Jan. 23, 2000
By JIM COUR
AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE (AP) - Oregon State, which hadn't won in Seattle since 1993, jumped out to a 19-3 lead in the first 8:43 and never let Washington get closer than 10 points in beating the Huskies 74-57 in a battle of Pac-10 also-rans on Sunday.
Ramunas Petraitis came off the bench to lead the Beavers with 17 points, while Deaundra Tanner had 13 points and Clifton Jones had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Deon Luton and David Dixon each scored 12 for Washington.
The Beavers (10-6, 2-3) ended a seven-game losing streak to the Huskies. Washington (6-12, 1-5) lost its fifth consecutive Pac-10 game, its longest conference losing streak since 1995.
Oregon State, which ended a 10-game Pac-10 road losing streak on Thursday night at Washington State, hadn't won consecutive league games on the road since 1993.
The Beavers led 8-0 before Luton made a 3-pointer for Washington's first points with 4:57 gone. Then Oregon State scored 11 points in a row that included a 3-pointer by Brian Jackson for its 19-3 lead.
Oregon State had a 27-point bulge at 43-16 after two free throws by Petraitis with 3:06 left in the first half and was ahead 45-23 at halftime.
The Huskies came back and cut the Beavers' lead to 10 at 59-49 when Michael Johnson made a 3-pointer and Chris Walcott, who was fouled on the play by Jason Heide after setting a screen for Johnson, made a foul shot with 7:51 to go.
But the Beavers put the Huskies away with a 12-0 run as Tanner sank a 3-pointer and a 16-footer, while Jones had a dunk and a three-point play on a layup and a free throw. That gave Oregon State a 71-49 advantage with 3:13 on the clock.