Washington 69, Oregon 51

C.J. Wilcox scored 14 points, freshman Terrence Ross had 13 in

his second career start, and Washington finally shook Oregon to

advance to the Pac-10 tournament title game with a 69-51 victory

Friday night.

Isaiah Thomas had 10 points and 12 assists for the third-seeded

Huskies, who will attempt to defend their 2010 tournament title

against top-seeded Arizona on Saturday at Staples Center.

The Huskies (22-10) led throughout the final 37 minutes with

balanced offense and a tough zone defense, but they didn’t pull

away until scoring eight consecutive points down the stretch, a

rally highlighted by Wilcox’s four-point play with 3:58 to go.

Washington finished the game on a 14-4 run.

Joevan Catron had 18 points and nine rebounds for seventh-seeded

Oregon (16-17), which finally ran out of steam in its third game in

three nights.