The Ducks pulled away early in the second half with a barrage of 3-pointers, and the Huskies never seriously threatened down the stretch.
Here's my game story from the Friday paper.
Here's also one piece of news I neglected to get into my newspaper story: the tests came back OK on Justin Holiday's knee and ankle, and he is expected to rejoin the Huskies in a week or two.
Here's a roundup of Pac-10 action from last night, including Arizona State's win over Stanford.
And finally, a quick overview from Eugene.
Star of the game: Oregon guard Bryce Taylor led the Ducks with 15 points. He also had prime defensive responsibility on Ryan Appleby, limiting him to eight points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Key stats: Oregon hit 14 3-pointers, tying the record for the most every allowed by Washington. … The Ducks out-rebounded the Huskies, 35-33. … The Huskies hit their first five free throws, but missed three of the next four.
Key run: Oregon seemed in control most of the way, but the Ducks opened the second half with a 12-2 run that settled it.
Observations: Jon Brockman recorded his league-leading 17th double-double. … UW guard Tim Morris caused a national controversy Sunday against UCLA by retaining possession by slamming the ball into a Bruins' face. Faced with a similar situation Thursday, Morris tried to whack the ball off an opponent's legs, missed, and the Ducks got possession. ... The Pit Crew student section booed Ryan Appleby each time he touched the ball, and they held up a few posters, but there was no notable profanity or anything else over the line. If anything, most found the Mac Court atmosphere unusually tame, perhaps due to the unusual 5:30 p.m. tip.
Quotable: "It was Valentines' day so they were probably in the mood to share some love." – Appleby, on the relatively mild harassment he received from the crowd.
Next: 4 p.m. Saturday, at Oregon State, Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore.