The Washington Huskies ( 15-4, 7-0 Pac-12) raced out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back as the Dawgs defense stifled the Oregon State Beavers (12-7, 4-3 ) in the Huskies 79-69 win over the Beavers Saturday in Corvallis. The win extended the Huskies unbeaten conference streak to seven games. The Huskies’ zone forced the Beavers into a mere 44 percent shooting and 15 turnovers. Washington scored 25 points off the forced turnovers and shot 58 percent from the field and had 12 turnovers.
Sophomore forward Nahziah Carter scored 18 points to match his career high dished out three assists and had three steals in what was arguably his best complete game of the season. Add the multiple monster dunks by Carter Saturday’s win over the Beavers was a statement game for the Huskies and Carter.
The Huskies are now 7-0 in conference play for the first time since 1952-53, when they went 14-0 to begin conference action and advanced to the Final Four. Jaylen Nowell scored 19 points with three 3-pointers and David Crisp had 14 points for the Huskies. Matisse Thybulle rounded out the Huskies double-digit scoring with 11 points and recorded five steals. With the five steals, Thybulle is now number three in Pac-12 History with 262 career steals.
Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 30 points hit a career-high six 3-pointers, Tres Tinkle added 18 points and nine rebounds, and Ethan Thompson finished with nine points, five rebounds and six assists for the Beavers.