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No. 20 Washington Blasts Oregon State 96-63
Release: 02/18/2006
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Feb. 18, 2006

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Brandon Roy told himself at the half that he'd go for a triple-double against Oregon State. In the end, though, the team effort came first.

Roy scored 25 points, and had eight rebounds and nine assists before sitting out the final minutes as 20th-ranked Washington won its fourth straight with a 96-63 rout of the Beavers on Saturday night.

"It wasn't a big deal for me. It was a good game," Roy said. "I'm just happy we played a great game."

The Huskies (20-5, 9-5 Pac-10) have their first consecutive 20-win seasons since 1984-85.

Roy's layup and free throw capped a 12-2 run that put Washington ahead 79-54 midway through the second half as the game slid out of reach for Oregon State.

The Gill Coliseum crowd of 9,512 started filing out when Brandon Burmeister's layup made it 87-56 for the Huskies, who shot 53.6 percent from the floor.

"I didn't know it at the time, how close he was," coach Lorenzo Romar said of Roy's near triple-double. "If the game would have been closer, he definitely would have been in there."

Coming off a 75-72 victory at Oregon on Thursday, Washington improved to 4-3 in conference road games. UCLA and Cal sit atop the Pac-10 standings, followed closely by Stanford and Washington.

"To me, I'm just really happy we played a great game and picked up a big sweep down here on the road," Roy said. "Right now we're just playing really good basketball."

Sasa Cuic had 17 points for the Beavers (11-15, 4-11), who have lost seven of their last nine games since losing senior point guard Lamar Hurd to a groin injury.

"They made a lot of good shots, a lot of amazing shots," Cuic said. "And when stuff goes wrong on defense it affects our offense."

Oregon State was coming off their second conference win at home, a 71-62 victory Thursday over Washington State. That win snapped a six-game losing streak.

The Beavers kept it close for much of the first half and scored 11 straight points, including Chris Stephens' layup and four straight free throws from Marcel Jones and Wesley Washington to tie the score at 20.

But Oregon State, which shot 43.8 percent from the floor, couldn't take over the lead and the Huskies pulled away with an 11-3 run that made it 37-29 on Jamaal Williams' dunk.

Roy's jumper made it 44-34 and Washington went on to lead 44-37 at the break.

"Brandon was very, very good. I think his game speaks for itself," Romar said. "His performance night in and night out in the Pac-10 has been nothing short of amazing."

Ryan Appleby made five of six 3-point attempts for Washington, which has won five of its last six games against the Beavers. Bobby Jones and Williams added 12 points each.

"I've never seen them shoot that well," Beavers coach Jay John said. "They shot us right out of the fight."

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