It took a collective effort that enabled Washington to come up big down the stretch and outlast Oregon State for a 56-43 win Thursday night at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Mike Anderson drained a three-pointer in the final minutes and the Huskies finished the game with an 10-2 run.
Adding to the night was a bunch of legendary old-timers from the Sonics.
Here’s a photo gallery from Lindsey Wasson.
FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
— No. 10 Arizona rebounded from its first Pac-12 defeat and thrashed Colorado 68-54 for its 31st consecutive win at the McKale Center. Freshman Stanley Johnson had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats, which improved to 15-2, 3-1. Arizona dominated the glass 41-27. The victory gives the Wildcats a little momentum before Saturday’s big game against No. 8 Utah.
— Colorado senior guard Askia Booker had a career-high 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range. That helped the Buffaloes (9-7, 2-2) keep it close early despite playing without Josh Scott (back) and Xavier Johnson (ankle), their second and third-leading scorers. He just didn’t get much help.The rest of the Buffaloes combined to hit 10 of 32 shots and no one else scored more than eight, leaving Colorado winless on the road (0-5).
— No. 8 Utah has simply destroyed the Pac-12. After routing Southern California by 24 points, UCLA by 32 and Colorado by 25, Utah showed no signs of letting up in its first conference road game and pummeled Arizona State during a 76-59 thrashing. The Utes (14-2, 4-0) led by as many as 28 points to remain the lone unbeaten team in the conference. Delon Wright scored 21 points, Jordan Loveridge added 14 points and eight rebounds and Brandon Taylor chipped in 13 points. Next up: No. 10 Arizona, which has a 10-game winning streak against Utah.
— Arizona State (8-9, 0-4) is the only team in the Pac-12 without a conference win. The Sun Devils received 10 points from Gerry Blakes.
— Give Ernie Kent some credit. After four games in the 18-game Pac-12 race he has Washington State in a third-place tie in the standings. The Cougars pulled out all the stops Thursday night to survive a wild 108-99 overtime win at Beasley Coliseum. Josh Hawkinson led the Cougars (9-7, 3-1 Pac-12) with 26 points and 13 rebounds. DaVonte Lacy added 24 points, Ike Iroegbu tied his season high with 20 and Brett Boese scored a career-high 16 for WSU, which tallied its second most points in a conference game.
— Oregon, which plays at Washington on Sunday, doesn’t play much defense. The Ducks (12-5, 2-2) allowed Washington State to shoot 72.4 percent from the field. They attempted to offset the lax defensive effort with a tremendous offensive performance. Joseph Young tied his career high of 32 points and Elgin Cook scored a career-high 26 and added 10 rebounds.
— Here’s a look at Washington’s remaining regular-season games.
|Jan. 25||at No. 8 Utah|
|Jan. 28||vs. Stanford|
|Feb. 1||vs. California|
|Feb. 4||at Oregon|
|Feb. 8||at Oregon State|
|Feb. 13||vs. No. 10 Arizona|
|Feb. 15||vs. Arizona|
|Feb. 22||at Washington State|
|Feb. 25||at UCLA|
|Feb. 28||at USC|
|March 5||vs. Colorado|
|March 7||vs. No. 8 Utah|
— And finally, here’s a look at the Pac-12 standings.
Pac-12 Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|No. 8 Utah||4-0||14-2|
|No. 10 Arizona||3-1||15-2|