Cougars can't keep pace, fall to Ducks

OR survived 33 minutes without its leading scorer. Now, with Saturday's win under its belt, the UW can take a sigh of relief and climb out of last place in the Pac-12. And they led WSU by 13 points in the first half before giving up a pair of runs - one before halftime and one after - that turned it into a down-to-the-wire affair. He had 11 of his 19 points in the second half.

"We played without Dillon early in the year and the results were not good, so I was a little concerned about that", OR coach Dana Altman said.

Brooks, a junior who was averaging 14.3 points per game this season, was assessed a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected.

In a tight battle between Pac-12 unbeatens, Brooks brought the energy early, scoring seven points over the first seven minutes to lead the team before the incident occurred.

Joe Lunardi has hit the reset button on the Oregon Ducks following their 11th straight win over Washington on Wednesday night.

Center Chris Boucher scored a career-high 29 points on 11-for-15 shooting, including 6-for-9 on 3-pointers.

"On the road we face adversity and you just have to trust yourself", Benson said.

With just over two minutes remaining, a collision below the basket resulted in both Fultz and Dime going down after the play. This was a great confidence game for UW. "Now we have to get ready for Washington State to finish it off and then head home for the next three games".

"We know they don't really want to play fast, so we tried to speed that up", Crisp said, "and with our length and athleticism, we know we can cause problems pressing teams".

Oregon State is at No. 15 Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Five times the Huskies followed a teammate's miss with a dunk or tip-in on their way to a 24-17 lead in rebounds - including 10 of the offensive variety - and a 16-4 edge in second-chance points. "You are going against the crowd and playing at a different arena".

Altman hopes that Oregon's depth will help on the back end of a weekend series after the Ducks spent an extra day in Seattle before flying to Washington State on Friday.

Just seven minutes had elapsed in the first half when Dillon Brooks, a preseason All-American choice for the nation's 15th-ranked team, violently lifted his right foot into the groin area of WSU's Josh Hawkinson.

The Huskies (7-7, 0-2) are likely telling themselves the same, though Washington's situation is more dire, given the growing speculation regarding coach Lorenzo Romar's job status.

Jordan Bell, 6-9, Jr. Assists-Oregon 18 (Ennis 7), Washington St. 16 (Callison 4).

Four Cougars reached double figures in the scoring column, including Ike Iroegbu (12p, 6r), who became the 36th Cougar in program history to join the 1,000-point club.

Radio/TV: KUJZ-FM (95.3)/Pac-12 Network. The only starter who didn't break the 10-point barrier was Clifford, who made up for it by fouling out in 21 minutes.

  • Stacy Allen