C. J. Wilcox underwent surgery Friday on his left foot, which hampered him last season. The procedure was considered a success, according...

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C.J. Wilcox underwent surgery Friday on his left foot, which hampered him last season.

The procedure was considered a success, according to a news release from Washington. He had his fifth metatarsal stabilized to alleviate the stress fracture in his foot.

Wilcox is expected to return before the 2013-14 season opener.

The 6-foot-5 junior guard considered declaring for the NBA draft, but it’s likely the foot surgery influenced his decision to return to school.

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After a 59-57 loss at UCLA on Feb. 7, Wilcox wore a protective boot and said he had early stages of a stress fracture.

Coach Lorenzo Romar downplayed the seriousness of the injury at the time while acknowledging Wilcox was unable to practice the last two months of the season due to what was described as “preventive measures.”

Wilcox’s production dipped and his consistency wavered after the game at UCLA.

He also led Washington in scoring average (16.8 points) and steals (37). He was second with 35 blocks and third with 65 assists.

Men’s golf

Behind Charlie Hughes‘ 7-under 65, top-seeded Washington recorded the best score Friday in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional in Tallahassee, Fla., and remains second among 13 teams on the leaderboard. The Huskies combined to shoot a season-low 13-under 275 and have a two-day total of 551 (-25) through 36 holes. They head to Saturday’s final round trailing fourth-seeded North Florida by two strokes. Host Florida State is third behind the Huskies, trailing by two strokes with one round remaining.

Sophomore Cheng-Tsung Pan was the top Husky, tied for second with a 10-under 134, one stroke behind the leader.


Washington took advantage of a pair of errors in the eighth, scoring two runs to break a 2-2 tie and beat Washington State, 4-3, in a series opener at GESA Stadium in Pasco. Washington State (21-28, 8-17 Pac-12) scored a run in the ninth to close the gap, but couldn’t get another off UW’s Trevor Dunlap, who earned his fourth save after pitching the final two innings. Tyler Davis (2-7) earned the win, pitching two scoreless innings for the Huskies (20-31, 11-14).

• Seattle U was frustrated by New Mexico State starter Christopher Bradley and fell to the Aggies, 4-0, at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Bradley allowed just three hits and four walks in 6-1/3 innings, striking out six. The Redhawks fell to 20-33 (9-16 Western Athletic Conference) while New Mexico State improved to 28-25 (13-13 WAC).

Women’s soccer

The Sounders Women tied the Vancouver Whitecaps women, 0-0, in their USL W-League opener at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila.

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