Washington State Falls to Oregon in Eugene, 67-37
Feb. 18, 2006
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Chamberlain Oguchi had 18 points to lead Oregon to a 67-37 win over Washington State Saturday.
Robbie Cowgill had 11 points for the Cougars (11-12, 4-10 Pacific-10), who have lost nine of their last 11 games.
Malik Hairston had 15 points and Aaron Brooks added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists for Oregon (12-15, 6-9). The Ducks have won 18 of their last 19 meetings with Washington State, including 10 in a row.
Kyle Weaver and Josh Akognon each had 10 points for the Cougars, who shot just 26 percent for the game and was outrebounded 45-28.
Both teams were started off the game ice-cold - the score was 1-1 until the 12:27 mark of the first half. The Ducks warmed up quickly from there, activating a fast-break that yielded an 11-2 run. Oregon extended its lead to 21-8 after Oguchi and Brooks knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers.
The Cougars never found their bearings in the first half, making just three of their 23 field goal attempts and trailing 30-10 at halftime.
Oregon went ahead 44-22 after Brooks made a 3-pointer. Washington State put together an 11-2 run, but the Ducks countered with their own 10-0 to end any threat.
The Ducks, coming off a 75-72 loss to No. 20 Washington, still have an outside shot at postseason play. Washington State lost 71-62 to Oregon State on Thursday.
Oregon last held a team to 37 points or less in a 29-23 win over Oregon State in 1984.