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January 2, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Oregon game thread

IT’S OVER — Oregon 90-79. Here’s the stats.
FANS LEAVING — Oregon leads 87-73 with 1:18 left.
OVERTON REFUSES TO GO AWAY — Overton has scored UW’s last six baskets. Oregon 79-69.
SLOWING DOWN — Got to slow down on the thread. Tough sledding for UW. It would be a mini-miracle if they came back in this one. Oregon 78-63 with 5:34 left.
IT’S A 13-POINT DEFICIT — Not sure if UW has what it takes to come back in this game. Armstead is too good with the ball and Oregon has enough shooters and big guys to continue scoring. UW has its best offensive lineup in with Thomas, Pondexter, Suggs, Turner and Breshers. Oregon 76-63.
ARMSTEAD TAKING OVER — Armstead is having no problems blowing past whoever is in front of him. Overton had him in check for a little while, but when Armstead wants to get to the rim, there’s no stopping him. And when UW comes to help, he finds Oregon’s big guys for layups. Oregon 69-61 with 7:51 left.
NEARLY PERFECT — Thomas has sank 11 of 12 FTs. Oregon 69-61.
BONUS TIME — Both teams are shooting free throws on every foul. Oregon 63-56.
TV TIMEOUT — The Huskies still haven’t figured out Oregon’s offense and the Ducks have disrupted UW’s offense with a zone and 3/4 court pressure. Oregon 63-53.
TRANSITION DEFENSE — Oregon is repeatedly beating UW down the court. Even on made baskets. On one trip, Thomas yelled at guys to get back. Romar is saying the same thing. Oregon 60-53.
DEFENSIVE STOPPER — Romar put Overton on Armstead. That seems to be working. Oregon 52-48.
SLOW START — Oregon picked up where it left off and UW has yet to regain its composure. Armstead is taking over with dribble drives and layups. When he wasn’t scoring, Wislon sank a layup. Precarious moment for UW. Oregon 50-42.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — It’s only the second time this season UW has trailed at home at the half. The Huskies were down 29-24 against Montana. UW had control of the game and led by as much as eight points (31-23). At that point, Oregon pushed its guards up defensively and made it difficult for UW to start it’s offense. The Ducks forced a few turnovers went on a 9-0 run to take its first lead (32-31). Oregon finished the half with a 19-10 run. During the spurt, the Ducks made six layups.
Thomas (13 points) and Gaddy (four assists) are the early stars for UW. On the flip side, Armstead (11 points) and Porter (11 points) are leading Oregon.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — Oregon 42-41.
LOOKING FOR A SPARK — Romar put Clarence Trent in the game. He does this when the team isn’t playing well and he needs something to happen. Oregon 40-37.
OUT OF SYNC — UW has just five turnovers but it seems like twice as many. Oregon turned the game around when it began to extend its defense and pick up 3/4 court. Similar to Thursday, the Huskies have had problems getting the ball across half court and getting into their offense. UW had a 31-23 lead. Now it trails 38-33.
DUCKS RUNNING — Oregon is on a 9-0 run. Longmire just picked Overton in the open court and converted a fastbreak layup. Oregon 32-31.
NO SHAW — Assistant Jim Shaw is not on the bench. A UW official said he has a stomach illness similar to what Suggs had. UW 31-25.
THOMAS LEFT THE COURT — With 7:41 remaining, Thomas walked off the court briefly and appears to be hobbling a bit after diving for a loose ball. UW 29-23.
SUGGS WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? — Suggs adds a new dimension to UW’s offense. When he’s on the floor, he extends the defense. Suggs drained two three-pointers and he’s causing Oregon fits. Coach Ernie Kent yelled at his guys to stay with Suggs. UW 24-18.
HEATING UP — Suggs gave up a three to Porter and on the ensuing possession, he drained a three-pointer. UW 21-13.
SECOND SUB — Suggs checked in for Thomas. UW 14-8.
FIRST SUBS — Venoy Overton, Justin Holiday, Tyreese Breshers are in for Gaddy, Bryan-Amaning and Gant. UW 11-8.
STRANGE PAIRING — Singler is defending Pondexter, which is a good matchup for UW. I thought they’d put Wilson on him. Also, Porter is defending Gaddy. UW 7-4.
GOOD START — Thomas sank a three from the top of the key and Dunigan was called for travel on the other end. UW 3-0.
LOOKS LIKE A BORDER WAR — Full house today. Packed to the rafters. And loud. Should be a good game. UW is going for its 19th straight win at home.
STARTING LINEUPS — No change for UW: Isaiah Thomas, Abdul Gaddy, Quincy Pondexter, Darnell Gant and Matthew Bryan-Amaning.
F – Jamil Wilson
F – E.J. Singler
C – Michael Dunigan
G -Malcolm Armstead
G – Tajuan Porter
SUGGS ON THE FLOOR — Scott Suggs, who missed Thursday’s game because of a stomach illness, is on the court and looks as if he’ll be available today.
EARLIER TODAY — Arizona beat UCLA 77-63. I missed on that game. Figured Jamelle Horne (17 points) and Derrick Williams (16) would have big games, but who knew Kyle Fogg would score 25. He was averaging 7.8 points this season.
DAWG PACK — The student section is in full regalia sporting a Mexican theme in tribute to Oregon coach Ernie Kent. Why? Google it.
ON TV — FSN again has the call. The station tweaked the lineup and has Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens and Tom Glasglow. Nicole Zaloumis has the sideline reporting.

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