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Washington beats Oregon State, improves to 7-0 in Pac-12

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) ��� Nahziah Carter saw the nation's leading shot-blocker moving to protect the rim, but he still drove the lane and elevated.

"I just feel like nobody could block my dunk, so I went up," said the sophomore forward, who acknowledged he was eager to see replays of the slam.

Carter had highlight-reel dunks and 18 points with three steals as Washington used suffocating defense to beat Oregon State 79-69 on Saturday.

Jaylen Nowell scored 19 points with three 3-pointers and David Crisp had 14 points for the Huskies (16-4, 7-0 Pac-12).

Washington coach Mike Hopkins said it was his team's most complete game of the season.

Stephen Thompson Jr. had 30 points with a career-high six 3-pointers and Tres Tinkle added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Beavers (12-7, 4-3 Pac-12).

"Give credit to Washington for coming out and being the aggressor, knocking us back on our heels," said Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle, who added that the Huskies were the more physical team.

The Huskies' zone stifled Oregon State, forcing the Beavers into 44 percent shooting and 15 turnovers. Washington scored 25 points off those turnovers, shot 58 percent from the field and had 12 turnovers.

Washington forced five early turnovers and took an 11-0 lead after a Matisse Thybulle steal and breakaway dunk at the 17:01 mark.

"We were setting the tone, just letting them know . It's not going to let up for the whole game. It's going to be a long 40 minutes," Crisp said.

A 7-0 run - including a ferocious dunk and-one by Carter over rim protector Kylor Kelley, then a Carter steal and dunk on the next possession - put the Huskies up 22-7 with 11:38 remaining in the first half.

Washington led 40-27 at the break.

The Huskies led by as many as 21 in the second half, and late Thompson 3-pointers made the score seem more respectable.

Thybulle, the reigning Pac-12 defensive player of the year, finished with 11 points and five steals.

BIG PICTURE

Washington: The Huskies last started 7-0 in league play in 1952-53, when they went 14-0 to begin conference action and advanced to the Final Four. . Washington is receiving votes in The AP poll. Three of the Huskies' losses are to ranked teams, and a road performance like Saturday's could help perception about the squad.

Oregon State: There was no "Stevie" miracle this time. The last two games against the Huskies at Gill Coliseum, Thompson hit game-winning 3-pointers, including a dagger in double overtime last season.

FUN

In the midst of a nine-game winning streak, the Huskies have a mandate to enjoy themselves on the court. "You go look at our white board, it was huge, in the middle of the white board, it said, 'fun,'" Crisp said. "Everybody likes each other, everybody loves each other here, so it's definitely fun."

OFF NIGHT

Kelley, who leads the nation in blocked shots with 3.89 per contest, had his first game of the season without a block. Kelley was limited by foul trouble and finished with just three points and four rebounds.

DUNK ENERGY

Hopkins said that the Huskies feed off of the highlight slams of "Naz," as well as Carter's aggressive play in general. "His dunks give you energy. His defense gives you energy. His confidence is hard to contain and when he's in a confident mode, his drive, it's hard to keep him in front," Hopkins said.

UP NEXT

Washington: Hosts Southern California on Wednesday.

Oregon State: At Colorado on Thursday.

