Oregon St. ends 4-game skid, edges UW in Pac-12 opener

Dzmitry Ryuny had 14 points, Dexter Akanno had the last three points and Oregon State held off Washington for a 66-65 win in a Pac-12 conference opener.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Dzmitry Ryuny had 14 points, Dexter Akanno had the last three points and Oregon State held off Washington 66-65 in a Pac-12 conference opener Thursday night.

Akanno converted a three-point game with 8.2 seconds left. Keion Brooks missed a 3 for Washington to end it.

Brooks hit on a dunk, sparking a 15-2 run to give Washington a 62-61 lead with 2:21, the first since the 14:07 mark in the first half. Jamal Bey’s layup with 40 seconds to go extended the Huskies’ lead to 64-61. Glenn Taylor Jr. made two free throws for Oregon State to reduce the deficit to 64-63, but then Brooks shared two free throws for a 65-63 Huskies lead by 14 seconds.

Oregon State (4-4, 1-0) slipped in four games while Washington (6-2, 0-1) ended a three-game winning streak.

Ryuny, a 6-foot-9 transfer from San Francisco, was 5 of 10 off the floor, grabbing nine rebounds and having five assists and five steals. He also made three 3s while the rest of the Beavers shot 1 of 9 from long range. Akanno finished with 13 points and Taylor had 10.

Brooks scored 21 points to lead Washington. He made 8 of 11 free throws and grabbed seven rebounds.

Oregon State took an early lead and pulled away with a 19-0 first-half run. Ryuny made consecutive 3s and Akanno had a dunk during the surge. At the break, the Beavers led 38-26.

Oregon State plays in Southern California on Sunday. Washington hosts Colorado on Sunday.

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Emma Bowman

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