SEATTLE (AP) — Tony Wroten powered Washington past Oregon State 95-80 with 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the Pac-12 opener for both teams Thursday night.
After controlling the start of the game, things became tight toward the end for Washington (7-5, 1-0).
Oregon State’s Ahmad Starks cut Washington’s lead to 83-80 when he hit a deep 3-pointer. Following an Oregon State (10-3, 0-1) miss, Wroten baited a defender into thinking he was just walking the ball up the court. Instead, he blew past one defender and scored while being fouled by Cunningham. His free throw put Washington up 88-80 with 2:12 to go.
Wilcox and Simmons made four consecutive free throws to put Washington up 93-80 with 51.4 to go.
C.J. Wilcox added 15 points for Washington.
Joe Burton scored 18 points for the Beavers. Jared Cunningham, the Pac-12’s leading scorer, finished with 15 points.