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Ducks lose to UW; Season now over

Oregon just couldn't muster up a comeback on the road to rival Washington in the quarterfinals of the NIT and fell 90-86 and the season is now over for the Ducks.

The Ducks finished the season 24-10 on the year and fell just one win short of making it to New York City to play in the Madison Square Garden.

Senior Olu Ashaolu led Oregon with 20 points and and a team-high nine rebounds. Junior E.J. Singler added 19 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.

Junior Tony Woods also had a big game for the Ducks scoring their first six points of the game and finished with 15 points.

The Ducks shot 44.9-percent from the field while the Huskies shot 45.3-percent. The Huskies were able to get to the line 35 times and hit 27 of their shots. The Ducks shot just 22 from the line and made 17.

The Ducks had their chances to get the win late in the game but just couldn't get over the hump.

Oregon was able to cut the deficit to 84-82 with just 42 seconds left in the game but Washington's C.J. Wilcox knocked down four free throws with a Devoe Joseph missed three in between and the game was over.

The Ducks were able to be within six points, 80-74 with just 3:33 left in the game when Sim nailed a three. The Ducks then took a charge on Tony Wroten and the Ducks had a chance to cut it to within four with 2:33 but Ahsaolu missed a challenged layup and Washington's Aziz N'Diaye made one of two free throws to give the Huskies an 82-77 lead.

The next trip down for Washington Wilcox turned it over and Sim converted a basket to make it 82-79.

Oregon was able to survive misses from both Terrence Ross and Wroten and a chance to cut the lead to just two but Singler was called for an offensive charge that made head coach Dana Altman livid because it was Singler's fifth foul with just 55.4 seconds left.

Wroten got away for a breakaway dunk and the game was out of reach for the Ducks.

Ross led the Huskies with 24 points while Wroten added 22 points, seven rebounds. Wilcox had 17 points off the bench.

The Ducks had a four-point halftime lead but a string of 17 points scored between Ross, Wroten, and Wilcox was just to deadly for the Ducks in the second half.

The Ducks led by as many as seven points and Washington led by as many as ten during the game.

Oregon's season is now over and the Ducks will have to replace five important seniors in Olu Ashaolu, Devoe Joseph, Garrett Sim, Jeremy Jacob, and Tyrone Nared.

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