It wasn’t quite a LeGarrette Blount moment, but it was close: Oregon center Tony Woods was ejected from the Duck’s overtime win at Washington State for elbowing Brock Motum in the back of the head, temporarily sending Motum to the locker room.
A look at the video monitor made it clear the elbow was a malicious one, and Woods was given the flagrant foul and shown the door. Oregon was forced to play the remainder of the game without the big man.
The Cougars would go on a run after the elbow, and halfway through the first half, it looked like they would run the Ducks out of the gym, but Oregon cut into the lead by halftime and went into the locker rooms trailing by just 11.
When Oregon played Washington State in Eugene, they were down by 10 at halftime and once again they started the third quarter on a big run to cut into the lead. On Saturday it was a case of déjà vu for Washington State as Oregon would eventually take the lead forcing a three from WSU just to force OT.