The Washington basketball men’s team beat the Oregon Ducks in Eugene on Thursday night for the first time since 2010. The question was whether they could continue their streak against the Oregon State Beavers on the road. The Huskies answered that question with a resounding yes as the Huskies won the game, 79-69.
The Huskies had another great start to the game by getting off to an 11-0 lead. This was something they didn’t do during the non-league schedule. However, Washington is starting hot much more frequently during this Pac-12 schedule where they are now 7-0.
The two teams they had some trouble getting off to a good start are at the bottom of the Pac-12 in Washington State and California. They have done well getting the offense going against everyone else, especially the four games on the road. Getting going early has been a key to Washington’s success in away from home court..
The Huskies went on another 7-0 run, giving them a 22-7 lead with 11:38 remaining in the first half. At intermission, the Huskies were leading 40-27 and they never looked back. They were able to extend the lead out to 21 points. The Beavers were able to get the game closer because of the hot shooting of Stephen Thompson Jr making six from beyond the arc. He lead the Beavers in scoring with 30 points.
The Washington Huskies once again were led by guard Jaylen Nowell with 19 points, including making three from the three point line. They got a great lift off the bench by Nahziah Carter with 18 points to go with a handful of highlight reel dunks. David Crisp once again had a good game, scoring 14 for the Huskies.
Matisse Thybulle continues his defensive dominance with five steals while Nahziah Carter contributed three of his own. The Beavers in total had 15 turnovers that turned into 25 points for the Huskies.
Besides the 30 points, Stephen Thompson Jr. had for the Beavers, Tres Tinkle their leading scorer on the season, had 18 points. He struggled from the field, only making four shots out of 12 attempts. His remaining points came at the foul line, making 10 out of 12.
The Huskies will hope to keep their streak alive against the LA teams, hosting the USC Trojans on Wednesday, January 30th followed by UCLA on Groundhogs Day.