Feb. 16, 2006
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Senior Brandon Roy led No. 20 Washington in scoring again. A freshman forward turned out to the hero the 75-72 victory over Oregon on Thursday night.
Jon Brockman rebounded Roy's miss in the final minute and his putback gave the Huskies the lead for good.
"He is a very good offensive rebounder," Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said of Brockman. "He's got a knack to know where the ball is going, he made some valuable buckets for us."
Jamaal Williams added 17 points and Brockman finished with 14 for Washington (19-5, 8-5 Pac-10), which has beaten the Ducks five straight times.
Brockman had 12 points and six of his seven rebounds in the second half.
"The coaches pulled me aside at halftime and said 'Hey, you gotta start playing,"' Brockman said. "That lit a little fire under me."
Maarty Leunen had a chance to tie the game for Oregon, but his 3-point attempt went off the front of the rim at the buzzer.
Chamberlain Oguchi led the Ducks (11-15, 5-9) with 21 points, while Malik Hairston had 18 and Ivan Johnson 12.
It was Oregon's fourth straight loss by three points or less, and seventh of the season.
There were five ties and six lead changes in the second half.
It was 70-70 with 45 seconds left when Roy's layup was blocked by Oguchi. But Brockman grabbed the rebound and laid it in.
Hairston was called for an offensive foul, his fifth, at the other end, giving the ball back to the Huskies with 32 seconds left.
After a quick foul by Oregon, Justin Dentmon made two free throws with 25 seconds left, giving the Huskies their largest lead of the half since 53-49 with 12:40 to play.
A layup by Oregon's Jordan Kent made it 74-72, and Dentmon made one of two free throws with 10 seconds left.
Aaron Brooks brought the ball up court for Oregon, was trapped at the top of the key by two Washington defenders and passed to Leunen who took his shot with a hand in his face.
Washington improved to 17-1 this season when outrebounding its opponent. The Huskies finished with a 36-17 advantage on the boards, including 19 offensive rebounds that were turned into 26 second-chance points. Oregon had four second-chance points.
"We played hard enough and well enough but I don't think anybody can keep them off the boards," said Oregon coach Ernie Kent, who reacted angrily to numerous calls by the officials late in the game.
"When the game is over, there's nothing you can say about the officiating. The officiating had nothing to do with 19 offensive rebounds."s.