Oregon earns road win vs. Washington
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Damyean Dotson led four Oregon players in double figures with 13 points, as the 23rd-ranked Ducks defeated Washington, 65-52, on Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Johnathan Loyd and Arsalan Kazemi each scored 11, while Carlos Emory added 10 points and six rebounds for the Ducks (20-5, 9-3 Pac-12), who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game skid to earn their 20th win for a third straight season.
"I thought our defensive intensity was really good," said Oregon head coach Dana Altman. "Our guys got a lot of hands on the balls and our activity was pretty good."
Abdul Gaddy poured in a game-high 17 points to go with seven boards and five assists, and C.J. Wilcox chipped in nine points for Washington (13-12, 5-7), which has dropped three straight and seven of its last eight.
"We couldn't get the ball to go in the hoop with any regularity tonight and that's not a very good formula for success," said Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar.
Oregon netted the first seven points of the game and led, 12-4, just over six minutes in after an E.J. Singler jumper.
Washington answered with an 11-2 surge to grab a one-point edge before the Ducks responded with a 14-5 push to build a 28-20 advantage on Singler's jumper with just under four minutes left in the half.
A Wilcox 3-pointer late in the first frame sent Washington into the break facing a 33-27 deficit before Aziz N'Diaye's three-point play just over three minutes into the second brought the Huskies within 35-32.
Washington would get no closer, though, as the Ducks quickly distanced themselves with an 11-2 spurt, capped by Loyd's fastbreak layup with just over 12 minutes left to make it 46-34 in favor of Oregon.
The Huskies trimmed the margin below double-digits three times over the final 10 minutes, but Oregon answered each time to thwart any hopes of a comeback.
The final Washington push came with 5:22 left when Wilcox buried a jumper to bring the Huskies within 51-44, but the Ducks scored the next five points before cruising to victory down the stretch.
The Ducks now own a half-game lead over Arizona and UCLA atop the Pac-12. Arizona visits Colorado on Thursday, while UCLA heads to California ... Loyd appeared to injure his left knee late in the contest and had to be helped to the bench ... Oregon beat Washington, 81-76, at home on Jan. 26 to sweep the season series for the first time since 1995 ... Washington went a woeful 2- for-13 (15.4 percent) from three-point range.
02/14 02:33:55 ET