Washington Downs Pac-10 Rival Oregon State
February 11, 1999
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Todd MacCulloch scored 24 points Thursday night as Washington won for the eighth time in nine games, beating Oregon State 82-69 in Pacific-10 men's basketball.
The Huskies (15-7 overall, 8-4 Pacific-10) handed the Beavers (11-10, 5-7) their first loss this season at Gill Coliseum, ending OSU's 10-game home court win streak.
Washington took control for good by outscoring Oregon State 33-7 during a stretch of 11 minutes, 45 seconds late in the first half and early in the second.
During that time the Huskies went from a 24-24 tie to a 57-31 lead with 13:14 to play.
MacCulloch, Washington's 7-foot senior center, began making his presence felt during that run. He scored 15 of his points in that stretch, shooting 7 for 10 from the field while Donald Watts added eight point and Deon Luton added six as the Huskies extended their lead.
Watts and Senque Carey finished with 18 points each for Washington and Luton added 13.
Carey also had 10 rebounds and six assists, while Watts had six assists and MacCulloch nine rebounds.
For OSU, Josh Steinthal led the way with 18 points and Deaundra Tanner added 17. Tanner also had 10 rebounds and five assists; Clifton Jones had nine points and 12 rebounds for Oregon State.
Oregon State managed to close the gap in the final minutes, cutting the deficit to 68-55 with 2:30 left and eventually getting within 76-66 on Steinthal's three-pointer with 39 seconds left.
Washington hit its free-throws in the closing seconds, though, to keep a safe lead.
Washington had looked ready to blow the game open early, jumping to leads of 9-0 and 14-2. However OSU climbed back with a 16-4 run midway through the first half and tied things at 24-24 on Steinthal's three-pointer with 4:36 left in the half.