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March 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Oregon State live game thread

IT’S OVER — OSU 86-84.
HERE WE GO AGAIN — Wroten missed two more. OSU 84-83, 6.2.
MISSED — Wroten missed both free throws. OSU 84-83, 17.5.
OH MY — Cunningham drove for a layup and got a foul on Gaddy. UW timeout. He’ll shoot one when play resumes. OSU 84-83, 31.8.
HERE WE GO — UW 83-82, 42.9 seconds.
ANYBODY’S GAME — UW 77-73, 2:59.
BYE, BYE N’DIAYE — N’Diaye fouled out. UW 77-71, 3:22.
POOR FT SHOOTING — Ross missed two gimmes. Before that, Wilcox missed the first of a one and one. UW 73-69, 4:34.
DOWN THE STRETCH — UW 67-60, 7:53.
ROLLING NOW — Wilcox missed a layup, but Wroten flushed the putback dunk and screamed. UW 66-58, 8:39.
CHARGE — Wilcox stepped in front of Cunningham for a charge. On the other end Ross drained a mid-range jumper. UW 61-56, 9:55.
UP AGAIN — Wroten gave the Huskies a 55-54 lead with a free throw at the 12:04 mark. The Huskies are going to the line after the media timeout.
GADDY AND GANT — Who would have thought the Huskies would make a comeback with Gaddy and Gant. Wilcox tied the score with a three-pointer. UW 54-54, 12:32.
GADDY HURTING — Gaddy walked off holding his right elbow. Maybe he hit his funny bone. He’s being looked at by the trainers. Looks like he’ll be OK. OSU 54-49, 13:56.
FOUL TROUBLE — N’Diaye has four fouls. He’s out. Simmons is in. OSU 52-49, 14:15.
MOMENTUM TURNING — UW has gotten a few stops and the small contingent of fans are in it now. Gaddy and Gant just drained three-pointers. The Huskies are on a 7-0 run and it’s been 11-5 for UW since halftime. OSU 51-44, 15:41.
IF NOT NOW, WHEN? — The Huskies are trading baskets, but they need stops. OSU 51-39, 17:04.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — The score was tied 24-24 when the Beavers closed the first half with a 22-9 run. It’s not as if the Huskies fell apart, but OSU simply began to execute offensive and UW couldn’t stop it. The Beavers scored inside with Moreland, Burton and Cunningham and they peppered UW with perimeter shooting from Starks. It was quite the offensive display. OSU is shooting 48.6 percent from the field, UW 39.4.
Starks is 3 of 3 on three-pointers and leads all scorers with 11, Collier and Cunningham each have 10. Wroten has 10.
The Huskies need to take something away, either the inside game or the perimeter. They may have to live with Starks bombing away just to stop Collier and Moreland from getting to the basket. OSU is the highest scoring team in the conference and it shows.
Washington must also avoid the careless turnovers. By my unofficial count, at least half of their 12 turnovers are unforced. OSU has scored 12 points off of turnovers.
Washington is 4 of 13 on three-pointers while OSU is 3 of 5. The Huskies are 3 of 5 at the line and OSU is 7 of 11.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — OSU 46-33.


DOUBLE BONUS — Every foul sends the Beavers to the line for two shots. OSU 44-33, 53 seconds.
BIG UH-OH — Ross is defending 280-pound Burton in the post. Just mismatches all over the place in favor of the Beavers. OSU 43-31, 2:06.
UH-OH — The Huskies are in a bad stretch and can’t seem to get a hold of OSU’s shooters. The Beavers are starting to hit on the outside and Starks has drained a few shots, including a three-pointer that gave OSU a 34-25 lead. On the next possession, Gaddy drained a much-needed three-pointer. But seconds later, Collier got loose for a layup despite being fouled. OSU 36-28, 3:58.
OSU RUNNING — The Beavers are on a 7-0 run. The Huskies have missed on their last three possessions. OSU 31-24, 5:00.
BE AGGRESSIVE — Cunningham is playing like a POY candidate. He’s taking it strong to the rack. OSU 29-24, 5:29.
NOT A PASSER — Ross made an ill-advised pass on a fastbreak to N’Diaye. On the next possession, Ross took it himself to the basket for a layup. UW 24-24, 5:44.
ALL SQUARE — UW 22-22, 6:40.
RUNNING — The Huskies are on a 6-0 run thanks to Wroten who scored two layups and Ross who drained a mid-range jumper. Looks as if UW is starting to find its offensive groove. UW 21-19, 7:45.
PICKING UP — The action and energy is starting to increase. Both teams are getting into it. Cunningham has gotten free for two dunks and the Huskies have to keep a body on him. The Beavers are torching the Huskies inside. OSU 17-15, 11:03
SUBS — C.J. Wilcox and Austin Seferian-Jenkins are in. UW 12-11, 12:39.
SLOPPY — UW has four unforced turnovers. Wroten threw a lazy pass intercepted by Cunningham who flushed a dunk. OSU 11-10, 13:24.
GP ARRIVES — Gary Payton walked in and he doesn’t look happy. UW 8-7, 15:18.
FIRST SUB — Desmond Simmons is in for Gant. UW 8-7, 15:24.
MORE MATCHUPS — Gaddy has Cunningham.
MATCHUPS — N’Diaye is on Moreland, Gant has Brandt, Wroten has Starks. Ross rejected Starks layup attempt which sparked Wroten’s layup. UW 3-0, 19:02.
GREEN, NO GP — A.C. Green is sitting courtside. Still no sign of Payton.
STARTING LINEUPS — No change for UW: Abdul Gaddy, Tony Wroten Jr., Terrence Ross, Darnell Gant and Aziz N’Diaye.
OSU: F Eric Moreland, F Devon Collier, C Angus Brandt, G Jared Cunningham and G Ahmad Starks.
LATE-ARRIVING CROWD — I’m counting 1,000 or so folks in the stands. Seriously.
PONDEXTER IN THE HOUSE — Quincy Pondexter just walked in.
ON THIS DAY 25 YEARS AGO — Compliments of Gary Dougherty. On March 8, 1987 UCLA knocked off Washington 76-64 in the first Pac-10 tournament championship game. The top-seeded Bruins were led by Pooh Richardson and Reggie Miller. UW’s Chris Welp led all scorers with 25 points. Washington (#3 seed) had swept UCLA 2-0 in Conference play. For more info, go to his blog Horse Racing/Seattle Sports.
FORMER SONICS IN THE HOUSE — Former Sonics Gary Payton and Brent Barry are expected to attend today’s game. Both starred at OSU.
FIRST ON THE FLOOR — Martin Breunig and Terrence Ross were the first out of the locker room and on the floor as always. The rest of the team arrived a few minutes later. They’re going through stretching exercises. No Oregon State players on the court just yet.

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, top 25

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