Wilcox gets on track, lifts Huskies past Beavers 86-62

Wilcox gets on track, lifts Huskies past Beavers 86-62
Washington guard Mike Anderson, right, drives to the basket past Oregon State forward Olaf Schaftenaar, from Netherlands, during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — C.J. Wilcox had 23 points and Washington snapped a seven-game losing streak on the road with an 86-62 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.

Wilcox, who had been in single digits three of the last four games, moved in front of Jon Brockman for second on the Huskies' all-time career points list with 1,814.

The victory also snapped a two-game overall losing streak for Washington (15-13, 7-8 Pac-12), which was coming off a 78-71 loss at Oregon on Wednesday. It was the Huskies' final regular-season road game. They finished the year 2-7 away from Seattle in Pac-12 play.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak at Gill Coliseum for the Beavers (14-12, 6-8), who were coming off a 76-75 overtime victory over Washington State on Thursday night.

Roberto Nelson, who led the Pac-12 with an average of 21 points per game, had 17 points to lead the Beavers. Oregon State trailed by as many as 25 points.

The Huskies downed the Beavers 87-81 in Seattle in late January. In that game, freshman guard Nigel Williams-Goss had 32 points, an all-time high for a Washington freshman. He had added 14 points and 10 assists on Saturday against Oregon State.

Angus Brandt hit a 3-pointer to put the Beavers up 17-13 midway through the first half, before Olaf Schaftenaar hit another to keep the Huskies at bay, 20-17. Nelson made consecutive layups and a free throw to put Oregon State up 25-19.

Wilcox answered for the Huskies with a long jumper, a 3-pointer and a layup to spark an 11-0 run that was capped when Andrew Andrews' jumper made it a 30-25 UW lead.

The momentum stayed with Washington through the rest of the game and Wilcox pushed the margin to 42-31 with a late layup. The Huskies led 44-33 at the break.

Wilcox made a jumper that put the Huskies up 55-39 early in the second half and the game began to slip away for the Beavers. His alley-oop dunk pushed the lead to 59-40.

The Beavers rallied with a 9-2 run that narrowed the gap to 61-49. But Wilcox, with 14 points in the second half, consecutively hit a 3-pointer, a jumper and a dunk to put the Huskies up 80-55.