Ducks Fall to WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Freshman Klay Thompson scored 25 points, hitting five-of-six 3-pointers, as Washington State beat Oregon 67-38 Thursday night, handing the Ducks their 12th consecutive loss.

(PH0TO) Washington State's Taylor Rochestie, right, drives past Oregon's Garrett Sim during an NCAA college basketball game at Friel Court in Pullman, Wash., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. Washington State defeated Oregon 67-38. (AP Photo/Randy G. Hayes)

Taylor Rochestie added 16 points and Aron Baynes scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Cougars (13-11, 5-7 Pac-10).

Reserve Drew Wiley led Oregon (6-18, 0-12) with 10 points. The Ducks' leading scorer, Tajuan Porter, was held to seven points and was scoreless in the opening half.

Washington State shot 57 percent from the field, including 9-of-13 from 3-point range, to end a three-game losing streak.

Oregon was held to 21 percent shooting. The Ducks' 38 points were a season low, well below their previous low of 52 against Arizona on Jan. 8.

Washington State broke the game open early by going on a 25-5 run to start the game. Thompson scored 12 points, including three 3-pointers, during the run. Rochestie contributed eight first-half points.

The Cougars went on a 12-4 run in the first five minutes of the second half to lead 41-19.

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