Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Led by a 19-point, eight-rebound effort from
Tony Woods, the third-seeded Oregon Ducks managed to outlast the sixth-seeded
Washington Huskies in overtime, 80-77, in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12
Conference Tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Damyean Dotson added 17 points for Oregon (24-8), which has advanced to
Saturday's semifinals to play Utah. E.J. Singler chipped in 16 points, while
Arsalan Kazemi narrowly missed a double-double with 14 points and nine boards.
For Washington (18-15), C.J. Wilcox scored 19 points, Scott Suggs had 18
points, Abdul Gaddy tallied 14 points and five assists, and Andrew Andrews
came off the bench to pour in 11 points.
Although both teams shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half, Oregon
took a 39-34 lead into intermission after shooting 4-of-6 from 3-point range
and 7-of-11 from the foul line.
The teams spent most of the second half on the seesaw. After Washington took a
64-62 lead with 49 seconds to play on a Wilcox jumper, Oregon was sent to the
foul line with 16 seconds left, where Johnathan Loyd drained a pair to tie the
game up and force overtime.
After the Huskies took an early lead in the extra session, the Ducks ran off a
7-0 run to pull away. They shot 5-of-6 from the foul line in the final minute
to seal their fate.
Oregon finished the night 18-of-24 from the foul line, while Washington was
only 8-of-14 from the stripe.
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