(1090 The Fan) — The Washington Huskies continued their recent Pac-12 tailspin, falling 78-71 to Oregon, Wednesday night.
The loss was Washington’s (14-13, 6-8) fifth in its last six games and dropped the team further down in the Pac-12 conference standings where it currently sits eighth.
Mike Moser scored 20 points and Joseph Young finished with 18 to lead Oregon (17-8, 5-8) which shot 57 percent from the field for the contest.
Perris Blackwell led the Huskies with 17 points and guard Andrew Andrews provided 15 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies.
The Huskies surged in front at the end of the first half behind a 3-pointer by Nigel Williams-Goss to take a 39-36 lead into the break.
But the Ducks came out firing to start the second half with a 10-0 run to take the lead which they held until C.J. Wilcox made two free throws with 9:11 remaining to even the score at 60-60.
Wilcox was held in check for the second consecutive game by Oregon. After scoring just eight points against Cal on Saturday, the Ducks held the senior and Huskies’ leading scorer to eight points on 2-for-8 shooting.
After Wilcox’s free throws, the Ducks responded with a basket from Young and a steal and lay-in from Damyean Dotson to take a 65-60 lead after Dotson converted the 3-point play.
The Ducks held on from there to win their second in row after losing eight of their past 10.
-Anthony Dion, 1090 The Fan
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