College Basketball Postgame Report: Oregon beats UW

Seattle Side Up Abraham Profile PicThe tailspin continues as the Oregon Ducks overcome the University of Washington Huskies tonight, 78-74.

The Huskies could not contain Oregon senior Joseph Young;  the Duck guard exploded for 32 points on 12-21 shooting.  Oregon’s 4th win in 5th game was captured with a driving floater in the paint with 24 seconds left in the game.

The exciting go ahead basket was preceded by Husky forward Shawn Kemp Jr, game tying layup.   But ultimately, a defensive stand with 5.6 seconds left,  senior Husky guard turned the ball over, sealing the game.

What went right

The Huskies won the previous match with very good offense, however, Washington lost despite shooting a season-high 56.6 percent from the field.

Nigel Goss-Williams led the Huskies with 19 points, Andrew Andrews added 14, and Shawn Kemp Jr. had 12.

What went wrong

Oregon was quite effective at  shooting at 53.4 percent and shot 10-10 at the free throw line.  Robert Upshaw’s (Husky center expelled from the team) 9.4 rebounds per game were sorely missed against the Ducks, who finished with a 30-24 edge at rebounds.  The Huskies are now 0-3 without Upshaw. 

Oregon’s Joseph Young scored his 2,000th point in this game setting him in the history books of Duck basketball lore.

 Key players

                                        Washington                                                Oregon

Points N. Williams-Goss 19 J. Young 32
Rebounds M. Anderson 6 D. Brooks 8
Assists N. Williams-Goss 6 J. Bell 2
Steals A. Andrews 5 J. Bell 2


Next Game:

Oregon State at Gill Coliseum, in Corvallis, Oregon. Sunday February 8th (1:30pm Fox Sports One).

Pac-12 Conference Standings

#6 Arizona 8-1 20-2
#11 Utah 7-2 17-4
Stanford 6-3 15-6
Oregon 6-4 16-7
Oregon State 5-4 14-7
UCLA 5-4 13-9
Colorado 4-5 11-10
Washington State 4-5 10-11
California 3-6 13-9
Arizona State 3-6 11-11
Washington 3-7 14-8
USC 1-8 9-12
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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.