Beavers’ home winning streak snapped at four

• Oregon State loses 86-62 to Washington

The Associated Press /

Published Feb 23, 2014 at 12:01AM

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CORVALLIS — With a jumper, a 3-pointer and a layup in a row against Oregon State, Washington senior C.J. Wilcox busted out of his slump.

Wilcox, the Huskies’ captain who was averaging 18.8 points a game, had finished three of the last four games in single digits. On Saturday, he finished with 23 in Washington’s 86-62 rout of Oregon State.

He announced his return with the series of first-half baskets that sparked an 11-0 run and pulled Washington into a 30-25 lead that the Huskies never surrendered.

“It felt good,” Wilcox said. “It’s always nice to hit the shots you make.”

With the outburst, Wilcox moved in front of Jon Brockman for second on the Huskies’ all-time career points list with 1,814. Chris Welp (1984-87) holds the record with 2,073 career points.

The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak on the road and a two-game overall losing streak for Washington (15-13, 7-8 Pac-12).

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak at Gill Coliseum for the Beavers (14-12, 6-8). Roberto Nelson, who led the Pac-12 with an average of 21 points per game, had 17 points to lead the Beavers. Oregon State trailed by as many as 25 points.

“We have every right to be stunned. That was a poor performance,” Nelson said afterward.

Angus Brandt hit a 3-pointer to put the Beavers up 17-13 midway through the first half, before Olaf Schaftenaar hit another to keep the Huskies at bay, 20-17. Nelson made consecutive layups and a free throw to put Oregon State up 25-19.

Wilcox answered for the Huskies with his breakout series — a long jumper, a 3-pointer and a layup — that sparked the 11-0 run capped by Andrew Andrews’ jumper to give Washington a 30-25 lead.

“I think we just got comfortable or something like that,” Brandt said. “We let our foot off the gas and it snowballed and we didn’t reel it in.”

In other games Saturday:

No. 4 Arizona 88, Colorado 61: BOULDER, Colo. — Freshman Aaron Gordon scored 21 of his season-best 23 points in the second half and Nick Johnson added 20 points as Arizona won at Colorado for the first time since 1973.

Stanford 83, No. 23 ULCA 74: STANFORD, Calif. — Chasson Randle made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help Stanford boost its case for an at-large NCAA tournament berth with a victory over UCLA.

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