IT’S OVER — Oregon 65-52.
AT LEAST GADDY SHOWED UP — He has 17 points. No one else has more than nine. UO 62-52, 1:07.
BEAT THE TRAFFIC — Fans are heading to the exits. UO 55-44, 3:14.
STILL A CHANCE — The Ducks have burned three timeouts in the last two minutes. They have one left and UW’s defense is getting to them. UO 51-44, 4:30.
WHERE’S THE OFFENSE — Romar put Wilcox back in the game with Suggs. I’m guessing he’s looking for offense. UO 51-42, 5:52.
FINISHING LINEUP — Not sure Romar can play Wilcox and Suggs on the floor together in this game. Wilcox is 2 for 11, Suggs is 1 for 6. Better off to go with Andrews and Gaddy. UO 48-40, 7:37.
NEED A RUN — Time is winding down on the Huskies. UO 46-38, 9:09.
GETTING CHIPPY — Simmons has gotten tangled in some battles for loose balls. He’s won most of them. UO 46-36, 10:42.
UH-OH — Huskies trail 44-34, 13:05.
GADDY HURTING — Gaddy landed hard while fighting for a loose ball. He hurt his knee and is out of the game. Andrews is in. UO 35-29, 17:09.
SECOND HALF — Same starters for both teams.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — The Huskies are fortunate to trail this game by six points. Oregon is shooting 56.5 percent (13 of 23) from the field while Washington is 37.9 percent (11 of 29) and still waiting for Wilcox and Suggs to get going.
Wilcox has seven points, but he missed his first six shots. Suggs is 1 of 4 for two points.
Without their big guns, Gaddy (seven points and four assists) and Simmons (five points and three rebounds) are leading the way.
Washington has been able to exploit Oregon’s issues at PG. Altman hasn’t had Loyd on the floor for long stretches. He’s played 12 minutes and when he sat down, freshman PG Willie Moore stayed on the bench leaving Singler to run the show. The Huskies have forced eight turnovers and have nine points from the miscues.
We’ll see if that continues in the second half.
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HALFTIME — Singler nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer, but after reviewing the play the refs waived it off. Oregon leads 33-27.
FINALLY — Wilcox made a running jumper, which snapped an 0-for-6 shooting slump. UO 30-24, 53 seconds.
NO PG, NO PROBLEM — The Ducks haven’t used a point guard in about the past three minutes. It’s somewhat amazing. Singler is directing the offense. UO 30-22, 2:20.
DANGER TIME — Washington needs to make a little run or keep Oregon from making a run. If the Ducks score a few baskets, it feels as if this game can get away from the Huskies. UO 28-20, 3:19.
STRUGGLING — Wilcox is 0 for 6. Meanwhile, Suggs made a nice play when he drove in the middle, hop-stepped and finished with a layup. He should do that more often. UO 26-20, 4:28.
BAD TO GOOD — The Huskies began the game going 1 for 8 from the floor . Since then, they’re 5 of 8. UO 18-16, 7:07.
FIRST LEAD — N’Diaye blocked Woods’ jumper. In a scramble, Simmons tipped the ball ahead to Gaddy who finished on a layup. A lot is going right for the Huskies, particularly the defense. They’re getting around screens and challenging everything. Unfortunately Wilcox has missed four open jumpers. Regardless of what he says, got to believe not practicing due to his foot injury has thrown off his timing. UW 15-14.
HERE WE GO — Gaddy with a steal and pull-up jumper. Crowd getting loud. UO 12-10, 10:42.
READY TO EXPLODE — If the Huskies would do something positive, this crowd feels as if its ready to explode. UO 12-6, 11:28.
SLOW START — Huskies trail 12-5 with 13:04 left.
FIRST SUBS — Andrew Andrews and Desmond Simmons are in for Gaddy and N’Diaye. UO 10-4, 15:05.
OLD MAN RANT — Haven’t complained about the length of player’s shorts all season, but my goodness Suggs looks as if he’s wearing culottes. UO 8-4, 15:58.
PRESIDENTS DAY — Members of the Dawg Pack are wearing mask of famous U.S. presidents. Interesting. Kind of digging Abe Lincoln and Bill Clinton. UO 4-0, 18:03.
JUMP MAN — Kemp is stepped into the circle for the jump ball. That’s new. Normally it’s N’Diaye.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE — UW added a drum line to the pre-game intros. Nice touch.
SOLEMN LOOK —Gaddy hasn’t smiled since he’s stepped on the court an hour ago. Very stone faced.
STARTERS — Same crew for UW: Abdul Gaddy, Scott Suggs, C.J. Wilcox, Shawn Kemp Jr. and Aziz N’Diaye.
Oregon: G Johnathan Loyd, G Damyean Dotson, F E.J. Singler, F Arsalan Kazemi and C Tony Woods.
QUICK HANDSHAKE — Brief exchange between Coach Lorenzo Romar and Oregon coach Dana Altman. Almost like a drive-by handshake from the Ducks coach. They met again at halfcourt after saying hello to the officials.
SCOREBOARD — Utah beat Arizona State 60-55. That’s not good for the Pac-12. The worst team in the conference with a 178 RPI upset a team with legit NCAA tournament aspirations. Still it goes to show the parity in the conference.
WALTON ROAMING — ESPN analyst in on the court and doing his thing while players are running through pre-game warmups. He’s going from end to end, pulling guys aside and chatting up a storm.