Andrew Andrews finished with 17 points, including a
game-clinching free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining, and Perris
Blackwell added 15 points, including 13 in the second half, to
lead Washington (12-8, 4-3). Wilcox connected on 5-of-6
3-pointers as the Huskies shot a sizzling 57.8 percent from the
Joseph Young scored 18 points and Jason Calliste and Richard
Amardi added 11 each for Oregon (13-5, 1-5). It was the fifth
straight loss for the Ducks, who were ranked No. 9 in the nation
three weeks ago after winning their first 13 games of the
The first half between the two longtime border rivals was
tightly contested and featured nine ties and seven lead changes.
The Ducks, despite committing nine turnovers, entered the locker
room with with a 35-33 lead thanks to a fast-break layup by
forward Elgin Cook that just beat the buzzer.
The game continued to see-saw back and forth for much of the
second half before Wilcox connected on a pair of 3-pointers to
highlight a 9-4 run that put the Huskies ahead, 62-56. Oregon
cut the lead to one point, 73-72, on a three-point play by
Johnathan Loyd with 1:12 left, but Wilcox answered with a long
3-pointer from the top of the key and the Ducks never got closer
than three points after that.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Wilcox has scored 20 or more points nine times
this season and 31 times in his career. ... Oregon finished with
a 32-25 rebounding edge and lost for the first time in 10 games
this season when outrebounding an opponent. ... Oregon's
halftime lead was its first since a 97-76 victory over Morgan
State on Dec. 29.
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