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Ducks Start Hot, Hold Off Beavers Late

Oregon head coach Dana Altman:

Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson:

Oregon guard Johnathan Loyd and forward Mike Moser:

Oregon State guard Roberto Nelson:

Oregon State forward Eric Moreland:

Oregon State guard Hallice Cooke:

EUGENE, Ore.– Oregon used a 17-0 run to build a 19-point lead in the first half, and held on late to beat Oregon State, 93-83 in the 341st playing of the Civil War series.

The Ducks avenged a Jan. 19 loss to the Beavers in Corvallis, where Oregon shot 37.9 percent from the field, including a season-low 21 percent from there. In Sunday’s rematch, Oregon shot 53.4 percent from the field and 52.4 from three. The Ducks also tallied 18 assists, compared to the six assists they had in the loss to OSU a month ago.

Oregon State chipped away at the early 19-point deficit, cutting Oregon’s lead to two a couple times in the second half. But the Ducks held the Beavers off with a combination of three-pointers and three-point plays down the stretch.

Joseph Young scored a game-high 25 points for Oregon (16-8, 4-8 Pac-12), followed by Portland native Mike Moser, who scored 15 points. Overall, Oregon had five players in double figures, including Young, Moser, Damyean Dotson (15 points), Jason Calliste (14 points), and Johnathan Loud (11 points). The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Ducks, who welcome the Washington schools to Matthew Knight Arena this week.

Roberto Nelson led the Beavers in scoring with 18 points. Eric Moreland had a double-double with 17 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Hallice Cooke (16 points) and Angus Brandt (11 points) were the other Beavers in double-figures.

The loss was OSU’s third straight. The Beavers host Washington State at Gill Coliseum on Thursday.

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