Washington Upset By Oregon State, 90-73
Feb. 13, 2005
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - David Lucas scored 17 of his 23 points in the secondhalf and finished with 10 rebounds to lead Oregon State to a 90-73 victory overNo. 11 Washington on Sunday.
The Huskies (20-4, 10-3 Pacific-10 conference) had their four-game winningstreak halted, and quietly departed the floor at Gill Coliseum as the Beaversand their fans celebrated at midcourt.
The Beavers (14-9, 6-6) haven't had as many victories since the 1991-92season. Oregon State has won three straight overall and raised its record atGill Coliseum to 10-1.
Brandon Roy scored 25 points for Washington, which shot just 41.2 percentfrom the floor and shot just 4-for-27 from 3-point range.
Llamar Hurd's fast-break layup gave the Beavers an 89-73 lead with less than2 minutes left, and the crowd was on its feet. The ovation continued until fansspilled onto the court after the final buzzer.
When the teams met last month in Seattle, Washington routed the Beavers108-68, and Oregon State coach Jay John was hospitalized after complaining ofchest pains and shortness of breath at the half. John was diagnosed withhypertension and missed one other game.
The Beavers played Sunday as if they were determined not to be embarrassedagain - especially at home.
Oregon State mounted its challenge late in the first half. Leading 35-34,the Beavers went on a 7-0 run, capped by Chris Stephens' 3-pointer, to make it42-34. They led 44-37 at the break.
The Beavers picked up their rally in the second half, taking a 52-37 lead onLucas' layup.
Nick DeWitz's dunk put Oregon State ahead 66-50. A quick 12-5 run got theHuskies as close as 71-62, but the Beavers weren't rattled and moved out to a76-64 lead on a 3-pointer by Stephens.
DeWitz finished with 20 points, J.S. Nash had 18 and Stephens added 17.
Mike Jensen was the only other Husky in double figures, finishing with 15points.
Washington was coming off a 95-88 overtime victory over Oregon on Thursdaynight. Will Conroy hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute left to sent thegame into an extra period.
Oregon State was coming off a 58-51 victory over Washington State onThursday.
Last season, Washington was 0-5 in the Pac-10 before a 103-99 overtime winat Gill Coliseum sparked a 14-2 streak that put the Huskies in the NCAAtournament.