Fading Huskies fall to Ducks

Staff writerFebruary 14, 2013 

SEATTLE – Add another loss.

Washington lost for the seventh time in eight games, this defeat a 40-minute trudge against Oregon that became a 65-52 Pacific-12 Conference victory for the Ducks on Wednesday night at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

The Huskies are plummeting. Down to 13-12 overall and 5-7 in conference, their postseason chances of any kind are rapidly fading.

Washington’s offense was a wreck much of the evening. Self-inflicted turnovers, although fewer, often derailed any momentum the Huskies tried to cobble together. They also shot just 35 percent against the Ducks (20-5, 9-3 Pac-12).

Late in the second half, a defensive miscommunication left Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd open, and he hit a 3-pointer to put the Ducks up 51-40. Washington never closed the gap in a significant way.

Abdul Gaddy (17 points, seven assists and five rebounds) led the way for Washington.

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