(1090 The Fan) — Let the record show that on January, 25th 2014, Nigel Williams-Goss chose to arrive.
The highly touted freshman guard scored a career-high 32 points as Washington mounted a second half comeback to defeat Oregon State 87-81, Saturday afternoon at the Alaska Airlines Arena.
Williams-Goss scored 24 of his 32 points in the second half, finishing 10-for-15 from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
The two teams entered in the middle of the Pac-12 standings. Oregon State (11-8, 3-4) had won three of its last four and took a 38-33 lead into the break. The Beavers opened up the second half on a 7-0 run before the Huskies were able to score their first points at the 17:41 mark.
During that stretch, Oregon State led 45-33, with the play of guard Roberto Nelson leading the way. Nelson finished with 31 points on 11-for-21 shooting.
Washington (13-8, 5-3), though, reeled off a 37-16 run over the next 12:22 to take command of the game. The run was keyed by excellent ball movement and energy on the offensive glass. The Huskies were ahead 70-61 with 5:59 remaining.
The Beavers made a run of their own down the stretch, closing to within three points at 78-75 with 1:07 left. But a 3-point play by Williams-Goss, extended the UW lead back out to six and the Huskies held on from there.
After a disappointing 0-2 road trip through the Bay Area, Washington came home to sweep the Oregon schools and now faces its in-state rival Washington State next week.
-Anthony Dion, 1090 The Fan
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