Oregon Drops Regular Season Finale to WSU
PULLMAN, Wash. — Oregon men's basketball struggled to contain Washington State today, losing 94-74 in Pullman.
The Ducks gave up a season-high 94 points in the contest, allowing 14 made three-pointers for WSU. In contrast, Oregon hit just four three's and shot 48 percent on the night. Will Richardson missed the game, because he did not feel well. Franck Kepnang started in his place.
How It Happened: Oregon couldn't stop the Cougars in the first half, allowing nine threes from Washington State, with the Cougars shooting 50 percent from the field. The Ducks hung tough and went on a six-point run to make it a six-point deficit. WSU then closed the half on a 15-7 run that saw the Ducks go almost five minutes of gametime without a field goal. At the break, WSU led by 14, 46-32.
The Cougars continued to stay hot in the second half and quickly pushed the Ducks deficit to 20. Three-pointers were again the story, with WSU hitting seven in the first 15 minutes of the half. Oregon answered many of the Cougs threes, but largely with two-pointers that would not close the deficit.
Who Stood Out: Jacob Young led the team with 18 points, while Kepnang scored 11.
Up Next: Oregon will be the fifth seed in the Pac-12 tournament, which kicks off on Wednesday in Las Vegas.