Wilcox’s 24 leads Washington past Oregon 76-60By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer Sunday, Jan 1, 2012
SEATTLE (AP)—Moved to a reserve role for the start of Pac-12 Conference play, Washington guard C.J. Wilcox responded by matching his career-high with 24 points, and the Huskies improved to 2-0 to start the conference season with a 76-60 win over Oregon on Saturday night.
Wilcox was shuttled to the bench earlier this week as a way to get freshman Tony Wroten and 7-footer Aziz N’Diaye in the starting lineup together. Wilcox still came through with his highest point total since scoring 24 last season against UCLA. He scored 13 during a key second-half run for Washington (8-5, 2-0 Pac-12) after the Ducks had trimmed a double-digit deficit down to four.
E.J. Singler led Oregon (10-4, 1-1) with 20 points, 13 coming in the first half. But the Ducks shot just 32 percent.