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PACIFIC 10

Wrenn Riddles No. 19 Oregon

January 25, 2002|From Associated Press

Doug Wrenn scored a career-high 32 points, including six over the final 1:19, as Washington defeated No. 19 Oregon, 97-92, Thursday night at Seattle.

The Ducks, the turnaround team of the Pacific 10 Conference, had won four consecutive and 10 of 11, but struggled defensively against a team averaging 70.3 points.

Washington's scoring output was its second best of the season and the Huskies (8-11, 2-7) shot 54% in the first half.

Washington converted 11 of 12 free throws over the final 40 seconds, six by Curtis Allen, who was 12 of 12 from the line and had 18 points. It was the first time this season the Huskies came back to win after trailing with five minutes left.

Washington, which played a ranked opponent for the fifth time in seven games, had lost three consecutive and nine of 10.

Frederick Jones scored 27 points and Luke Ridnour matched his career-high with 23 for the Ducks (14-5, 6-2), who were looking for their best conference start since 1939 when they began 11-1 in the Pacific Coast Conference under Hall of Fame coach Howard Hobson. Oregon's ranking is its highest in five years.

Wrenn's previous career-high was 29 points set Jan. 6 against USC. On Thursday, he got two points on a goaltending call with 1:19 left. He scored 18 in the first half with three dunks and had seven rebounds.

Chris Christoffersen, the Ducks' 7-foot-2 center, was held to three points and limited to 13 minutes because of foul trouble.

Oregon State 74, Washington State 72--Jimmie Haywood scored a career-high 23 points, including the game-winning free throws with less than a second remaining, to lead the Beavers over the Cougars at Pullman, Wash.

The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for Oregon State (9-9, 2-6). Washington State (4-13, 0-8) has lost 11 consecutive.

Marcus Moore, one of five Washington State players to score in double figures, led the Cougars with 17 points.

Haywood scored 14 points in the second half, including five in the last 1:08.

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