March 14, 2013
|#6 WASHINGTON vs. #3 OREGON
Thursday, March 14 | 8:38 pm (PT) | MGM Grand Garden Arena
Live Stats | Live Video | TV: ESPNU | Radio: KJR 950 AM & 102.9 FM (Affiliates)
LOS ANGELES - The evening session of the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday pits Washington (18-14, 9-9 Pac-12) and Oregon (23-8, 12-6 Pac-12) against each other at 8:38 p.m. The Huskies are coming off a 64-62 win over Washington State on Wednesday that saw Washington blow a 19-point second half lead and only score two points in the final 8:35 of the game. Here is Gregg Bell's recap from last night: Suggs, Huskies Survive WSU 64-62.
ESPNU will broadcast Thursday's game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ted Robinson and Bill Walton will call the action, while Yogi Roth and Ashley Adamson will provide sideline reports. Locally, the game will be broadcast over the radiowaves by IMG College Sports Network and KJR Sportsradio 950 AM and 102.9 FM with Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton calling the action. In addition, UW Director of Writing Gregg Bell will chat live from press row for GoHuskies.com.
• Abdul Gaddy had 11 assists vs. Washington State, the second highest game total he's had in his career. He is up to 455 for his career and needs 12 more to move to second all-time in UW history and 7 to become the first Husky with 150 assists in a season twice.
• Over the last 5 games Scott Suggs has averaged 18.0 ppg, shot .647 (33x51) from the field and .531 (17x32) from 3-point range. The rest of the team is 11x45 (.244) from 3-point range during that same stretch.
• Lorenzo Romar is 14-6 (.700) all-time as a coach in the Pac-12 Tournament. His win total trails only Lute Olson (16). The Huskies are 17-11 all-time in the tourney and trail only Arizona's 19 wins.
• The Huskies moved to 7-1 in games in which they have more assists than turnovers after the WSU game.
Washington vs. Oregon
Washington owns a 187-107 series lead over the Ducks since the schools first played in 1904. This will be the 295th game between the two schools, the 2nd longest rivalry in the conference, trailing only the Oregon-OSU. Oregon swept the Huskies in the regular season for the first time since 1995. Abdul Gaddy led UW with 15.0 ppg and C.J. Wilcox had 11.5 ppg in the 2 contests. UO last won three in a row vs. UW from a stretch in 2002-03. The Ducks have not beat the Huskies 3 times in the same season since 1954. Washington has won 13 of the last 21 games, including twice in Seattle last season. The last time the two teams met in non-conference action was at Alaska Airlines Arena in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NIT. It was an epic battle that saw UW hold off Oregon 90-86 to advance to the semifinals. The teams have split the two Pac-10 tournament games they have faced each other in. No. 7 seed Oregon beat No. 2 UW in 2006 as Chamberlain Oguchi scored all 22 of his points in the last 14 1/2 minutes to propel the Ducks to the upset. In the last Pac-10 tourney meeting, Washington won 69-51 on its way to the 2011 championship. Wilcox had 14 points that night and Scott Suggs had 10. Lorenzo Romar is 15-10 in all games vs. the Ducks, 10-2 at home, 1-1 at the Pac-12 tournament, 4-7 in Eugene. Dana Altman is 4-4 in his career against Washington.
Last Time Out Vs. The Ducks: Oregon 65, UW 52 (2/13)
AP - Johnathan Loyd scored all 11 of his points in the second half, Damyean Dotson finished with 13 and Oregon snapped a two-game road losing streak with a 65-52 win over Washington on Wednesday night. The Ducks (20-5, 9-3 Pac-12) had dropped three of four, losing their grasp on sole possession of first place in the conference. Washington leading scorer C.J. Wilcox continued to struggle. He missed his first six shots and finished 3-of-13 for nine points. Washington shot just 35 percent and its 52 points tied for the third-fewest in a game during Lorenzo Romar's tenure as coach. Abdul Gaddy led the Huskies (13-12, 5-7) with 17 points. The loss was Washington's largest in conference play and continued a surprising slide after beginning the Pac-12 season 4-0. Washington trimmed the deficit to seven and had a chance to get closer, but Aziz N'Diaye missed the front end of a one-and-one. Loyd then hit a jumper at the top of the key and Dotson scored on a fast break to push the lead back to 11.