With the win, Washington (18-6 overall, 9-3 Pac-10) is once again alone atop the Pac-10 standings, a half-game ahead of the Bruins (19-5, 8-3).
Here's my story from the Friday paper.
Justin Dentmon led the way with 28 points -- two off of his career high. Venoy Overton was a difference-maker with his second-half energy.
Romar overview: "As my good buddy Steve Lavin used to say, 'Sometimes you just have to move the chains.' I thought that's kind of how we played tonight. Oregon State does a great job of really challenging you. They do a good job of defending you. They play smart basketball."
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OSU coach Craig Robinson overview: "You can't beat a team like this -- which is going to be competing for the championship in our league -- missing laups, missing foul shots. The one thing we did right was keep them off the offensive glass. But we had plenty of opportunities to make layups, to make foul shots, to make the game feel close for them."
Romar on Dentmon: "Justin Dentmon had another phenomenal basketball game. He passed it, scored it, made big shots and played defense. Again, he played like a senior."
Dentmon: It took us a while ecause we were really trying to look for the home run play, like coach said. We were trying to make one pass and hopefully get a shot up, when we should've just moved the ball and looked for cracks in their defense."
Quincy Pondexter on being back in first place: "It's great to be back in first place. But it can be short-lived in this conference because it's tough. We've got to chip away one game at a time. We've got Oregon on Saturday, and we've got to come out and play as hard as we can."
14:55 left Justin Dentmon has 16 points, pulling him even with Nate Robinson with 1,283 career points, 20th on the UW all-time scoring list.
Halftime: UW, 36-35. Different OSU team, indeed. They're pushing their 1-3-1 defense waaaay out, and it's giving the Huskies trouble ... 10 first-half turnovers and shooting 36 percent from the field. When they get inside they're having trouble finishing.
Justin Dentmon carrying the Huskies with 16 points. No other Husky has more than four. Seth Tarver leads OSU with 12.
In the biggest difference from the first game, Oregon State is matching the Huskies on the boards: 16 each.
Hanyes apparently didn't start as coach Craig Robinson was apparently sending a message about practice habits.
Out of town scoreboard: Arizona State has just beaten UCLA, 74-67, meaning that UW will move back alone to the top of the Pac-10 standings with a win tonight.
Meanwhile, UW up, 10-9, early. (And Haynes is in now, btw.)
Tipoff: Huskies going with usual starting lineup: Brockman, Dentmon, Pondexter, Dent and Thomas.
However, OSU leading scorer Calvin Haynes is not.
Pregame: The Huskies and Beavers (in their orange unis) are on the floor warming up for their 8 p.m. game, which will be on FSN.
Here's my preview story from this morning.
We'll stick to our usual gameday blogging ... only less. I'll certainly try to pop in with any pregame news and I'll try to do an update or two during the game. However, this 8 p.m. start is going to make for a nasty rush to deadline tonight, so there may be a few less notes and a few more typos.