Washington State Does Just Enough

From Associated Press

Mike Bush’s free throw with 5.5 seconds remaining gave Washington State a 63-62 Pacific 10 Conference victory over Oregon on Thursday night at Pullman, Wash.

After making the front-end of a one-and-one, Bush missed the second attempt, sending Oregon’s Luke Ridnour on a mad scramble down the court.

Washington State knocked the ball away and the Cougars’ Framecio Little recovered to seal the victory.


Washington State, 10-12 overall and 3-9 in conference, was hampered by 35% shooting in the first half, but used an 11-1 run to cut Oregon’s lead to 28-26 at halftime.

The Cougars continued their run in the second half, outscoring Oregon (12-10, 3-9) by 17-8 over the first eight minutes and extending the lead to as many as seven points.

Oregon’s Bryan Bracey scored 13 points in a four-minute span to tie the game at 50-50 and set up a see-saw final seven minutes. Bracey led all scorers with 25 points.

Sophomore David Adams paced the Cougars with 16 points. Bush added 12, while J Locklier had 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Oregon State 83, Washington 69--Oregon State’s Jason Heide scored 16 points to lead the Beavers to a victory over the Huskies at Seattle.

Heide, the Beavers’ leading scorer with a 13.3-point average, made six of nine from the field and all four free throws.


While Heide did the work inside, Adam Masten made the Huskies pay from the outside.

Masten, who scored 15, has been on a roll. He hit four of six from the field, including three of five from three-point range.

Over the last five games, Masten has made 13 of 20 three-pointers.

Oregon State (9-15, 3-9) stopped a six-game losing streak, a skid that began when the Beavers defeated Washington, 63-56, on Jan. 20 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. The Beavers have defeated the Huskies in their last four meetings.

Washington (9-15, 3-9) entered the game with the Pac-10’s top defense against the three-point shot, but the Beavers attacked from the outside from the start.

Oregon State made seven of 12 three-pointers in the first half, but missed on all five in the second half.

Will Perkins was Washington’s top scorer with 16. Curtis Allen came off the bench to score 14. Thalo Green and David Dixon added 12 and 10.

The Beavers shot a torrid 61.5% in the first half and led, 47-34, at halftime.