The Washington Huskies looked like they were in dire straits against the Oregon State Beavers. Struggling with the 2-3 zone early and flustered by the playmaking of Jared Cunningham, the Beavers soared out to a big halftime lead. Thanks to solid support from Devon Collier, Ahmad Starks and Joe Burton, Oregon State looked like they were in solid position up 13.
But out came Washington to start the second half on a 33-12 run to take back control. Oregon State looked like they were pressing as they had all sorts of issues figuring out the Washington zone and UW started to figure out how to attack their defense. However, after leading for most of the second half, Oregon State made one last rally, and took the lead on a Jared Cunningham drive to the basket. Tony Wroten then missed four free throws badly (any of which could've tied or given Washington the lead) that allowed the Beavers to eventually sow up their bid.
Cunningham led the way for Oregon State with 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, Devon Collier finished with 19 points and seven rebounds, Joe Burton had another solid all around game with 14 points, five rebounds and six assists, Ahmad Starks put in 14 points and Eric Moreland added 13 points. Wroten scored 27 points, but needed 23 field goal attempts and 16 free throw attempts to reach that total. Terrence Ross got 15 points but also needed 16 shots. C.J. Wilcox added 16 and Abdul Gaddy put in 13.
Washington's NCAA tournament hopes are now in deep trouble, as they've probably danced their way off the bubble with this loss.
Oregon State will face the UCLA and Arizona winner in the semifinal on Friday night
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