Published February 14, 2013
Fading Huskies fall to DucksTODD DYBAS
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.