IT’S OVER — OSU 68-56.
DEFINITELY NOT GOOD — Looks like UW is headed to another loss. Holiday missed a three-pointer. OSU 67-56, 1:01.
ANOTHER THOMAS TURNOVER — Thomas lost the ball again off the dribble. On the other end, Haynes sank one of two free throws. It’s panic time for the Huskies. OSU 63-54, 1:32.
NOT GOOD — Haynes scored on a layup despite being fouled. He sank the ensuing free throw. OSU 62-54, 1:48.
ARIZONA-STANFORD UPDATE — Arizona is up 64-62 with 3:03 left.
UH-OH — OSU 58-52, 2:53.
THOMAS OUT OF CONTROL — Thomas has been careless with the ball in the last few minutes. He lost his dribble minutes earlier and Buron tied him up to gain possession for the Beavers. Time is running out for the Huskies. OSU 56-52, 3:43.
ANOTHER DROUGHT SNAPPED — Thomas sank two free throws that snapped a long drought. OSU 54-52, 4:33.
THOMAS’ TROUBLES — Thomas has just five points. Needless to say, it’s not his best game so far. OSU 54-50, 4:57.
HALFWAY DOWN — Suggs shot a trey that nearly dropped before rattlign out. OSU 53-50, 5:53.
WSU-OREGON UPDATE — Oregon 56, WSU 30.
SUGGS TO THE RESCUE — Just when it seemed as if OSU was gaining momentum, Suggs drained a three-pointers. OSU 53-50, 7:19.
NIP AND TUCK — Feels like the game will decided in the final minutes. The lead is sea-sawing back and forth. Neither team is able to break away. UW 44-43, 11:17.
OBLIGATORY COMMENT ON PAC-10 REFS — The officials missed two traveling violations on the Huskies (Wilcox and Bryan-Amaning). Oh well. UW 42-41, 12:17.
THREE ON MBA — Bryan-Amaning picked up his third foul trying to stop Cunningham’s layup. OSU 41-39, 12:38.
WHERE’S THE OFFENSE? — Suggs is on the bench with a career-high 15 points. Who’s going to score for the Huskies? UW 39-39, 12:38.
GOOD DEFENSE — Holiday moved his feet and drew an offensive foul on Collier. On the other end, Thomas was given an offensive foul. UW 37-37, 14:53.
TECHNICAL — Robinson picked up a technical for yelling at the official after a no-call on Brandt. Robinson is hot. He wanted a foul, but it looked as if Brandt lost the ball and Holiday tracked it down in the corner. Suggs shot the free throws. He made one of two. UW 37-37, 15:27.
TROUBLE? — If Suggs cools off, the Huskies might have problems. He missed two three-pointers. OSU 36-34, 17:41.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
GUESS THE UW CONTEST WINNER — Just met cwg and he picked up his prize.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — The Huskies need to be thankful Suggs is on fire because he has nearly half of their points. Suggs has a career-high 14 points on the road and he’s one shy of his overall best. He’s connected on 4 of 6 shots, all three-pointers. No other Husky has more than five points and no one looks completely comfortable offensively.
Holiday blew a point-blank layup. Bryan-Amaning is 2 for 6 and he’s been unable to get his hook shot to fall for him. Thomas is 2 for 7 and 1 for 4 on three-pointers.
If anyone had a problem with the Huskies taking 31 three-pointers on Sunday at WSU, well they’re on pace to blow past that mark. They’ve taken 6 for 19 treys. Without Suggs, the rest of the team is 2 for 14 behind the arc. They’re good shots, but they’re not falling.
On the other end, OSU has a balanced attack. The Beavers are shooting 44.4 percent from the field. No one has more than six points. OSU has been able to get inside for dunks and layups. And the Beavers have gone to the line 13 times and made six.
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HALTIME — UW 32-32.
HADN’T SEEN THAT IN AWHILE — Suggs went to the line for the first time in 12 games. He sank both shots. OSU 28-26, 1:50.
NICE SHOT — Gant stopped a mini-scoring drought with a mid-range baseline jumper. UW had failed to score on five previous possessions. This game is ugly. No offensive rhythm for either team. Ragged play. UW 22-22, 3:39.
LOOK OUT — Apparently no one told Thomas that Collier was coming in from behind. The OSU freshmen blocked Thomas’ three-pointer to start a fast break that ended with a Haynes layup. OSU 22-20.
