By Ron Richmond

The Associated Press

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EUGENE — Dana Altman is still waiting for his real Oregon team to stand up.

A 60-point swing in outcomes over the past two games left the Ducks’ coach at a loss as to their identity.

Troy Brown Jr. scored 21 points and Kenny Wooten had 12 points and seven blocks to lead Oregon past Washington 65-40 on Thursday night.

Five days earlier, the Ducks were blown out by 35 points at Stanford, the worst loss in Altman’s eight seasons at Oregon.

“That’s our challenge,” Altman said. “Who are we? That was just a different team than the one that played (Stanford).

“Now, are we the team that played Saturday or the team that played tonight?”

Payton Pritchard also had 12 points and eight assists for the Ducks (16-8, 6-5 Pac-12). Wooten now has 70 blocks, fourth most ever by a Pac-12 freshman.

“Kenny was special,” Altman said. “Not only the blocks, but he had them thinking the whole time, and his activity was a big difference.

“All in all, I thought it was great focus, great communication and our best defensive effort.”

Noah Dickerson scored 14 points to lead the Huskies (17-7, 7-3), who had their four-game winning streak snapped. It was Washington’s lowest point total of the season.

First-year coach Mike Hopkins came away impressed with the Ducks’ intensity from the opening tip, when they forced Washington into a shot-clock violation on its first possession.

“It came down to Oregon played like it was life and death,” Hopkins said. “You’ve got to match that, you’ve got to fight for that, especially when you’re on the road.

“One of the keys to winning on the road is you’ve got to keep scoring, and we just couldn’t score enough points tonight.”

The Huskies were 0 of 7 from 3-point range in the second half and 3 of 17 overall. They went without a field goal for the final 6:22 of the game and were outscored 17-2 during that span.

“In the second half, we had great opportunities in transition that we couldn’t convert,” Hopkins said. “We had great opportunities taking it to the basket, and that’s where Kenny Wooten made a big difference with that shot blocker in the back.

“You’re fighting, you’re clawing, and we just couldn’t get over the hump.”

Washington’s leading scorer, freshman Jaylen Nowell, failed to reach double figures for the first time in 16 games with nine points on 4-of-15 shooting and five turnovers.

MiKyle McIntosh had nine rebounds to lead Oregon to a 38-33 edge on the glass. The Ducks also had a 36-24 margin in points in the paint.