IT’S OVER — UW 90-86.
JUST A LITTLE MORE — Guess who’s going back to the line. UW 88-84, 4.3.
ALMOST DOWN NOW — Wilcox drained two FTs. He’s going back to the line. UW 86-82, 20.2.
NOT DONE YET — UW 84-82, 42.4.
SINGLER IS GONE — Gaddy took a charge on Singler. He’s out with five fouls. UW 82-79, 55.4 seconds.
SMART FOUL — N’Diaye did a great defensive job on Ashaolu, but Emory smartly fouled the big fella. He banked in the first free throw and missed the second. UW 82-77, 1:56.
LATE-GAME MANAGEMENT — It will be interesting to see if the Huskies can execute in the clutch.
WOW — Awful call on Wroten who was called for an offensive foul on what should have been a layup and free throw. UW 81-77, 2:21.
FOUR-GUARD LINEUP — The Huskies are taking a lot of time off the clock on each possession. It can’t tick fast enough for UW. Not sure if it’s a sound strategy just yet. There’s too much time left. On their last possession, Wroten forced an awkward shot that went out of bounds. UW never got a good shot. UW 81-76, 2:49.
WISH YOU WERE HERE — If you missed this game, then you missed a good one.
NOT DONE YET — Sim drained a long three. Crowd goes silent momentarily. UW 80-74, 3:33.
AGGRESSIVE GADDY — Gaddy got Singler to pick up his fourth foul. UW 78-71, 4:25.
NEED TO HOLD ON — The Huskies are getting a little tight offensively. UW 77-69, 5:33.
WHERE’S SIM? — Sim averages 12.3 points. He has two tonight.
LARGEST LEAD — Wilcox drained a three. Crowd goes wild again. I can hardly hear myself think. UW 75-65, 7:17.
BLOWN NON-CALL — The refs missed a travel call on Wroten. N’Diaye has four fouls. He’s staying in. UW 70-65, 8:22.
THREE ON SINGLER — Singler picked up his third foul. UW 69-65, 8:55.
DEEP THREE — Ross drained a three from Portland. It was that deep. UW 66-60.
MOUSE IN THE HOUSE — Whoever Loyd defends, the UW player is backing him down and drawing fouls or getting buckets. Ross just drew a foul and hit both shots. UW 63-58, 11:22.
BETTER DEFENSE — Huskies are shooting 61.5 percent in the 2nd half, while UO 36.4%. UW 61-58, 11:52.
MORE BOOS — The Oregon cheerleaders are on the court again. The chorus of catcalls isn’t as pronounced as it was the last time. Still pretty funny the Dawg Pack turns their back. UW 61-57, 11:54.
GETTING REALLY GOOD — The game was already good. Now things have picked up a notch. Really tense. Wroten scored on a layup and the crowd is going nuts. Amazing atmosphere. UW 61-57, 12:03.
TURNOVER — Wroten harassed Sim into a turnover. ASJ also did a great job taking what would have been a charge. UW 59-57, 12:25.
RECORD-HOLDER — Wroten ties Isaiah Thomas for UW’s all-time freshman scoring record.
GIVE ME THE BALL — With the shot-clock winding down, Wroten wanted the ball and the 6-5 guard he scored a layup over 5-8 Jonathan Loyd. UW 55-53, 14:47.
A WORD ON THE REFS — Questionable calls tonight. It’s a Pac-12 officiating crew. Ross is out and Wilcox is in. UW 51-50, 16:13.
THREE ON N’DIAYE — N’Diaye has three fouls. He’s out. ASU is in. UW 50-50, 17:17.
THREE ON ROSS — Ross picked up his third foul. Not good. He stays on the floor, partly because Romar can’t afford to sit him right now. UW 50-50, 17:38.
GOOD START — Ross drained two jumpers. UW 48-48, 18:29.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME ANALYSIS — Doesn’t appear as if Washington is executing the scouting report. The Huskies are loosing track of Singler and he’s burned them for 15 points. He’s doing a good job of using screens and getting free. A UW player runs at him and Singler makes a move to get a better shot or he gets fouled.
Washington can almost live with Woods’ points. N’Diaye is on his back and if the Oregon center scores, then he scores. Rather have convert a contested hook shot than double him and give up an open three.
Ashaolu has wiggled free at times as well and he’s running the court. Sim also has five assists and no turnovers.
The Huskies have forced just four turnovers and that’s not enough. UW needs to get steals to get its transition game going. Washington has done a nice job on the glass and leads the rebounding totals 20-15.
Ross (12 points), Wroten (nine) and Gaddy (six assists) have kept the Huskies in the game.
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HALFTIME — Oregon 46-42.
