Washington Owns Oregon, 86-72
March 4, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. (AP)--Quincy Pondexter had a career-high 34 points and 10 rebounds Thursday as Washington kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive with an 86-72 victory over Oregon.
Pondexter dazzled with an array of dunks and drives, going 14 for 18 from the field. Isaiah Thomas added 14 points for the Huskies (20-9, 10-7 Pac-10).
Pondexter's point total was the most by an opposing player against Oregon this season.
Washington trailed early in the second half before pulling away with an 11-0 run that made it 54-44 with 16:18 to play. Justin Holiday scored eight points during that stretch on two 3-pointers and a jumper. He finished with 10 points.
Tajuan Porter had 18 points and Michael Dunigan 16 for the Ducks (14-15, 6-11), who shot 50 percent from the field in the first half but 27.5 percent in the second.
It was the third straight win on the road for the Huskies, who started the season 0-7 on the road.