Center Noah Dickerson scored seven of his 22 points in overtime to lead the Washington Huskies ( 24-6, 15-2 Pac-12) to thier 15th Pac-12 win of the season and keep alive the Huskies hopes of finishing the season with a perfect 16-0 home record.
The win over the stubborn Oregon State Beavers ( 17-12, 9-8) was another slugfest between the two schools.The game marked the fourth time in the last six meetings a game bewteen Beavers and Huskies has advanced into overtime and Wednesday nights victory was a first for the Huskies in those games.
The game marked another disappointing close loss for the Beavers (17-12, 9-8 in Pac-12), who have now lost four of their last five games by a total of 11 points. OSU was led by Tres Tinkle’s 31 points and 10 rebounds, with Kylor Kelley adding a career-high tying 16 points.
The Beavers struggled to slow Dickerson most of the night and he carried Washington in the extra session, twice scoring over a defender and adding a dunk off a nice feed from David Crisp. His basket with 1:42 left gave Washington a 74-69 lead, but Tres Tinkle answered with a 3-pointer to pull the Beavers within 74-72. Crisp hit fourth 3-pointer of the game from the wing to push the lead to five and the Huskies escaped.
Husky guard David Crisp scored in 22 points, Jalen Nowell 18 points and Matisse Thybulle had nine points and four steals to break his own school record for most steals in a season. He has 104 for the season and is the national leader in steals per game.
The Huskies have 15 wins in conference play for the first time since the 1983-84 season.The Huskies close out the regular season on Saturday night ( 7:00 p.m. )when they host the Oregon Ducks