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February 16, 2006

Washington sneaks by Oregon



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EUGENE, Ore. Brandon Roy scored 21 points and No. 20 Washington beat Oregon for a fifth straight time, 75-72 on Thursday night.

Jamaal Williams added 17 points and Jon Brockman had 12 for the Huskies (19-5, 8-5 Pac-10).

Maarty Leunen had a chance to tie the game for Oregon, but his 3-point attempt went off the front of the rim at the buzzer.

Chamberlain Oguchi led the Ducks (11-15, 5-9) with 21 points, while Malik Hairston had 18 and Ivan Johnson 12.

It was Oregon's fourth straight loss by three points or less, and seventh of the season.

There were five ties and six lead changes in the second half.

It was 70-70 with 45 seconds left when Roy's layup was blocked by Oguchi. But Brockman grabbed the rebound and laid it in to give Washington the lead.

Hairston was called for an offensive foul, his fifth, at the other end, giving the ball back to the Huskies with 32 seconds left.

After a quick foul by Oregon, Justin Dentmon made two free throws with 25 seconds left, giving the Huskies their largest lead of the half since 53-49 with 12:40 to play.

A layup by Oregon's Jordan Kent made it 74-72, and Dentmon made one of two free throws with 10 seconds left.

Aaron Brooks brought the ball up court for Oregon, was trapped at the top of the key by two Washington defenders and passed to Leunen who took his shot with a hand in his face.

Washington improved to 17-1 this season when outrebounding its opponent. The Huskies finished with a 36-17 advantage on the boards, including 19 offensive rebounds that were turned into 26 second-chance points.

For more coverage of the Washington Huskies, check out HuskeyDigest.com.
For more coverage of the Oregon Ducks, check out DuckSportsAuthority.com.


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