Young passes 2,000 points, UO beats UW

EUGENE, Ore. -- Joseph Young scored 32 points to surpass 2,000 for his four-year career and lead Oregon to a 78-74 over Washington on Wednesday night. Young, who scored 916 points in his first two seasons at Houston, floated in a driving shot with 23.8 seconds left for the winning points. Young, who now has 2,002 points, is the fifth active NCAA Division I player to reach the milestone.

Elgin Cook added 16 points for the Ducks (16-7, 6-4 Pac-12). Nigel Williams-Goss led the Huskies (14-8, 3-7) with 19 points, Andrew Andrews added 14 and Shawn Kemp Jr. had 12.

After Young's basket, Oregon's Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Jordan Bell forced a Washington turnover with 5.6 seconds left. Abdul-Bassit then sealed the win with two free throws in the final second.

The victory avenges an 85-77 loss to the Huskies last month in Seattle for the Ducks, who have won four of their last five games.

Washington lost despite shooting a season-high 56.6 percent from the field, Oregon was nearly as effective, finishing at 53.4 percent.

Young, who matched his season high for the third time, was 12 of 21 overall and 4 of 9 on three-pointers.

Washington opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take a 45-42 lead, and the teams traded scoring punches the rest of the way, with neither leading by more than four points.

Kemp tied the score for the 12th and final time at 74-74 on a driving layup with 1:04 left as the Huskies finished with a 46-32 advantage on points in the paint.

Oregon coach Dana Altman called a timeout with 42.5 seconds to set up a play for Young to either shoot or find an open teammate. With the shot clock winding down, Young drove and hit the floater.

In the first half, with Williams-Goss getting to the rim early for eight points, Washington pulled ahead 19-12, but the Ducks quickly wiped that out with Jordan Bell's rebound basket and five straight points from Cook.

Oregon went ahead at 26-25 on Abdul-Bassit's putback to start a 7-0 run, and Young had 15 points by halftime with Oregon leading 42-37.
TIP-INS
Washington: The Huskies are now 0-3 without 7-foot center Robert Upshaw, who was suspended for the rest of the season by coach Lorenzo Romar for a violation of team rules. ... Upshaw's 9.4 rebounds per game were missed against the Ducks, who finished with a 30-24 edge on the boards.

Oregon: The Ducks lead the Pac-12 in free-throw accuracy (75.4 percent) but came into the game dead last in attempts. They were 10 of 10 against the Huskies. Young leads the conference again from the line and is fourth nationally at 93.4 percent (71 of 76).
UP NEXT
Washington plays at Oregon State on Sunday.
Oregon hosts Washington State on Sunday.

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