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Washington-Oregon State preview: Beavers seek revenge on Huskies

UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Southern California’s Elijah Weaver  defends Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson during the first half  Feb. 23  in Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)
Southern California’s Elijah Weaver defends Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson during the first half Feb. 23 in Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)
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Where/when: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle; Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

Bottom line: Oregon State seeks revenge on Washington after dropping the first matchup in Corvallis. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 26, when the Huskies shot 58.3 percent from the field while holding Oregon State to 44 percent en route to a 10-point victory.

Squad leaders: Washington’s Jaylen Nowell has averaged 16.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Noah Dickerson has added 12.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. For the Beavers, Tres Tinkle has averaged 20.1 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Stephen Thompson Jr. has added 16.2 points and 4.4 rebounds.

Offensive threat: Ethan Thompson has made or assisted on 48 percent of all Oregon State field goals over the last three games. He has accounted for 13 field goals and 18 assists in those games.

Winning when: The Huskies are 18-0 when they hold opposing teams to 67 points or fewer and 5-6 when opponents exceed 67 points. The Beavers are 10-0 when at least four of their players score in double figures and 7-11 otherwise.

Streak stats: Washington has won its last 14 home games, scoring an average of 71.9 points while giving up 58.5.

Did you know: The disruptive Washington defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 24 percent of all possessions, the eighth-best rate among Division I teams. Oregon State has a forced-turnover percentage of 17.7 percent through 28 games.

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