February 4, 2011 in Sports

Oregon State shakes off cobwebs to knock off No. 20 Washington

Anne M. Peterson Associated Press
 

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Given the disappointment of the last few weeks, the Oregon State Beavers were going to revel in their victory over No. 20 Washington – just not too much.

The Beavers had lost three straight and six of seven going into what appeared to be a daunting start to the second half of conference men’s basketball play. But with a focus on rebounding – and the desire to salvage the rest of the Pac-10 season – Oregon State pulled off a 68-56 upset on Tuesday night. It was the Beavers’ first win over a ranked team since 2006.

“We don’t want to celebrate too much,” said Omari Johnson, who had a key layup down the stretch. “But be happy that we won and get our groove back.”

Scott Suggs had a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers for UW (15-6, 7-3 Pac-10).

Washington was coming off an 87-80 loss at rival Washington State on Sunday that dropped the team two spots in the rankings. All of the Huskies’ losses this season have come on the road.

Oregon State (9-12, 4-6) took a 58-52 lead on Johnson’s layup off an offensive rebound. After Isaiah Thomas made 2 of 3 free throws for the Huskies, Calvin Haynes made one for the Beavers.

Haynes’ layup and foul shot with 1:48 left extended it to 62-54 and put the Gill Coliseum crowd on its feet.

The Beavers made free throws to put it away, snapping an eight-game winning streak for Washington in the series between the two teams.

 Washington (15-6, 7-3)—Bryan-Amaning 5-12 2-6 12, Holiday 2-8 0-0 4, N’Diaye 0-0 0-4 0, Thomas 2-11 4-5 9, Suggs 5-12 3-4 18, Overton 2-6 0-0 4, Wilcox 1-3 0-0 3, Ross 1-4 0-0 2, Gant 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 20-62 9-19 56.

Oregon St. (9-12, 4-6)—Burton 2-6 0-0 4, Collier 4-6 1-2 9, Brandt 2-5 3-6 7, Cunningham 3-7 13-17 19, Starks 3-9 1-2 8, McShane 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Haynes 4-8 3-5 11, Johnson 2-4 1-4 6, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Nelson 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 21-48 24-38 68.

Halftime—Tied 32-32. 3-Point Goals—Washington 7-29 (Suggs 5-11, Wilcox 1-3, Thomas 1-6, Overton 0-1, Gant 0-2, Ross 0-3, Holiday 0-3), Oregon St. 2-7 (Johnson 1-2, Starks 1-3, Cunningham 0-1, Haynes 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 32 (Bryan-Amaning 10), Oregon St. 47 (Johnson 11). Assists—Washington 12 (Thomas 6), Oregon St. 14 (Burton 5). Total Fouls—Washington 25, Oregon St. 18. Technical—Oregon St. Bench. A—5,783.

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