March 5, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Washington (20-9, 10-7 Pac-10) will carry several streaks into its regular season finale on Saturday (5:00 p.m. tip) in Corvallis against Oregon State (14-15, 8-9). The Huskies have won three-straight road games and have beat the Beavers in five-straight games, but will have to take down OSU on senior day if they hope to continue their winning ways.
FSN-NW will televise the game with Rich Burk calling the action and Lamar Hurd providing analysis. The ISP Sports Radio Network will broadcast the game with Bob Rondeau supplying the play-by-play and Jason Hamilton providing color commentary. Live Gamertracker is available for free and audio is available by paid subscription on the Dawg Channel All-Access on GoHuskies.com.
About Oregon State...
The Beavers enter the last game on the regular season with a 14-15 record (9-5 at home), 8-9 in Pac-10. They have struggled at times this season, and haven't swept a Pac-10 weekend or won three games in in a row in conference. The Beavers are led by the all-around talented senior Seth Tarver, who contributes 10.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg and leads the Pac-10 with 2.2 steals per game. Calvin Haynes (a prep teammate at South Kent of Isaiah Thomas and Matthew Bryan-Amaning, who were all coached by UW assistant Raphael Chillious) leads the Beavers in scoring at 12.7 per game. Oregon State is holding teams to 60.4 points per game (third in the conference) and leads the Pac-10 with 8.3 spg. Since the Huskies scored 76 points against Oregon State in Seattle, the Beavers have not let a Pac-10 opponent score more than 66 in a game. Craig Robinson is in his second year as coach at OSU and has a 32-33 record at the school.
UW And Oregon State History...
Washington leads the all-times series between the two schools by a 149-135 margin since the first meeting in 1904. Washington has won five-straight overall in the series, and their last loss in the series came at Gill Coliseum a 73-65 decision in 2007. Washington is 47-95 at Gill, but has won three out of their last four on the road at Oregon State. Husky coach Lorenzo Romar is 11-4 all-time against the Beavers, all decisions coming during his UW tenure. OSU coach Craig Robinson is 0-3 all-time against UW.
Last Time Out For Washington
Quincy Pondexter had a career-high 34 points and 10 rebounds Thursday as UW kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive with an 86-72 victory over Oregon.Pondexter dazzled with an array of dunks and drives, going 14 for 18 from the field. Isaiah Thomas added 14 points for the Huskies (20-9, 10-7 Pac-10). Pondexter's point total was the most by an opposing player against Oregon this season.Washington trailed early in the second half before pulling away with an 11-0 run that made it 54-44 with 16:18 to play. Justin Holiday scored eight points during that stretch on two 3-pointers and a jumper. He finished with 10 points. Tajuan Porter had 18 points and Michael Dunigan 16 for the Ducks (14-15, 6-11), who shot 50 percent from the field in the first half but 27.5 percent in the second. It was the third straight win on the road for the Huskies, who started the season 0-7 on the road.
Pac-10 Tournament Scenarios
Washington can finish anywhere from second to fourth in the Pac-10 Conference depending on Saturday. Washington holds the tie-breaker over Arizona State based on a victory over California, while Arizona would hold a tie-breaker over Washington if they somehow each finished 10-8 in Pac-10 play. Arizona would have to beat USC to get to 10-8 and UW would have to lose to OSU - giving Arizona the edge because UW was swept by USC.
Last Time They Met...
Quincy Pondexter scored 20 points, Isaiah Thomas added 19 and No. 17 Washington opened Pac-10 play holding on in the final minutes for a 76-70 win over Oregon State. Venoy Overton scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half as Washington used a big surge over the final 12 minutes before the break to build a lead that withstood all of OSU's charges in the second half. UW closed the first half on a 33-14 run that gave the Huskies a 10-point halftime lead. They needed all of that lead as OSU trimmed an 11-point deficit with 4:28 left down to three in the final minute, but couldn't draw any closer. Roeland Schaftenaar led OSU with 16 points as the Beavers saw their brief two-game win streak snapped following an up-and-down non-conference performance.