Given new life in the last second of regulation, Oregon took control quickly in overtime Saturday night and went on to beat Washington State, 77-74.
The Ducks came back from nine down in the second half to force overtime on Maarty Leunen’s two free throws in the final second.
In overtime, the Ducks scored the first eight points, on a drive by Brooks and three-pointers by Tajuan Porter and Leunen to lead 72-64 when WSU called a timeout. That only led to Brooks intercepting a WSU pass and going solo the basket off the steal for a 10-point lead for the Ducks.
Brooks, back in the lineup after being suspended for Oregon’s loss at Washington, led the Ducks with 31 points.
It won't get easier as Oregon will travel to LA next week to take on UCLA Thursday ( 5 pm-FSN) and USC Saturday (12:30 pm-TBA).