Instant Reaction: Ducks Drop Dawgs 64-61 in Overtime

Mike Martin

Instant Reaction

While many will look at Oregon's Peyton Pritchard as the hero, the Huskies gave this one away. In the second half, UW hit on just 4 of 19 shots from the field, missing all eight 3-point attempts.  

One of the biggest differences between the first and the second halves was Oregon's offensive rebounding, with the Ducks holding a 16-4 advantage on second-chance points.

The Huskies shot 11 more free throws than the Ducks but hit just 66 percent for the game.  They missed some big ones late, including 3 of 5 in overtime.  

Oregon's press  forced 10 second-half turnovers as the Ducks recovered from a 16-point deficit.  Isaiah Stewart nearly willed the Huskies to victory with his 25 points.   

What We Saw

A lot of things have to go right to build a 16-point advantage against the No. 8 team in the country.  A lot of things had to go wrong to blow a 16-point advantage. Both occurred Saturday afternoon.

UW built it largest lead at 48-32 with just over 13 minutes remaining in the game. This was not a total collapse but more a matter of Oregon chipping away at the lead.

Stewart continues to be a man among boys.  In the win over Oregon State, the UW had five players in double figures.  However, against the Ducks, only Stewart, with his 25 points, and Marcus Tsohonis, who chipped in 14, scored over 10 points.  No Husky player, other than Stewart, had more than 3 points in the second half.

Key Stats

Second-half, second-chance points: a 16-4 advantage for Oregon.  The Ducks also had six steals to the UW's zero.  

Washington's shooting percentage was cut practically in half from the first to the second halves. The Huskies shot 41 percent in the first half before dipping to 21 percent in the second.

Oregon's shooting percentage hovered around 30 percent for the game. The Ducks went 10-for-30 in the first half and 10-for-33 in the second.

Stewart had a highly productive stat line: 25 points, 19 rebounds and 5 blocked shots. The other starters supplied a combined 16 points, 18 rebounds, and 6 blocked shots.  

Where Do They Go From Here?

The Huskies' record fell to 12-7 overall and 2-4 in conference.  They hit the road for games against the Utah on Thursday and Colorado on Saturday.  

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