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Huskies Slip By Oregon State In Thriller
Release: 02/14/2004
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Feb 14, 2004

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SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's Tre Simmons scored 17 points to lead the hot Huskies to a 80-79 win over the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday.

The Huskies shot 53 percent from the field. They have won seven of their last eight games.

Nate Robinson converted a 3-point play on a fastbreak layup and his free throw with 1:22 to play for the game's final points.

The Beavers had a chance to win on their final possession, but Chris Stephens' 15-foot jumper was off the mark.

Washington (12-9, 7-6 Pac-10) led for most of the game, and by as much as 13 at 58-45 with 16:34 to play.

The Beavers never quit, however. Angelo Tsagarakis hit a 3-pointer for his first points of the game and boosted Oregon State into the lead at 74-73 with 3:53 to play. Jim Hanchett then followed with another 3-pointer to cap Oregon State's 15-0 run.

The Huskies outscored the Beavers 7-2 in the final 3:05.

Simmons hit 7 of 13 from the field, including 8 points over a two-minute span in the second half. Will Conroy scored 13, Robinson had 12, and Mike Jensen added 11 for the Huskies.

Brandon Roy, Washington's leading scorer at 14 points per game, was held to 7 points and didn't make a field goal until the 12:37 mark of the second half.

Oregon State (9-13, 3-9 Pac-10) had four players reach double-digits in scoring, led by David Lucas who had 29 points for a career high. Stephens had 13 points, J.S. Nash scored 11, and Hanchett had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Beavers.

The Huskies led 50-41 at the half.

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