Jan. 20, 2000
By JIM COUR
AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE (AP) - Alex Scales scored six of his 17 points in overtime to help the Oregon Ducks to a 76-74 Pac-10 victory over the Washington Huskies on Thursday night.
The Ducks (12-3, 3-1) got what proved to be the winning basket when Scales, a 6-foot-4 senior, positioned himself for a nifty 6-foot basket in the lane with 14.1 seconds left in overtime. That gave Oregon a 76-72 lead.
Washington's Senque Carey had a 16-footer with 6.4 seconds left and the Huskies immediately called a timeout to plot a strategy to immediately foul an Oregon player. But the Huskies couldn't get close enough to a Ducks player to commit a foul and the clock ran out.
The Huskies (6-11, 1-4) lost their fourth Pac-10 game in a row and second in a row in overtime at home. It's the first four-game conference losing streak for Washington since 1995.
Bryan Bracey, Oregon's slick 6-7 junior forward from Chicago, poured in a career-best 23 points on 10-for-10 shooting and also led the Ducks with seven rebounds. Frederick Jones added 19 points for Oregon, which was coming off a loss in Eugene against No. 3 Stanford.
Oregon appeared to have the game won in regulation after Bracey's layup with 1:35 on the clock put the Ducks into a 66-62 lead. But the Huskies came back to send the game into overtime when Green scored on a putback after grabbing an offensive rebound with 1:18 to go and then sank a 12-footer with 27.2 seconds left. Michael Johnson of Washington missed a desperation 20-footer as time ran out in regulation play.
In overtime, Oregon led 72-70 after Luton's free throw with 2:50 left. Scales hit a seven-foot floater with 1:16 to go to give the Ducks a 74-70 edge before Carey responded with a five-footer in the key with 47.7 seconds remaining.