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SEATTLE (AP) — True freshman Keyon Menifield hit four 3-pointers and scored 26 points in his second start and Washington rallied to beat Utah Tech 78-67 on Monday night.

Menifield's effort helped the Huskies get off to a 3-0 start for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

Menifield scored 21 in his first start last time out, filling in for an injured Keion Brooks and leading Washington to a come-from-behind 75-67 win over North Florida.

Against the Trailblazers, Menifield scored 15 in the second half after the Huskies trailed 36-34 at intermission. He made 9 of 14 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Cole Bajema sank three 3s and all five of his free throws, scoring 16. PJ Fuller II added 10 points.

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Tanner Christensen scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half for Utah Tech (1-2), which changed its name from Dixie State this season. Isaiah Pope scored 13.

Christensen's layup gave Utah Tech a 53-47 lead with 12:20 left to play. Jamal Bey sank a 3-pointer to give Washington a 59-58 lead with 8:56 remaining. Braxton Meah followed with a dunk off a fast break and Menifield hit a stepback 3 to push the lead to six and the Huskies never trailed again.

Washington shot 55% overall and 63.6% in the second half. The Huskies made 12 of 20 from beyond the arc (60%). Utah Tech shot just under 41% and made 7 of 24 from distance (29,2%). The Trailblazers won the battle of the boards 38-25.

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