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Key Players
J. Nowell
T. Tinkle
35.2 Min. Per Game 35.2
20.4 Pts. Per Game 20.4
4.4 Ast. Per Game 4.4
8.2 Reb. Per Game 8.2
51.8 Field Goal % 48.1
43.9 Three Point % 30.0
75.0 Free Throw % 76.4
  Defensive rebound by Washington 0.0
  Stephen Thompson Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Tres Tinkle 7.0
  Noah Dickerson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 7.0
+ 1 Noah Dickerson made 1st of 2 free throws 7.0
  Personal foul on Ethan Thompson 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Noah Dickerson 7.0
  Tres Tinkle missed 2nd of 2 free throws 7.0
+ 1 Tres Tinkle made 1st of 2 free throws 7.0
  Shooting foul on Matisse Thybulle 7.0
  Offensive rebound by Tres Tinkle 5.0
Team Stats
Points 79 69
Field Goals 28-48 (58.3%) 22-50 (44.0%)
3-Pointers 7-19 (36.8%) 7-19 (36.8%)
Free Throws 16-25 (64.0%) 18-26 (69.2%)
Total Rebounds 26 32
Offensive 6 11
Defensive 18 19
Team 2 2
Assists 15 13
Steals 10 5
Blocks 4 2
Turnovers 12 15
Fouls 25 20
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
30 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Washington 16-4 403979
home team logo Oregon State 12-7 274269
Team Stats
away team logo Washington 16-4 69.8 PPG 34.6 RPG 11.6 APG
home team logo Oregon State 12-7 73.4 PPG 38.1 RPG 15.0 APG
Key Players
5
J. Nowell G 16.2 PPG 5.3 RPG 3.1 APG 50.2 FG%
1
S. Thompson Jr. G 16.1 PPG 4.2 RPG 3.2 APG 42.8 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Nowell G 19 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
S. Thompson Jr. G 30 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
58.3 FG% 44.0
36.8 3PT FG% 36.8
64.0 FT% 69.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nowell 19 1 2 4/6 3/4 8/10 4 32 2 0 4 0 1
D. Crisp 14 1 4 6/12 2/6 0/0 3 37 0 0 1 0 1
M. Thybulle 11 3 3 4/6 0/2 3/4 3 23 5 0 3 2 1
N. Dickerson 7 6 0 2/3 0/0 3/7 3 18 0 0 1 1 5
H. Wright 3 3 2 1/3 1/3 0/0 2 19 0 1 1 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nowell 19 1 2 4/6 3/4 8/10 4 32 2 0 4 0 1
D. Crisp 14 1 4 6/12 2/6 0/0 3 37 0 0 1 0 1
M. Thybulle 11 3 3 4/6 0/2 3/4 3 23 5 0 3 2 1
N. Dickerson 7 6 0 2/3 0/0 3/7 3 18 0 0 1 1 5
H. Wright 3 3 2 1/3 1/3 0/0 2 19 0 1 1 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Carter 18 3 3 8/11 0/0 2/4 2 32 3 0 0 0 3
D. Green 5 1 0 2/6 1/4 0/0 3 16 0 0 0 0 1
S. Timmins 2 6 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 4 19 0 3 2 3 3
J. Bey 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
T. Rice - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Barnard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Crandall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Sorn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Hardy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Penn-Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Geron - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Neubauer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Lundeen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 24 15 28/48 7/19 16/25 25 200 10 4 12 6 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Thompson Jr. 30 3 1 11/19 6/11 2/2 4 38 0 1 1 1 2
T. Tinkle 18 9 1 4/12 0/3 10/12 0 40 2 0 2 1 8
E. Thompson 9 5 6 2/4 1/2 4/6 3 36 1 1 8 2 3
A. Hollins 3 5 0 1/5 0/1 1/2 2 18 0 0 2 3 2
K. Kelley 3 4 0 1/2 0/0 1/4 4 19 1 0 0 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Thompson Jr. 30 3 1 11/19 6/11 2/2 4 38 0 1 1 1 2
T. Tinkle 18 9 1 4/12 0/3 10/12 0 40 2 0 2 1 8
E. Thompson 9 5 6 2/4 1/2 4/6 3 36 1 1 8 2 3
A. Hollins 3 5 0 1/5 0/1 1/2 2 18 0 0 2 3 2
K. Kelley 3 4 0 1/2 0/0 1/4 4 19 1 0 0 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. Rakocevic 2 2 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 17 0 0 0 2 0
W. Washington 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0
A. Vernon 2 1 4 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 16 1 0 0 1 0
Z. Reichle 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 3 12 0 0 2 0 1
P. Dastrup - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Barnes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Blaser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Glenzel - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 30 13 22/50 7/19 18/26 20 200 5 2 15 11 19