Huskies Fall To Oregon State, 68-53

Jan 26, 2002

SEATTLE (AP) - Philip Ricci scored 21 points and led two key Oregon Stateruns as the Beavers defeated Washington 68-53 on Saturday.

Oregon State won its second straight Pac-10 conference game after losing sixof its first seven.

Jimmie Haywood scored 11 points and hit two 3-pointers for Oregon State(10-9, 3-6 Pac-10), which has won five straight games in the series.

Doug Wrenn scored 19 points and David Dixon added his fifth double-double ofthe season with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Washington (8-12, 2-8).

There were four lead changes and four ties early, before Oregon State tookthe lead for good with a 14-2 run late in the first half that featured a shortjumper, a jump hook and a three-point play by Ricci.

The Huskies missed their last seven shots of the first half and trailed32-24 at halftime.

Ricci scored seven points as the Beavers opened the second half with a 12-5run to put the game away.

Combined with Thursday's 74-72 victory over Washington State, the Beaversput together their first conference road sweep since defeating both of theWashington schools in 2000.

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