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Cougars Can’t Get By No. 16 Ducks

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(1090 The Fan) – When it comes to playing ranked teams, the Washington State Cougars haven’t been doing so well.

After being defeated by the Oregon Ducks Wednesday, the Cougars made it five straight losses against opponents ranked in the AP Top 25.

Washington State blew a ten-point halftime lead in Eugene, making way for the No. 16 team in the country to comeback and preserve its place at the top of the Pac-12.

Oregon’s E.J. Singler had 19 points — 14 of which came in the second half — and was the key player in the Ducks’ turnaround in the second half. He scored ten straight points, tying the game 46-46 with two consecutive three-pointers. His free throws at the 11:45 mark gave Oregon its first lead of the game, 48-46.

Redshirt senior Mike Ladd led the Cougars with 19 points in the 68-61 loss, which puts his double-figure scoring streak at seven games. Ladd also added eight rebounds and five assists.

-Chris Coyle, 1090 The Fan

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