The Beavers didn't quit. In fact the game got rough, and almost out of hand at the end. But the Huskies finally pulled one out that they couldn't afford to lose. And the Beavers and embattled coach Jay John got another frustrating loss.
Star of the game: UW forward Jon Brockman scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds – both game highs. It was his 12th double-double of the season, most in the Pacific-10 Conference.
Key stats: Washington scored 10 fastbreak points, Oregon State scored none. … The Beavers hit only one of 14 3-point attempts (7.1 percent), that one coming in the final minute. The Huskies weren't much better, hitting two of 11 (18.2). … Both teams got 19 points from the foul line, but OSU did it in 21 attempts, while UW took 30.
Key run: Over the last four and a half minutes, Washington hit nine consecutive shots, charging back from five points behind.
Observations: UW junior guard Justin Dentmon suffered a fractured right front tooth and needed six stitches after catching an elbow from OSU's Josh Tarver in the final minutes. … UW two playing freshmen each set career highs: 12 points for forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning, and seven assists for point guard Venoy Overton. … Brockman was assessed with his first technical foul since he was given one in high school for hanging on the rim.
Quotable: "I've never seen Jon lose his temper for longer than half a second. When you play as physical a game, I'm surprised he's not in more skirmishes. I don't mean hauling off and hitting someone or getting kicked out, but just once in a while something might break out. ... To Jon's credit you rarely see things happen like that." – UW coach Lorenzo Romar, on Brockman's technical.
Next: 6 p.m. Thursday, at Arizona State, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe.