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Oregon Sweeps Season Series Against Washington State, 72-61

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Payton Pritchard made moves up the Oregon scoring ranks

Instead of Louis “The” King getting it done on the offensive end, the upperclassmen showed up today. White and Pritchard combined for 36 points and the bench added 31 points as well. With this win, Oregon (18-12, 9-8) moved up to a 5th place tie with Oregon State after the Beavers suffered a road loss to Washington in OT, 81-76. Still a chance for the Ducks to get that first-round bye in the PAC-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.

Oregon Ducks:

(Starters)

Louis King - 3 Points

Paul White - 21 Points (Career High), 6 Rebounds, 2 Blocks (Season-High), 4-5 3PT

Francis Okoro - 0 Points, 5 Rebounds

Kenny Wooten - 2 Points, 2 Blocks, 3 Steals

Payton Pritchard - 15 Points, 7 Assists, 3 Steals, 7-12 FG

(Reserves)

Will Richardson - 11 Points, 5 Rebounds

Ehab Amin - 4 Points

Miles Norris - 2 Points

Victor Bailey Jr. - 14 Points, 4-5 3PT

Washington State Cougars

(Starters)

Robert Franks - 16 Points, 7 Rebounds, 2 Blocks, 2 Steals

Jeff Pollard - 4 Points

CJ Elleby - 10 Points, 7 Rebounds

Ahmed Ali - 9 Points, 5 Assists

Marvin Cannon - 12 Points, 7 Rebounds

(Reserves)

Isaiah Wade - 7 Points

Tonight’s Observations:

  • Paul White had his best half that I’ve seen this season. He had 13 points on 3 of 4 shooting from beyond the arc (White averages 10.3 PPG).
  • Payton Pritchard matched his season average of 12.0 PPG and 4.3 APG in the 1st half. He also moved to 26th in Oregon scoring history (1,174 points) with only three seasons under his belt.
  • Oregon’s offense was very impressive in the 1st half. The Ducks were stroking it from deep as they shot 50% (7-14 3PT) and finished the game 10-20 on three-pointers.
  • Washington State turned over the ball a total of 17 times. Oregon had 20 points off those turnovers.
  • Oregon didn’t get to the line too much and only made 4-10 free throws.
  • Louis King ended his streak tonight of 8 straight games scoring in double-digits. He only made one shot out of five attempts tonight.

Next Game - Oregon @ Washington (10:00 PM ET, ESPN) on Saturday, March 9th

*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho