Washington 78, Oregon 66
Bank of America Arena; Seattle, Wash.
February 22, 2003
Washington's win improved the Huskies to 173-98 all-time against Oregon, and snapped a three-game Ducks winning streak in the series. It does, however, mark UW's second win over Oregon in Seattle in as many years, and its fourth in the last six games at home vs. UO.
Washington scored 40 points in the paint, to just 14 for Oregon. In fact, the Ducks made almost as many baskets from three-point range (9x25, .360) as they did from inside the three-point line (12x38, .315).
The second half featured two ties and six lead changes, the final change coming at the 11:17 mark, when Nate Robinson scored on a put-back underneath to give the Huskies a 46-45 lead they would never fully relinquish (one more tie at 49-49 with 9:09 to go).
Freshman Brandon Roy scored a career-high 13 points, more than doubling his previous high of six. Roy also tallied career-highs in rebounds (7, was six) and assists (3, was two).
Washington's bench outscored Oregon's, 34-22, with reserve Curtis Allen leading all UW scorers with 17 points.
After trailing 6-4 early, Washington mounted a 16-3 run over the next 7:17 to take a 23-9 lead with 9:47 remaining. During the run, Washington held Oregon to just one basket over a 7:55 span, while Curtis Allen scored eight poin trs.
The Huskies outrebounded the Ducks, 41-39, marking the first time the Huskies have outrebounded an opponent since Feb. 6 vs. Arizona, a span of six games.
Oregon junior Luke Ridnour saw his Pac-10 record string of 62 consecutive free throws made come to an end. Ridnour made his first three free throws today, before missing with 1:31 remaining in the game.
After Oregon cut the UW lead to one, at 55-54 with 6:08 remaining, Washington embarked on a 9-0 run over the next 2:57 - including five points by Curtis Allen - to take a 10-point lead with 3:11 to go. Washington held Oregon without a basket for 3:27 of the second half, before Luke Ridnour scored a layin with 2:41 to go.
The Huskies mounted a second run, scoring eight points in 1:02 from 2:15 to 1:03 in the second half, holding Oregon without a basket over that same span.