UW is now in a three-way tie with UCLA and Cal atop the Pac-10 standings.
Star of the game: By the end it was hard to remember, but the Huskies had a lot of early trouble with Oregon State's zone. It was senior guard Justin Dentmon who found the answer first, with his shooting, driving and passing. He ended with 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Key stats: UW out-rebounded the Beavers, 46-19. Their 17 offensive rebounds helped provide points though the early going. UW also shot 58.6 percent from the field to Oregon State's 39 percent.
Key run: Washington scored on its first 12 possessions of the second half, inflating a seven-point halftime lead into a 60-42 rout.
Observations: UW freshman guard Elston Turner returned to action after missing four games with a high ankle sprain. … Twelve Huskies played, 11 scored, and five scored in double figures. … UW is off to a 3-0 start on the road in Pac-10 play.
Quotable: "I think it's perfectly fine to feel good about (being in first place). It's a great start for us. It's a good way to start off conference play. But no one cares in March how you did at the beginning of the season. We have to keep improving, keep keeping after it and continue this little bit of success that we've had." – UW senior Jon Brockman
Next: 8 p.m. Thursday, USC, Hec Edmundson Pavilion; FSN.
Halftime: Huskies trailed much of the half -- having trouble getting inside OSU's 1-3-1 zone on anything but offensive rebounds -- but closed strong and leads, 34-27.
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Jon Brockman has eight points, Justin Dentmon seven, Matthew Brian-Amaning six, Isiah Thomas, five.
Tipoff: With UCLA and Cal both losing today, a share of first place in the Pac-10 awaits the Huskies if they take care of business tonight.
UW is going with its usual starting lineup: Brockman, Dentmon, Pondexter, Dent and Thomas.
5:40: I'm at Gill Coliseum about an hour and a half before tipoff of Huskies-Beavers.
It's already been a fascinating day in the Pac-10 with Arizona State beating UCLA and the Cougars setting a conference free throw record (28-of-28) in their win over still-winless Oregon. Arizona-USC and Cal-Stanford are going and I write this.
Meanwhile, the Huskies are a nine-point favorite, and they had better not let this one slip away because the schedule turns really tough over the next three weeks.
Anyway, usual gameday plans here: pregame news as it breaks, updates through the game and then postgame notes and quotes.