C.J. Wilcox broke out of a shooting skid with 24 points, Shawn Kemp Jr., added all 10 of his points in the second half, and Washington pulled away late for a 72-62 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.
Oregon’s Johnathan Loyd scored all 11 of his points in the second half, Damyean Dotson finished with 13 and the No. 23 Ducks snapped a two-game road losing streak with a 65-52 win over Washington on Wednesday night.
The University simply couldn’t contain the exploding offense of the USC Trojans.
The Huskies are 5-4 in Pac-12 play and 13-9 overall midway through the conference schedule. Head coach Lorenzo Romar’s squad is still looking for his team’s winning mojo and game-to-game consistency.
Instead of a season-saving victory, the Huskies are riding a four-game losing streak for the first time in five years thanks to a 57-53 loss to the eighth-ranked Arizona Wildcats.
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The Beavers were able to muster one Wednesday night against Washington after it looked like it might get away from them again. Oregon State watched a 20-point first-half lead shrink to one with under 11 minutes to play but held on for a 74-66 win.
C.J. Wilcox finished with 27 points, just off his career-high, Aziz N’Diaye scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Washington snapped a two-game home losing streak by holding on for a 66-61 win over Saint Louis.
Last March, after the Huskies captured the Pac-12 Conference regular season title, Washington flamed out in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament and left its postseason fate in the hands of the NCAA tournament committee.
Terrence Ross scored 23 points and top-seeded Washington beat Texas-Arlington 82-72 on Tuesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.