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

Dzmitry Ryuny had 14 points, Dexter Akanno scored the last three points and Oregon State held off Washington for a 66-65 win in a Pac-12 Conference opener.
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Oregon State guard Jordan Pope, right, tries to pass the ball around Washington's Cole Bajema, left, and Keyon Menifield during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State won 66-65. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

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

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

Brooks scored on a dunk, sparking a 15-2 run to give Washington a 62-61 lead with 2:21 to play, its first since the 14:07 mark in the first half. Jamal Bey's layup with 40 seconds left stretched the Huskies' lead to 64-61. Glenn Taylor Jr. made a pair of free throws for Oregon State to cut the deficit to 64-63, but then Brooks split a pair of free throws for a 65-63 Huskies lead with 14 seconds left.

Oregon State (4-4, 1-0) snapped a four-game skid while Washington (6-2, 0-1) ended a three-game win streak.

Ryuny, a 6-foot-9 transfer from San Francisco, was 5 of 10 from the floor, grabbed nine rebounds and had 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 run in the first half. Ryuny made consecutive 3s and Akanno had a dunk during the surge. The Beavers led 38-26 at the break.

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

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