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Joseph Young passes 2,000 points as Oregon beats Washington

EUGENE – Joseph Young scored 32 points to surpass 2,000 for his four-year career to lead Oregon over Washington 78-74 in Pac-12 play on Wednesday night.

Young, who scored 916 points in his first two seasons at Houston, floated in a driving shot with 23.8 seconds left for the winning points. Young, who has 2,002 points, is the fifth active NCAA Division I player to reach the milestone.

Elgin Cook added 16 points for the Ducks. Nigel Williams-Goss led the Huskies with 19 points, Andrew Andrews added 14 while Shawn Kemp Jr. had 12.

After Young’s basket, Oregon’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Jordan Bell forced a Washington turnover with 5.6 seconds left. Abdul-Bassit sealed the win with two free throws in the final second.

The victory avenges an 85-77 loss to the Huskies last month in Seattle for the Ducks, who have won four of their last five games.

Young, who matched his season high for the third time, was 12 of 21 overall and 4 of 9 on 3-pointers.

Washington opened the second half with an 8-0 run to lead 45-42.

Kemp tied the score for the 12th and final time at 74 on a layup with 1:04 left as UW finished with a 46-32 edge on points in the paint.

Oregon coach Dana Altman called a timeout with 42.5 seconds to set up a play for Young. With the shot clock winding down, Young drove and hit the floater.


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