National Basketball Association
Oregon 62, Washington St. 59
When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, February 14, 2022
Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
# Deidre Carr, # Chris Rastatter, # Kevin Brill
N'Faly Dante scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and De'Vion Harmon also had 13 points as Oregon held off Washington State 62-59 on Monday in Eugene, Ore.
The Ducks (17-8, 10-4 Pac-12) overcame 23 points from the Cougars' Michael Flowers and earned their 11th win in the past 13 games.
Oregon's biggest basket was Will Richardson's corner 3-pointer with a minute to play for a 62-53 lead. It was important because the Cougars (14-10, 7-6) fought back with back-to-back treys by Flowers to make it a three-point game with 12 seconds left.
Harmon missed the front end of a one-and-one with 11 seconds remaining to give Washington State one last chance to tie. Flowers and teammate Efe Abogidi were off target on 3-point attempts, with Flowers' shot rimming in and out, and the Ducks survived for the win.
Oregon took a 30-18 lead on a 3-pointer by Harmon with 3:48 left in the first half, which capped off a 12-2 run. The hosts' lead was down to 35-29 at halftime, however.
The Ducks let the Cougars back in the game, starting the second half ice cold while Washington State surged ahead with a 10-0 run. The Cougars soon posted their largest of the game at 43-38.
Oregon had a response, unlike in its last game against Cal when the Ducks could never turn around their shooting woes in a 78-64 defeat. A Harmon three-point play and a Jacob Young jumper leveled the score at 43-43.
Franck Kepnang gave the Ducks a 57-50 lead, blocking a shot at one end, running the court and converting a layup with 3:55 left.
Harmon drove the lane and scooped in a layup after the Ducks had run the shot clock down under 10 seconds, giving Oregon a 59-52 lead with 2:45 to go. But Washington State didn't fade away, making the Ducks sweat in the final seconds.
The Cougars shot a season-low 30.1 percent (22 of 73) while taking their third consecutive loss. They hit just 30.5 percent from the floor in a 58-55 defeat to visiting Arizona State on Saturday.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Michael Flowers 23
N'Faly Dante 13
Michael Flowers 3
Will Richardson 5
TJ Bamba 7
N'Faly Dante 10
Michael Flowers 3
||Free Throws Made
Quincy Guerrier 4
Tyrell Roberts 2
De'Vion Harmon 2
Efe Abogidi 2
Franck Kepnang 4
Team Stats Summary