Beavers Fall in OT, 103-99

The Huskies needed a late rally in the second half to force overtime against the Beavers in a game that saw Washington get their first Pac-10 win of the season by a final score of 103-99.

Washington scored eight points in the final 18 seconds of regulation, capped by a Nate Robinson three-pointer with half of a second left on the clock, which tied the game at 83.  Robinson scored 23 of his game-high 25 points in the second half and overtime to spark the Huskies’ comeback.

Oregon State had their biggest lead of the game with 6:13 remaining in the second half when forward Kyle Jeffers made his first and only bucket from the field to make the score 70-54.

Robinson hit a three-pointer ten seconds later which started a 12-3 run that made the score 73-66.  Guard Chris Stephens ended that U-Dubb run with a three, his third of the night, to give the Beavers a ten-point lead with 3:56 on the clock.

Guard Will Conroy answered on the ensuing possession with a lay-in and free throw to make it a seven point OSU lead.

Follwing a Stephens missed field goal attempt, Conroy unsuccessfully attempted a three, which was then rebounded and put back by point guard Brandon Roy to make it a five-point game with 3:12 remaining in the game.

Forward Bobby Jones made it a three-point game with a lay-in at the 2:11 mark and fouled out shortly there after.  OSU forward Jim Hanchett made one-of-two from the line to bump the Beaver lead back to four.  But Robinson striked again as he pushed the ball quickly up the court and made it a two-point game with a lay-in.

With the Huskies fouling in the final half minute of regulation the Beavers hit their last six free throws, which for most contests would be good enough to ice the game, but it wasn’t enough this time.

After a pair of David Lucas free throws Robinson got a quick two and the Huskies promptly fouled Stephens on the inbound. Stephens hit a pair from the charity stripe to make the score 81-77 with 15 seconds remaining. Forward Tre Simmons brought the Huskies within one with seven seconds to go after his only three point make of the game .

Again, the Huskies fouled Beaver guard Chris Stephens, and again Stephens made both free throws, 83-80. The Huskies rolled the ball almost to mid-court before Robinson picked it and hit a tough three to tie the game with half a second to go and send the game to over time.

Robinson and the rest of the Washington team picked up right where they left off in regulation as they took a six-point lead in the first two minutes of overtime. Fittingly, Robinson iced the Huskies first Pac-10 win this season with a pair of shots from the line with 31 seconds to go in the extra period that made the score 100-92.

Robinson was one of five Huskies to score in double figures. Conroy had 19, Roy had 17, and Simmons and Hakeem Rollins had 11 points apiece.

For the Beavers, Stephens and Angelo Tsagarakis (Sock-A-Rock-Us) tied career-highs with 23 and 18 points respectively, while Lucas had another strong game with 20 points on 6-of-8 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He also had nine boards to lead the team.

Point guard Lamar Hurd tied a career-high of his own with 10 assists; the second time in three games Hurd has accomplished that feat. Guard J.S. Nash also scored in double figures for the Beavers with 16 points.

Despite being out-shot by Washington, Oregon State did have a strong night shooting the ball with a field goal percentage of 43.8% compared to Washington’s 50%.

Tsagarakis hit 5-of-10 from behind the arc to spark the Beavers on the court and pump-up the crowd.


NOTE: At halftime OSU Basketball Legends from 1930-1960 were introduced and received a nice round of applause. | Oregon State vs. Washington Box Score

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