Playing without their starting point guard the Ducks got terrific play from junior Johnathan Loyd who scored 11 points in the second half and No. 23 Oregon beat Washington 65-52 Wednesday night.
Damyean Dotson and the Ducks get a huge sweep over the Washington Huskies.
The victory gives Dana Altman and the Ducks their 20th win and Oregon's (20-5, 9-3) second win in Seattle in the last 12 games. Altman also became the first coach since Howard Hobson at Oregon to win 20 games in his first three seasons.
Oregon's offensive struggles with Artis out weren't seen Wednesday as the Ducks shot 49-percent from the field while limiting the Huskies to just 35-percent.
Abdul Gaddy made a layup with 8:26 left in the game to cut Oregon's lead to 46-40. From there Oregon responded and never let the Huskies back into the game. Tony Woods threw down a dunk off a Loyd miss and then Woods found Loyd open for a three which he knocked down. Just like that Washington was down 11 with 6:47 left to play.
Washington again would get the lead under 10 but Loyd came through once again for Oregon hitting another jumper and then Dotson added a layup and the Ducks again led by 11 55-44 with 3:58 left.
Loyd would convert a layup and then knock down two free throws before leaving the game with two minutes remaining with a knee injury.
Oregon made 5-of-8 free throws in the game's final 1:36 to seal the victory.
The Huskies were led by Gaddy's 17 points and five assists. C.J. Wilcox added nine points and Desmond Simmons scored seven.
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