This game was all about the Ducks. Oregon's James Davis scored 18 points, mostly coming from his hot shooting from behind the arc. Davis was 6 of 7 for three pointers as the Ducks defeated the Huskies by a score of 91-66. Washington (7-9, 2-5) was led by Nate Robinson's 18 points, and got some decent output from Mike Jensen, who scored a career-high 13 points. Doug Wrenn dropped in 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds and shot a "fair" 4 for 10 from the floor, and made both of his free throws.
Looking at Oregon State
The Beavers (8-7, 1-5) and first year coach Jay John are coming off of their first conference win after defeating Washington State by a score of 63-48 on Thursday. Oregon State has been playing good defense as of late, and have held three of their last four opponents to under .410 shooting, which does not look good for the Huskies, who are shooting just that (.416) as their average for their entire season. The Beavers held Stanford to .400 on January 9th, held Oregon to .409 last Saturday, and Washington State only managed .266 on Thursday.
The Beavers are led by a trio of seniors in Phillip Ricci, Jimmy Haywood, and Brian Jackson. Ricci is making a case for an All Pac-10 selection. Ricci is averaging 17.8 points per contest, (5th in Pac-10) and 8.5 rebounds. (2nd in Pac-10) Ricci also has 12 double-doubles in his career, which only trails Arizona's Luke Walton's 13 for active players in the conference.
Haywood, a 6'2" guard from Seattle's Franklin HS, is averaging 12.0 points, and is the team's designated three-point shooter. Jackson is a 6'9" forward who averages 11.6 points per game, is second on the team behind Ricci in rebounding, and leads the team with 21 blocked shots.
Washington F Bobby Jones Fr F Doug Wrenn Jr C Anthony Washington Fr G Will Conroy So G Curtis Allen Jr Oregon State F Brian Jackson Sr F Phillip Ricci Sr F/G Floyd North III So G Jimmy Haywood So G Lamar Hurd FrGame Time
Saturday, January 25th 2003
Gill Coliseum – Corvallis, OR
7:00pm – TV: Fox Sports NW