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Updated: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:45 AM EST
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(21) Oregon 91, Washington 66
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EUGENE, Oregon (Ticker) -- Oregon received a scare, but it was not from its opponents.

James Davis scored 18 points but the 21st-ranked Ducks saw star forward Luke Jackson suffer an injury in a 91-66 Pac-10 Conference rout of Washington.

Oregon (13-4, 3-3 Pac-10) held a 41-24 lead when the lefthanded Jackson hurt the ring finger on his right hand attempting to steal the ball from Washington's Doug Wrenn with 5:50 left before halftime. Jackson's hand was bleeding profusely as he left the game and did not return.

"It's a chance for this team to show its character through adversity," Oregon coach Ernie Kent said. "I think we're strong enough to handle it until we get him back."

Jackson, who entered the game averaging 17.1 points, had the hand heavily bandaged while sitting on the bench and is doubtful for Saturday's game against Washington State. Oregon indicated that the finger was not broken.

"I was afraid that he might have broken something," Ducks guard Luke Ridnour said. "We're just going to pray he's back soon. We need some guys to step up and do the best they can until he's back."

The Ducks placed four players in double figures and shot 53 percent (34-of-64). Andre Joseph netted 17 points and Ridnour finished with 15 and 11 assists.

Oregon never trailed, opening an early 12-2 lead on a layup by freshman Ian Crosswhite. A layup by Crosswhite capped a 10-0 run that built a 30-8 advantage with just over eight minutes to go in the first half.

Freshman Brandon Lincoln's 3-pointer midway through the second half capped another 10-0 burst that gave Oregon its largest lead at 84-45.

"There were times tonight tonight where I thought we could have played with any team in the country," Kent said. "We did a great job of executing our game plan."

Washington (7-9, 2-5) was led by reserve Nate Robinson's 18 points and fellow freshman Mike Jensen added 13. The Huskies managed just eight baskets in the first half and lost for the third straight time to the Ducks.

"We got beat by a good team that played really well," Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar said. "I was really impressed by how they shared the ball. They always had four guys on the court who can really make plays."

The Ducks shot a robust 52 percent (14-of-27) as Davis connected on 6-of-7. Oregon also took good care of the ball and had just nine turnovers

Crosswhite finished with 14 points as Oregon's bench came up with a terrific effort. The reserves finished with 42 points and 12 rebounds.

"We were moving to the ball and to the open person," Davis said. "We played really well as a team tonight."

Wrenn led Washington's starters with 10 points. Will Conroy, averaging nearly 14 points per game, had just seven points on 2-of-7 shooting.

The Huskies fell to 1-5 on the road and have lost 11 of their last 12 Pac-10 road games.

The Ducks have won 26 of their last 27 home games.


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