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February 17, 2014 at 4:43 AM

Morning links: UW braces for Oregon road trip

Senior C.J. Wilcox hit a 3-pointer in the final minute of the UW’s win over Oregon on Thursday that sealed the victory for the Huskies. He finished with a team-high 23 points. (Photo credit: UW Daily)

Senior C.J. Wilcox hit a 3-pointer in the final minute of the UW’s win over Oregon on Jan. 23 that sealed the victory for the Huskies. He finished with a team-high 23 points. (Photo credit: UW Daily)

Washington will take a couple of short flights south to face a pair of Northwest rivals this week. The Huskies face Oregon 6 p.m. Wednesday at Matthew Knight Arena and will charter back home after the game.

Later in the week, Washington will head out again and face Oregon State 1 p.m. Saturday at Gill Coliseum.

The Huskies have been horrendous on the road this season. They’re 2-9 away from Alaska Airlines Arena, including a 1-6 record on the road against Pac-12 competition.

The Oregon schools were in action Sunday.

MONDAY MORNING LINKS:

— Hard-luck Oregon nearly blew a 19-point lead, but the Ducks held off cross-state rival Oregon State for a 93-83 win in the Civil War. Joseph Young scored 25 points and Mike Moser added 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Oregon (16-8, 4-8 Pac-12), which had five players in double figures.

Eric Moreland led Oregon State with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Roberto Nelson scored 18 for the Beavers (13-11, 5-7 Pac-12). Midway through the Pac-12 season, the Beavers won five of seven games. Since then, they’ve lost three in a row.

Xavier Johnson scored 20 points and Colorado completed a season sweep of USC with an 83-74 victory. Five players scored in double figures for the Buffaloes (19-7, 8-5 Pac-12). Askia Booker (18 points), Josh Scott (17), Xavier Talton (14), reserve Jaron Hopkins (10) and Johnson accounted for all but four of Colorado’s points, including a season-high eight 3-pointers. It was just the second Pac-12 road win for the Buffs. This is Colorado’s best start after 26 games since the 1996-97 squad opened 19-7 and ended up in the NCAA tournament. But the Buffaloes are 5-4 since leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie suffered a season-ending knee injury Jan. 12 at Washington.

USC is in a serious tailspin, losing its sixth straight game. Byron Wesley scored 21 points for the Trojans (10-15, 1-11), who are last in the conference under first-year coach Andy Enfield. Their only victory against a Pac-12 opponent was Jan. 22, when they beat California 77-68 at home.

— And finally, here’s the top 25 ballot I emailed to the Associated Press this morning.

1. Syracuse (25-0)
2. Florida (23-2)
3. Arizona (23-2)
4. Wichita State (27-0)
5. Duke (20-5)
6. San Diego State (22-2)
7. Villanova (22-3)
8. Cincinnati (23-3)
9. Saint Louis (23-2)
10. Louisville (21-4)

11. Kansas (19-6)
12. Virginia (21-5)
13. Creighton (21-4)
14. Texas (20-5)
15. Michigan State (21-5)
16. Wisconsin (21-5)
17. Michigan (18-7)
18. Iowa State (19-5)
19. Kentucky (19-6)
20.  Iowa (19-6)

21. UConn (20-5)
22. UCLA (20-5)
23. Ohio State (20-6)
24. Pittsburgh (20-6)
25. Arizona State (19-6)

In – UConn, UCLA and Arizona State
Out – Memphis, Oklahoma and SMU

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