Men's Hoops Falls to Pac-10 Rival Oregon
February 13, 1999
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Darius Wright led five Oregon players in double-digit scoring with 17 as the Ducks rode 50 second-half points to a 94-81 victory against Washington Saturday night.
The Huskies (15-8, 8-5) Todd MacCulloch, who leads the nation in shooting accuracy with a field goal shooting percentage of 69.4 was contained by the Ducks' (13-9, 5-8) three-man center rotation.
The Husky center scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds but was only 7 for 15 from the field and 12-20 from the freethrow line.
The Ducks in turn got a combined 22 points and 11 rebounds from Mike Carson, Flo Hartenstien and freshman Chris Christoffersen.
Washington quickly eclipsed a two-point halftime deficit by scoring the first four points of the second half to go up 46-42, its biggest lead of the game.
Oregon responded and with the score tied at 50 the Ducks went on an 18-6 run to put them up 68-56 six and a half minutes into the second half.
The Huskies were able to drop the gap to seven points 76-69 but a layin by A.D. Smith followed by a three-pointer from Terik Brown put Oregon's lead back over 10 points where it stayed for the remainder of the game.
Smith scored 16 points and led the Ducks with 10 rebounds.
Brown added 14 including his 200th and 201st three-pointer, the second highest ever at Oregon.
Brown also became the 20th player in school history to score 1,000 points.
Donald Watts and Senque Carey chipped in 18 each for Washington. The win was Oregon's third straight. For Washington the loss broke a five-game winning streak.