LAS VEGAS – Oregon completed a very incredible mission four weeks ago, accompanied by an NCAA Tournament berth when the Washington Ducks hit 68-48 Saturday nights in a PAC-12 championship game in the T-Mobile Arena.
The ducks went the sixth seed, which was cast near the bottom of PAC-12 positions in late February, to warm at the right time, because Saturday was the eighth successive victory. Oregon (23-12) finds out where he is headed Sunday when the NCAA 68-team tour bracket is unveiled at 3 pm
expected to take Washington, PAC-1
Oregon completed a 4-0 performance in the PAC-12 competition by opening a game close early in the second half with a 20-7 run. Payton Pritchard scored 20 points, Louis King 15 and Paul White 14 to steer the Ducks.
As a week ago in Oregon's 55-47 victory in Washington, the Ducks of Huskies in defense defended. Washington (26-8) shot 33 per cent (16 of 54) from the floor, and only made 5 out of 23 shots from a three point range.
Washington's offense was so dangerous that the Huskies did not make their first free throws until seven minutes remained in the game.
Oregon was in charge of 28-26 at half-time after the first half, where the points were often inevitable. The Huskies, 4 of 22, did not reach a range of three points per week from Oregon, but 2 out of 11 shots behind the arc in the first half. The Ducks faced nine of the first half.
Five points were the largest of either team, which came when Pritchard knocked down three points for 21-16 lead. The Huskies were able to score a few times over the last three minutes to make the half-hour deficit on a basket.
Oregon came up the protective heat early in the second half. During the first eight minutes, Matisse Thybulle came to steal and pour one spill. The Ducks were able to build comfortable cushions, running out of 14 consecutive points – seven from the King – to extend the lead to 44-28.
Washington lost 12 of the first 13 shots of the second half. With a 16 point commander, Oregon was able to turn the final 10 minutes into a lap parade.