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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Washington State Drops Decision To Oregon, 69-66
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/12/2005
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Feb. 12, 2005

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Bryce Taylor scored 12 points, including the game-winning basket with a minute left, to lead Oregon past Washington State 69-66 on Saturday.

Chamberlain Oguchi came off the bench to also score 12 for the Ducks (12-9 overall, 4-8 Pac-10), while Malik Hairston and Maarty Leunen each added 11 points.

The victory broke a six-game losing streak for Oregon that extended back to the last time the two teams met on Jan. 15 in Pullman, Wash., when the Ducks also won.

Derrick Low led Washington State (10-12, 5-8) with a career-high 19 points. He had a chance to tie the game at the end, but his long 3-point attempt fell short as the time expired.

Taylor gave Oregon a 67-66 lead with 1:02 remaining before he and Hairston each scored a free throw in the final 25 seconds to push the lead to three points.

Down 63-56 late in the second half, Washington State went on a 10-2 run to take an eventual 66-65 lead following a pair of free throws by Kyle Weaver with just under three minutes to play.

They turned out to be the last points of the game for the Cougars, who didn't make a field goal in the final 4:23.

Hairston, who also recorded a game-high eight rebounds, scored eight of his points in the opening minutes of the second half as the Ducks' two-point halftime lead, 34-32, grew to as many as nine, 55-46.

The win was Oregon's 16th in 17 games against the Cougars, and the eighth straight.

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