The Huskies settled this one early in the second half, and there was no doubt though the final 15 minutes.
I thought the most interesting thing was the 22 minutes of playing time for Artem Wallace, 18 minutes for Spencer Hawes. Romar seems to love Wallace's effort, and by implication he seems to want more of that from Hawes. Hawes seems to be taking the message well, but I'll try to post a few quotes on that in the next few hours.
Meanwhile, my game notes:
Star of the game: Washington forward Jon Brockman led all scorers with a career-high-tying 25 points and added eight rebounds. He also brought his usual willingness to hit the floor for a lose ball or to mix it up under the basket.
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Key stats: Washington dominated the boards, 41-23, and that translated to a 22-6 advantage in second-chance points. … The teams shot almost equally well from the field: 52.8 percent for OSU, 52.5 percent for UW. … OSU is the worst free throw shooting team in the Pac-10, and the Beavers showed that again Saturday, hitting 12 of 32 (35.7 percent). They were more accuratge from 3-point range, hitting six of 15 (40 percent).
Key run: Washington led by three points at halftime, but opened the second half with a 26-9 run. OSU never threatened thereafter.
Observations: Washington won back-to-back games for the first time in Pac-10 play. … Brockman moved past freshman Spencer Hawes as UW's leading scorer in Pac-10 play. Brockman is now averaging 15 points, Hawes 14.6 points. … This was Oregon State's 68th loss in Edmundson Pavilion, the most by any UW opponent. … The Huskies outrebounded their opponent for the 19th time in 20 games. … Hawes had one block, giving him a UW freshman-record 33, passing Todd MacCulloch. … Washington's point total was its highest in Pac-10 play, and UW set a seasonal high with 88 percent free-throw shooting and tied a seasonal high with nine steals.
Quotable: "We had no answer for Jon Brockman. We don't have a guy tough enough to deal with him. … He is a fantastic player for his team because he is non-stop energy inside." – OSU coach Jay John.
Next: 6 p.m. Thursday, at Arizona State, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Ariz.