“I would be really surprised if he doesn’t play in the NBA,” said Arizona coach Sean Miller.
“I don’t think a couple of years ago he would have been that. He’s agile. He can score. He was one of the best players on the court, if not the best player.”