Oregon State 80, Washington 72
February 20, 2003
Bank of America Arena/Seattle, Wash.
The 80-72 loss was Washington's fifth in a row by less than 10 points, including three close losses to top-25 teams. The Huskies have lost the last five games by an average of just 5.4 points.
Washington tied a school record with just six turnovers. The Huskies have equaled the mark on seven other occasions, most recently on Feb. 6, 1993 vs. USC. Washington boasts a 5-3 record in those eight games.
Oregon State held UW to 10 fewer rebounds than its 34.5 average entering the game. Washington was outrebounded, 38-24, for the sixth time in the last seven games. In the second half, the Beavers played the Huskies even on the offensive glass, pulling down seven offensive boards to equal the Huskies' seven defensive rebounds.
OSU's bench scored 39 points, opposite just 21 by the Husky bench, including a career-high 14 points (12 in the first half) by Beavers' reserve David Lucas.
The win was the seventh in the last eight games of the UW-OSU series, and the fourth in a row for the Beavers in Seattle.
After Washington opened up a 33-27 lead with 2:11 remaining in the first half, OSU mounted a 10-2 run to close the half, and extended that run to 14-2 in the second half, opening a 41-35 lead it would never relinquish.
Washington had two droughts of three minutes or longer without a field goal, including a drought of 3:34 late in the first half, and a 3:16 dry spell late in the second.
The Beavers shot a season-best 55.1 percent from the field (27x49) in tonight's game, after shooting just 31.7 percent (60x189) in their previous three contests.
Curtis Allen hit two three-pointers in the game, extending his streak of 12 straight games with a three-pointer made.
With 15 points tonight, Nate Robinson extended a streak of six straight games in double digits.