Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Isaiah Thomas led a balanced attack with 10 points and 12 assists, as the third-seeded Washington Huskies handled the seventh-seeded Oregon Ducks, 69-51, in the semifinals of the Pac-10 Conference Tournament.
C.J. Wilcox added 14 points for the Huskies (22-10), who will face top-seeded Arizona in the title game on Saturday.
Terrence Ross and Scott Suggs tallied 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Washington, which defeated California by four points in last season's title game to capture the second Pac-10 crown for the program.
Joevan Catron finished with 18 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks (16-17), who knocked off Arizona State in Wednesday's first round by a 76-69 final, then took down UCLA, 76-59, in Thursday's quarterfinals.
Malcolm Armstead chipped in with 12 points, seven boards, six assists and six steals for Oregon, which got 10 points from E.J. Singler.
The Huskies started the game on a 12-4 run, but a Singler trey and Catron's jumper cut Oregon's deficit to 18-16 with 6:16 left.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning made a pair of free throws to spark a 12-4 Washington surge. Thomas capped the burst with two shots from the charity stripe to make it 30-20. Armstead went one-of-two from the line at the other end to make it a nine-point game at the half.
Five straight points from Justin Holiday gave the Huskies a 44-30 margin with 14:52 to play.
Oregon made things a bit interesting by responding with a 10-0 run. Catron tallied five points during the stretch, including a layup with 9:53 remaining to cut the gap to 44-40.
Ross made a big three-pointer with 7 1/2 minutes left to extend Washington's margin to 50-42. The Ducks never got closer than that the rest of the way.
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