SO MUCH FOR THAT DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE — I predicted a tight, tense defensive battle. Well that’s not happening. Oregon is shooting 55.6 percent from the field and UW is at 42.4. At that this pace, both teams will reach at least 80 points. UO 43-39, 1:40.
CAN’T TOUCH SINGLER — The Huskies are running hard at Singler when he’s on the arc, but he’s putting the ball on the floor and drawing fouls. He’s 5 for 6 from the line and has a game-high 16 points. UO 39-36.
NICE SPORTSMANSHIP — Ashaolu undercut N’Diaye on a layup and went over and bumped fists before his free throw attempt. N’Diaye hit both. UO 36-33, 4:40.
TWO ON ROSS — Ross picked up his second foul. He’s out. Simmons is in. UO 34-31, 5:25.
FOUR-GUARD ATTACK — UW has switched to its four-guard lineup. Spreading the floor. Rebounding could be an issue. UO 32-31, 5:38.
GETTING THE BUSINESS — Oregon’s cheerleaders are on the court and UW fans are letting them have it. You can hardly hear the Ducks band playing over the chorus of boos. The Dawg Pack turned their backs. Funny stuff. UO 27-26,6:59.
GROWN MAN — Ashaolu is a big dude. Just mean and tough. He flushed a dunk and the Huskies didn’t want any part of defending that play. UO 25-24, 7:35.
BIG APPLAUSE — ASJ drew a charge on Woods and the crowd went crazy.
GOOD GROOVE — After an offensive drought, both teams are finding the mark. Gaddy drained a three from the corner. UO 23-22, 9:04.
SETTLING IN — Feels like both teams are settling into a little groove. Washington has hit a rut offensively and shots aren’t falling at the moment. Ross, Gant and Wilcox missed on a good looks from behind the arc on the last three possessions. UO 17-14, 11:48.
NICE SHOOTING — Singler has got loose for two threes. Looks like the Ducks have weathered the early storm. UO 17-14, 12:13.
LET’S GET PHYSICAL — So much fun watching ASJ. He’s banging with Ashaolu. UW 14-12, 12:58.
SECOND SUB — C.J. Wilxox is in for Gaddy. UW 12-19, 14:38.
TWO ON N’DIAYE — N’Diaye picked up his second foul. He’s out, Austin Seferian-Jenkins is in. UW 12-6, 14:56.
WHERE’S N’DIAYE? — The big fella is giving Woods too much room and allowing him to roam in the paint. Woods has six points on a short jumper, a hook shot and a dunk. N’Diaye, an all-conference all-defensive team pick, has got to step it up. UW 10-6, 15:52.
ZONE BUSTER — Oregon used a zone and 2-3 zone and Wroten set up at the high post, drove the lane and was blocked. N’Diaye cleaned up the miss with a putback dunk. The crowd went crazy. UW 8-6, 15:52.
GOOD SCOUT — Sim is allowing Wroten to drive right, which is the freshman’s off hand. Wroten still drew a foul and made 1 of 2. uW 6-4, 17:16.
ROSS FIRING — Ross has hit two jumpers in front of the Ducks bench. UW 5-4, 17:37.
MATCHUPS — Gaddy has Joseph, Wroten is on Sim and Ross has Singler. UO 2-0, 19:13.
FULL HOUSE? — Not sure what happened, but the place is nearly packed. Maybe everyone was in the bathrooms. It’s loud for the pre-game introductions.
STARTING LINEUPS — No change for UW: Abdul Gaddy, Tony Wroten Jr., Terrence Ross, Darnell Gant and Aziz N’Diaye.
Oregon: Garrett Sim, Devoe Joseph, Jeremy Jacob, E.J. Singler and Tony Woods.
UW IN WHITE — The Huskies are wearing their white jerseys and white shoes. Oregon is wearing black.
DECENT CROWD — We’re about six minutes away from the start and there’s about 5,000 or so folks in the arena. Maybe 6,000. Not a bad showing. Only a smattering of green. Mostly purple.
JARREAU IN WARMUPS — Freshman forward Jenard Jarreau, who is redshirting this season, is on the court participating in warm-ups. He hurt his ankle last week and was walking in a protective boot.
FORGOT TO MENTION — The UW band is here. They’ve just moved over two sections and they behind the Husky bench.
BIG GAME — It’s starting to feel a bit like a big game. ESPN is in the house and the big network brings tons of equipment, trucks and cameras who follow players everywhere. Even though it’s spring break, members of the Dawg Pack are sprinkled in the student section with about and hour to go before the game.
WELL THAT’S DIFFERENT — The Oregon band is occupying the space normally reserved for the UW band. Strange. Also the Ducks cheerleaders are on the floor.