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No. 15 Oregon shoots lights out in 83-61 win at Washington

Dorsey poured in 28 points, going 8-of-12 from downtown

NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

SEATTLE, Washington — Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey enjoyed a career night, helping No. 15 Oregon to an 83-61 win at Washington on Wednesday.

Dorsey finished one point shy of his career-high with 28 points, draining a career-best eight triples and adding four rebounds and three assists to boot.

Oregon looked to be in control from tip to buzzer, pulling away in the second half to notch its 12th straight win and improve to 14-2 overall and 3-0 in Pac-12 play. Meanwhile, Washington fell to 7-7 and 0-2, respectively.

The Ducks, who shot 52 percent from the floor and 54 from deep, demonstrated fluid ball movement for 18 assists and got out in transition to trump the Huskies, who shot 41 and 25 percent, respectively.

Oregon closed the first half on an 18-9 run to take an 42-33 advantage into the break. Dylan Ennis (8p, 5r) and Payton Pritchard highlighted the run with back-to-back threes for the Ducks, while Washington’s Markelle Fultz weaved through the lane for a reverse layup to trim the deficit late in the period.

The potential No. 1 overall draft pick paced the Huskies with 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting, while David Crisp added 14 points with a pair of triples.

Dillon Brooks (8p, 4a) didn’t start the second half after picking up three fouls in the first. Washington took advantage, opening with a 6-0 spurt to pull within three: Crisp opened with a layup from Fultz, Matisse Thybulle soared in for a high-flying tip from Crisp and Noah Dickerson went straight up for a dunk from Fultz to make it a 42-39 ballgame.

Oregon responded to quickly push its lead back to double figures with a 7-0 run, which Pritchard highlighted with a triple and a jumper, 49-39, on his way to finishing with eight points.

Following a Fultz jumper, Jordan Bell (10p, 11r) continued to fuel the Oregon offense with consecutive dunks, as the Duck pushed their lead to as many as 25, 83-58, down the stretch.

Oregon concludes its two-game road trip in The Evergreen State on Saturday, Jan. 4, facing Washington State (8-5, 1-0 Pac-12) at 4 p.m. PT. The Cougars, who have won four of their past five, take on the Oregon State Beavers on Wednesday at 8 p.m. PT.

Today’s Tidbits

  • No. 1 Villanova is undefeated no more, falling on the road to No. 18 Butler, 66-58. The Wildcats put together the winningest calendar year in college basketball history, going 38-3 in 2016. A Bulldog celebration was certainly in order.
  • No. 2 Baylor survived with a 65-63 win over Iowa State to keep its record unblemished at 14-0.


  • No. 5 Gonzaga is the only other undefeated team in college basketball, sporting a 14-0 mark as well. The Bulldogs kick off the new year at San Francisco on Thursday at 6 p.m. PT.
  • No. 8 Duke steamrolled Georgia Tech at Cameron, 110-57, as Grayson Allen (15p, 7a) returned from his “indefinite” suspension, which turned out to be just one game for his third tripping violation in a year’s span.