by DSH contributing writer Eric Sloat
A loss is a loss is a loss is a loss is a loss. But, while they are all equal in the final determination, this defeat was very different than the others for the Ducks in their five game losing streak. During this freefall, the Ducks have often looked completely overmatched physically and unprepared mentally.
But in this match-up against the Huskies, for stretches, the Ducks were the dominant team. Oregon led in rebounding; Oregon led in points in the paint. Oregon got more scoring from the bench. Oregon had fewer turnovers. In practically any game during the season, if a team can lead in these categories, the win is theirs; except when the other team leads in the most important category. Washington put the ball in the basket and Oregon didn’t. Washington shot 26-45, 57.7 overall, 7-12 from 3, 58.3. Oregon, countered with, 27-63 from the field, 42.8, and 4-15, 26.6 % on 3’s.
Too Dawg-gone easy: UW's C.J. Wilcox gets a clinching basket in the last 23 seconds of the game in the Huskies 80-76 win last night (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports photo).no comments