EUGENE, Ore. -- Quincy Pondexter had a career-high 34 points and 10 rebounds Thursday as Washington kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive with an 86-72 victory over Oregon.
Pondexter dazzled with an array of dunks and drives, going 14 for 18 from the field. Isaiah Thomas added 14 points for the Huskies (20-9, 10-7 Pac-10).
Pondexter's point total was the most by an opposing player against Oregon this season.
Washington trailed early in the second half before pulling away with an 11-0 run that made it 54-44 with 16:18 to play. Justin Holiday scored eight points during that stretch on two 3-pointers and a jumper. He finished with 10 points.
It was the third straight win on the road for the Huskies, who started the season 0-7 on the road.