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Ross leads Huskies over Ducks in Seattle

Jan 7, 2011 - 7:20 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Terrence Ross poured in a game-best 25 points and Isaiah Thomas added 20 with nine assists and six rebounds, as 23rd- ranked Washington broke open a close game at the half and coasted past Oregon, 87-69.

Matt Bryan-Amaning and Scott Suggs each posted 13 points with Bryan-Amaning grabbing eight rebounds for the Huskies (11-3, 3-0 Pac-10), who have won three games in a row.

Joevan Catron posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Garrett Sim added 13 points for the Ducks (7-8, 0-3), who lost their fifth straight game.

Washington opened it up, got out in transition and used its speed and athleticism to overwhelm the underdog Ducks after a close-to-the-vest opening 20 minutes.

Oregon pulled even at 51-51 on Joevan Nared's mid-range jumper just over six minutes in. Suggs' layup in transition gave the Huskies a seven-point edge, 60-53, closing out a quick 7-2 burst.

Ross' trey with just over seven minutes on the clock gave the home team a 67-59 lead, and Washington outscored the Ducks, 20-10, the rest of the way. Oregon went nearly four minutes without a point as Washington reeled off 11 consecutive points to build a 75-59 edge in the final four minutes. The Huskies performed a layup exercise, cruising to victory from there.

"Bottom line is we didn't get any stops; 11 of the last 13 possessions they scored," Oregon head coach Dana Altman said. "After having no second-chance points in the first half, they had 13 in the second half and that was a big difference."

Oregon saw itself in a quick 7-0 hole out of the starting gate, and still trailed 22-13 on Suggs' three-pointer with just over 11 minutes to play in the first half. The Ducks did not back down, instead using a 15-6 scoring stretch capped by Garrett Sim's three-pointer for a 28-27 game.

Two free throws by Teondre Williams tied the game at 31-31, but Washington scored eight of the half's final 10 points to take a six-point lead into the locker room.

"We played a little slow in the start," Thomas said. "Toward the second half, the coaches said, 'Go out and be aggressive,' and we did that and had some good plays down the stretch."

Game Notes

Washington leads the all-time series, 184-103...The Huskies have won 10 straight conference games dating back to last season...Washington shot 51.4 percent from the floor and made 10 three-pointers...Oregon made only 39.3 percent of its shots in defeat.