Washington Gets Big Win Over Oregon
SEATTLE (AP) - Curtis Allen scored 17 points and Will Conroy had 15 asWashington broke a season-worst five-game losing streak with a 78-66 victoryover Oregon on Saturday.
The Huskies took advantage of superior inside play, scoring 40 points in thepaint to only 14 for the Ducks.
Freshman Nate Robinson scored 14 points, freshman Brandon Roy 13 and DougWrenn 10 for Washington (9-15 overall, 4-11 Pac-10).
Luke Ridnour scored 20 points while James Davis added 15 and Ian Crosswhite14 for Oregon (18-7, 8-6).
Ridnour's Pac-10 record streak of 62 straight free throws was broken when hemissed the first of two free throws with 1:31 remaining.
The Ducks tied a season low by shooting just 33.3 percent from the field.
There were six lead changes in the second half before the 5-foot-9 Robinsonhad two tip-ins during a 9-4 run that put the Huskies ahead for good midwaythrough the second half.
A basket by Crosswhite with 6:07 remaining brought the Ducks to within55-54, but Allen capped a 9-2 Washington run with a 3-pointer to put the gameaway.
Washington broke a three-game losing streak against Oregon.
The Huskies moved into eighth place in the conference standing, passingUCLA, which lost to Stanford.
The top eight teams in the conference standings advance to the Pac-10Conference tournament March 13-15 in Los Angeles.
Washington led by as many as 14 points midway through the first half, butJames Davis scored six points and Ridnour five as Oregon closed out the lastfive minutes of the half with a 16-8 run to cut Washington's lead to 36-31 athalftime.