For the sixth time in seven years, the Oregon Ducks are going dancing. The Washington Huskies were lauded for being a second half team. The Ducks destroyed them 40-22 in the second half.
Pac-12 Champions for the fifth time. What a run by the No. 6 seed in the Conference Tournament.
Payton Pritchard was something else for Oregon. He was efficient 7-of-9 shooting for 20 points, he gave out seven assists, he grabbed six rebounds, he drew charges, he threw lobs, and he stole the ball four times.
Washington just couldn’t do anything right. The referees thought so too, the Huskies committed 18 fouls leading to 22 Oregon free throws (the Ducks made 20-of-22). Washington didn’t even attempt a free throw until the 7:32 to go in the second half.
The referees were not the main problem when it came to the Huskies attempting free throws. Washington didn’t drive the lane much in the opening half, whereas Oregon was the aggressor on their offensive end.
The Huskies tried driving in the second half, but turned it over on charging calls several times. Washington was known as a second half team. The Ducks destroyed them in the second half 40-22.
Oregon will find out where they go next Sunday afternoon during the NCAA Selection Sunday reveal. We’ll have coverage starting at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
- Matisse Thybulle’s first steal of the game was his 322nd career steal, which passed Gary Payton for the most in Pac-12 history.