DOUBLE BONUS — The Beavers are in the double bonus on the next foul. UW 20-20, 5:36.
DROUGHT OVER — The Huskies missed seven straight three-pointers before Wilcox drained a trey. UW 20-19, 7:08.
SHOOT! — Romar yelled “Shoot” to Wilcox. And as soon as he touched the ball, Wilcox shot a three-pointer that sailed long. OSU 19-17, 7:59.
HOLIDAY IS KIND OF OFF — Not sure what’s up with Holiday, but he seems out of it. Starks just tied him up. Holiday has also missed some open shots, not to mention the blown layup.
SUBS — Wilcox checked in and Bryan-Amaning returned. UW 17-16, 8:46.
IT’S ONE OF THOSE GAMES — Holiday blew an open layup. Then he clanked the open putback. OSU grabbed the rebound and Haynes sank a pretty layup. OSU 15-15, 10:25.
IT’S RAGGED — The game got ugly. The Huskies can’t get anything going inside and they’re committing turnovers again. The Beavers are having similar problems. How long can Romar keep Bryan-Amaning on the bench. Can’t imagine he’ll sit until the second half. UW 13-13, 11:33.
OSU’S PROBLEM — The Beavers have just one point guard and Starks is a freshman. Haynes is a shooting guard. UW 13-13, 12:26.
QUICK TIMEOUT — UW coach Lorenzo Romar called a quick timeout. OSU has scored six straight points. Ross just allowed an easy layup. UW 11-10, 14:26.
TWO FOR MBA — Bryan-Amaning collected his second foul going for an offensive rebound. He’s out of the game. N’Diaye is back. UW 11-8, 14:39.
SECOND SUB — Terrence Ross and Venoy Overton checked in for Holiday and Suggs.
MEDIA TIMEOUT — Good start for the Huskies. They failed to score on the first four possessions, but they’re knocking down the outside shot. Washington made an effort early on to go inside, but the three-pointers are open. If the Huskies are able to make a good number of uncontested 3s, this game won’t be close. UW 11-6, 15:11.
FIRST SUB — Darnell Gant is in for N’Diaye, UW 11-4, 15:43.
THOMAS TO SUGGS — Thomas has made two passes to Suggs for three-pointers. UW 6-4, 16:42.
NEW WRINKLE — OSU starts in a 2-3 zone that forced a three-second violation on N’Diaye.
WE’RE NOT IN PULLMAN — Nothing may compare to the chaotic environs at Friel Court, but things are considerably more muted tonight. It’s maybe half full when the starting lineups are being announced. The Huskies received some boos and catcalls, but it was kind of lame. And the OSU pre-game introductions leaves something to be desired. For my money, nobody does it better than the Cougars.
WILCOX IS AVAILABLE — Redshirt freshman C.J. Wilcox has been cleared by the medical staff after suffering a concussion in last week’s practice. He sat out Sunday at WSU.
STARTING LINEUPS — No change for UW: Thomas, Aziz N’Diaye, Bryan-Amaning, Scott Suggs and Justin Holiday.
OSU: G Jared Cunningham, Starks, Burton, Brandt and G Devon Collier.
OSU CHANGES STARTING LINEUPS — Beavers coach Craig Robinson has three new starters: G Ahmad Starks, F Joe Burton and C Angus Brandt. Burton is 6 foot 7 and Brandt is 6-10. I’m guessing Robinson is going with a bigger lineup to slow down UW’s Matthew Bryan-Amaning.
LATE-ARRIVING CROWD — We’re about 15 minutes away from tip off and the place is about a quarter filled with fans.
NAME THAT TUNE — The OSU band is walking around the arena playing “Alright Now,” which is a catchy tune. The News Tribune’s Don Ruiz tells me it’s Stanford’s fight song. I ask: “Does OSU have a fight song?” He said: “Yeah. And that’s not it.” Minutes later, the band played the school’s fight song, but I don’t know the name.
ON THE FLOOR — The Huskies are on the court. Terrence Ross and Isaiah Thomas were the first players on the floor. All UW players are present and accounted for.
BROADCAST CREW — Rich Burk and former Beaver Lamar Hurd are broadcasting the game tonight.
THANKS OSU — Give thanks to Oregon State for changing the start time of tonight’s game to 6 p.m. to accommodate FSN and allow the network to televise the game. Originally it wasn’t scheduled for television.