FROM EUGENE -- As always, our postgame recap box from Washington's 78-71 loss at Oregon that will publish alongside tomorrow's story.
PLAYER OF THE GAME — Remember when Mike Moser was rumored to be leaning toward transferring to Washington when he left UNLV? He wound up at Oregon instead, and the senior forward scored 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting against the Huskies on Wednesday. He was 3-for-3 from the free-throw line an added a 3-pointer in 28 minutes.
IT WAS OVER WHEN — After Desmond Simmons missed a shot with UW trailing by three points in the final two minutes, Moser scored on the other end and added a free throw to extend Oregon’s lead to six. That was enough to assure victory.
STAT OF THE GAME — Oregon shot 56.9 percent from the field, which is pretty good. But Moser, Joseph Young and Damyean Dotson – UO’s top three scorers – combined to make 22 of their 32 field-goal attempts. That’s a 68.8 percent clip.
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QUOTABLE — “We played good enough to win, but a couple key plays down the stretch kind of killed us. If we take those plays out and move forward with it, we’ll be all right.” – UW guard Andrew Andrews
WHAT IT MEANS — The Huskies are capable of playing competent basketball on the road. That’s what they did on Wednesday night. But as coach Lorenzo Romar and UW players admitted afterward, they simply didn’t take advantage of a number of chances to make this one even more interesting. That’s the next step, perhaps, even if only one road game remains this season.
NEXT UP — Washington at Oregon State, 1 p.m., Saturday, Pac-12 Networks
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