No. 15 Ducks Defeat Washington To Finish Perfect At Home, 90-84
Feb. 23, 2002
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Frederick Jones scored 33 points as Oregon moved intosole possession of first place in the Pac-10 Conference with a 90-84 victoryagainst Washington on Saturday night.
Luke Jackson added 23 points for the Ducks (20-7, 12-4 Pac-10), who went16-0 at home for the first time since 1937-38. The win also put Oregon inposition to claim at least a share of its first Pac-10 title next week whenthey travel to Los Angeles to play Southern California and UCLA.
The Huskies (10-17, 4-13) did make it tougher than most of Oregon's previous15 opponents, however, as Doug Wrenn scored 27 points and Curtis Allen scored18.
Oregon led by as many as 13 points before the Huskies stormed back in thefinal two minutes to cut an 80-71 deficit to 82-79.
Wren scored on a put back and free throw to cut Oregon's lead to 82-79 with2 minutes left.
Jones then hit his fifth 3-pointer of the game, and the Ducks shot 5-of-6from the free-throw line in the final minute to seal the win.
Washington outrebounded Oregon, grabbing 39 rebounds to the Huskies' 34, andshot 54 percent from the field, while Oregon shot 44 percent.
The Huskies were done in by 25 turnovers, and they made only 11-of-22 freethrows.
The Huskies also didn't have an answer for Jones, a senior guard playing inhis final home game. Jones made 12-of-20 field goals, including 5-of-73-pointers, and had seven rebounds and five steals.
With 4:16 to play in the first half, Allen hit a 3-pointer and free throw toput Washington up 35-34.
But Luke Ridnour hit a 3-pointer and Jackson scored five straight points toput Oregon back up 42-37, a lead the Ducks extended to 51-45 by halftime.