Dana Altman has built his program on a steady diet of transfers, and it was one of those transplants -- Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi -- who provided the catalyst for No. 3 seed Oregon to get past No. 6 seed Washington in overtime at the Pac-12 Tournament, 70-67.
Kazemi would score 11 of his 14 points in the extra period. He also collected nine rebounds.
The Huskies, meanwhile, self destructed -- something they've done at various times this season -- by turning the ball over four times in overtime. In fact, a Damyean Dotson steal on an Abdul Gaddy turnover that led to a fast break dunk by Kazemi off a beautiful behind-the-back pass by Jonathan Loyd essentially put the game out of reach for Washington by giving Oregon a seven point lead with less than three minutes to go it OT.
Gaddy, the subject of much ire from Washington fans for four years now, finished with 14 points on 6 of 17 shooting with five rebounds, five assists and six turnovers. C.J. Wilcox had 19 points and Scott Suggs had 18.
The Ducks advance to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament where they'll face upstart No. 10 seed Utah on Friday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.