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Huskies Earn Big Pac-10 Win Over Oregon
Release: 02/12/2004
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Feb 13, 2004

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AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE - Nate Robinson scored 20 points, and Brandon Roy and Bobby Jones added 18 apiece to lead Washington to an 83-74 win over Oregon on Thursday night.

Mike Jensen had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (11-9, 6-6 Pac-10), who turned it on midway through the second half. Washington closed with a 31-9 run that left the Ducks (11-7, 6-5) angry and frustrated.

The 5-foot-9 Robinson punctuated the victory with an uncontested dunk at the horn, and the teams scuffled at the scorer's table afterward. Coaches pushed players to the locker rooms, and Oregon's Andre Joseph had to be restrained by teammates.

Oregon standout Luke Jackson, limited to three minutes in the first half because of early foul trouble, finished with a season-low 11 points. The Ducks, averaging 15.4 turnovers, hurt themselves with a season-high 26.

Joseph led Oregon with 19 points, and Mitch Platt and Ian Crosswhite each scored 15 for the Ducks, who had won four of five against Washington but remained winless in their last three visits to Seattle.

The Huskies reached a high mark in their second season under coach Lorenzo Romar. The victory means Washington will have its most Pac-10 wins since the 1999 team finished the conference schedule 10-8.

Roy and Robinson had six points at the break and Jones had five, but they helped the Huskies erase a 36-29 halftime deficit that grew as large as 65-52 with 9:34 to play after dunks by Jackson and Joseph.

Washington turned the momentum with a 15-0 burst that included nine straight points without allowing Oregon to take a shot.

The Huskies were aided in that run by an intentional foul call against Jay Anderson for pushing Jones, which led to five Washington points on a single possession midway through the second half.

Jackson's foul trouble didn't seem to be an issue after he returned to start the second half. Oregon took a 41-34 lead after Jackson hit a jumper, tossed an assist to Crosswhite and Platt made a free throw in the opening minutes.

The Huskies, though, are a second-half team, and they steadily slowed the Ducks. Jones scored three baskets and Will Conroy had a three-point play during an 11-4 burst that tied it at 45 with 15:51 remaining.

Oregon settled down, answering with a 10-0 run to force a Washington timeout. Platt scored twice while Jackson and Joseph each hit a 3-pointer during the spurt, and Jackson added another 3-pointer to make it 58-45 with 13:25 to play.

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