Saturday's game also marked the first time Brooks and Washington's Appleby were on the same floor since Brooks was ejected from a Pac-10 Tournament game last season for intentionally hitting Appleby in the mouth with an elbow.
Brooks, who wrote a letter of apology to both Appleby and Washington coach Lorenzo Romar while in the locker room following his ejection, was given a two-game suspension for the blow, which included the Ducks' game in Seattle on Jan. 25. The Huskies won that game 89-77.
"He didn't want to shake my hand, that's on him," Brooks said. "I can't dwell on that. We had a basketball game to win."
Appleby's rejection before the game drew a loud reaction from Oregon's "Pit Crew" student section.The Oregon guard and Seattle native scored 30 points to lead the Ducks (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today; No. 23 AP) to a 93-85 win against the reeling Huskies.
Only one regular season game left as the Beavers come to Eugene next Saturday (3 pm -TV OSN).