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Beavers hand Huskies second straight loss

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Feb. 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm with No Comments »
February 4, 2011 8:36 am
Reser Stadium, left, and Gill Coliseum on the Oregon State campus.

Washington never sizzled, but the Huskies went dead cold down the stretch and lost to Oregon State, 68-56.

UW scored six points over the final 7 minutes and 55 seconds.

For the second straight game, Washington suffered from multiple problems, and it results in their first back-to-back losses of conference play.

For the second straight game, they hear a road gym chant “o-ver-ra-ted.”

The Huskies just never looked comfortably in rhythm against the Oregon State zone.

In the first half, the Huskies depended on their outside shooting. However, Scott Suggs was the only guy hitting.

In the second half, they relentlessly worked the ball inside to Matthew Bryan-Amaning.

But they weren’t fluid in either half. They gave away a lot of points at the free throw line. And while Suggs ended up with a career-high 18 points,and MBA got a dozen, Isaiah Thomas managed only nine.

The loss was the Huskies’ second straight and dropped them to 15-6 overall and 7-3 in league play. The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Beavers, who are now 9-12 and 4-6.

The Huskies will conclude their trip with a 1 p.m. Saturday game at Oregon.

1:36 OSU, 63-54. The crowd is up and celebrating.

3:43 OSU, 56-52. A pair of Isaiah Thomas free throws ended a three-minute UW scoreless treak. But now they’re still over four minutes without a field goal.

5:29 Still OSU, 53-50.

7:19 OSU, 53-50. UW is going hard to Bryan-Amaning this half. And Suggs just hit his fifth 3-pointer, giving him a career-high 17 points. However, the Huskies are giving away a lot of points at the foul line.

11:17 UW, 44-43.

15:27 OSU, 37-36. But a technical has just been called on OSU coach Craig Robinson, complaining on about a non-call on a UW strip.

Halftime: Scott Suggs nailed a three on the final possession to pull UW even, 32-32. Suggs leads UW with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

Otherwise, not much going on. Huskies 6 of 19 on 3-pointers (Suggs 4 of 5), and just 33 percent overall. OSU out-rebounding UW, 24-20. Huskies six turnovers and eight assists. Thomas top UW scorer other than Suggs … with five points on 2-of-7 shooting. MBA having trouble getting off a clean shot again and is 2-0f-6, but with six rebounds.

Omari Johnson and Devon Collier leading OSU with six points each.

1st/3:39 Even at 22.

1st/7:45 UW, 20-19. C.J. Wilcox comes in … and nails a three.

1st/7:59 OSU, 19-17.

1st/11:33 Even at 13. Huskies still look befuddled by zone. MBA on the bench after picking up two fouls in the first five minutes.

1st/15:11 UW, 11-6. Two 3-pointers by Suggs and one by Thomas. Klunky start by both teams otherwise.

Tipoff: We’re under way. Pretty small crowd … or maybe just a late-arriving one, due to the 6 p.m. tip. There is, however, a small cluster of purple in the corner near the UW bench.

Lineups: Huskies going with the usual: Thomas, Suggs, Holiday, MBA and N’Diaye. That might have a little more importance than usual in that coach Lorenzo Romar had said this is about the time of year where he wants to lock in to a lineup and rotation.

Meanwhile, we also have confirmation that C.J. Wilcox is available after sitting out WSU game due to a concussion.

For OSU: Cunningham, Starks, Burton, Brandt and Collier. Coach Craig Robinson has been tweaking his lineups lately, and Starks, Burton and Brant had not been listed among the probables for tonight.

30 minutes to tip: Both teams out on the court. C.J. Wilcox in uniform and presumably available.

90 minutes till tip: The first Husky out on the floor is freshman Terrence Ross … followed by Isaiah Thomas.

Huskies in purple tonight, Beavers in white.

For now, just a reminder on the basics:

NO. 20 WASHINGTON (15-5 OVERALL, 7-2 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE) AT OREGON STATE (8-12, 3-6)
6 p.m., Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore.

TV: FSN Radio: 950-AM.
Series: UW leads, 153-136, and has won the last eight meetings. The Huskies won, 103-72, Jan. 8 in Seattle.
Statistical leaders: For UW – Isaiah Thomas, 17.1 ppg, 5.8 apg; Matthew Bryan-Amaning, 7.9 rpg. For OSU – Jared Cunningham, 13.7 ppg; Omari Johnson, 6.1 rpg; Calvin Johnson, 2.5 apg.
Scouting report: The Beavers have lost three straight and six of their last seven since starting 2-0 in conference play. Washington is coming off an 87-80 loss at Washington State on Sunday. … Oregon State leads the nation with 10.3 steals per game. Cunningham leads the Pac-10 and is fourth nationally with 2.9 steals per game. He also leads the Beavers with a 40.4 percentage on 3-point attempts and set a school record by hitting 34 consecutive free throws. OSU senior Calvin Haynes is seven points from catching Marcel Jones for 20th on the school scoring list. Lathen Wallace is shooting 52.9 percent on 3-pointers over his last four games. Freshman Ahmad Starks set career highs of 17 points and 13 field goal attempts in OSU’s loss at Stanford on Saturday. … UW freshman guard C.J. Wilcox, who missed the WSU game after suffering a concussion, is expected to be available.
Next: 1 p.m. Saturday, at Oregon, Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore.; FSN.

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