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Richardson helps Oregon hold off Washington St. late, 62-59

Ducks shake off loss to Cal with fourth win in last five games

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Oregon center Franck Kepnang (22) reacts after making basket and being fouled, as Oregon forward Eric Williams Jr. (50) stands at left and Washington State guard Noah Williams (24), forward Mouhamed Gueye (35) and forward DJ Rodman (11) watch during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.
Oregon center Franck Kepnang (22) reacts after making basket and being fouled, as Oregon forward Eric Williams Jr. (50) stands at left and Washington State guard Noah Williams (24), forward Mouhamed Gueye (35) and forward DJ Rodman (11) watch during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson) Photo Gallery

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Will Richardson knocked down a wide-open 3-pointer with a minute left to allow Oregon to hold on to a 62-59 victory over Washington State on Monday night.

Richardson’s trey gave the Ducks a 62-53 lead, but Washington State got two 3-pointers from Michael Flowers, who missed a third 3-pointer to tie with 3 seconds left.

Flowers scored at the basket in the final minute of the first half to get the Cougars within six, 35-29, at intermission and DJ Rodman opened the second half with a 3-pointer, Mouhamed Gueye had a layup, Efe Abogidi dunked and Tyrell Roberts hit from deep to put Washington State in front, 39-35. N’Faly Dante scored on back-to-back layups to put the Ducks on top for good, 49-45 with 7:42 left.

N’Faly Dante and De’Vion Harmon each had 13 points to lead the Ducks (17-8, 10-4 Pac-12), who bounced back from an upset loss to California that snapped a string of four straight wins. Dante pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and Oregon shot 41.7% from the field (25 of 60).

Flowers scored 10 of the Cougars’ final 12 points and finished with 23 points. Noah Williams added 13 points. Washington State (14-10, 7-6) was just 22 of 73 from the field (30.1%), including 8 of 33 from long range.

Oregon travels to play Arizona State on Thursday before facing No. 3 Arizona on Saturday.

Washington State, which has now lost three straight, plays at No. 13 UCLA on Thursday.

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