January 15, 1999
SEATTLE - Todd MacCulloch scored 12 of his 20 points in the second half as Washington beat Oregon State 70-50 Thursday night to give the Huskies their first conference win of the season.
Washington (8-6, 1-3 Pac-10) enjoyed their home court advantage.
After opening conference play with three straight losses on the road, the Huskies ended the skid with a strong performance. The Huskies are 5-0 at home this season and have won 19 of their last 21 in Seattle.
Oregon State (8-6, 2-3) could not stop the inside presence of MacCulloch, who made 9-of-12 shots and pulled down 13 rebounds.
Michael Johnson scored 12 points, while Deon Luton added 10 for the Huskies.
The Beavers were led by Deaundra Tanner's 14 points. Jason Heide and Josh Steinthal had eight apiece. Tanner has scored in double figures in 16 of his last 21 games.
Washington was playing their first game of the season without point guard Dan Dickau, who broke a bone in his foot and will miss the remainder of the 1999 season. Dickau had started 11 of the Huskies' first 13 games.
The point guard duties were handled by Donald Watts and Senque Carey. Watts had eight assists.
Washington led by as much as 21 points in the second half when Watts hit an 8-foot jumper from the baseline with 3:29 left.
The Huskies started the game with hot shooting - hitting four of their first five shots - to gain a 10-6 lead. Washington led 17-8 before its 14-4 run was stopped on a 3-pointer by Steinthal with 10:14 remaining in the first half.
Washington continued to shoot well the remainder of the game with a .510 field goal percentage.
Washington led 32-25 at halftime.