Arizona Edges Oregon, 70-68
Feb. 9, 2006
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Kirk Walters scored a career-high 18 points and Mustafa Shakur made a pair of free throws with nine seconds left as Arizona beat Oregon 70-68 Thursday night.
The Wildcats (14-9, 7-5 Pac-10) led 37-27 at halftime and had a double-digit lead several times during the game but had to overcome a five-point deficit in the final 1:52 to break a three-game losing streak, their longest since the 1991-92 season.
Oregon (10-14, 4-8) took a 68-63 lead before Shakur made two free throws with 52 seconds left.
Arizona immediately installed a press and got a steal, followed by a bucket from Walters to close to within 68-67.
The Ducks in-bounded a pass but had the ball knocked off one of their player's leg with 21 seconds on the clock.
Shakur then drove the lane before being fouled by Jordan Kent and the Wildcats' junior point guard made both free throws for a 69-68 lead.
Oregon's Aaron Brooks was called for traveling when he penetrated the lane and faced a double team inside.
After Ivan Radenovic made one free throw, the Ducks missed a half-court shot with time winding down.
It was Oregon's sixth straight loss, and the fifth by seven points or less.
Radenovic finished with 15 points while Hassan Adams scored 14 and Shakur 10 for Arizona.
Oregon's Chamberlain Oguchi scored 21 points and made six 3-pointers.
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