Four of Oregon’s players scored at least 16 points, led by N’Faly Dante’s 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field, in the Ducks’ 96-71 win over Portland on Wednesday night at Eugene, Ore.
Oregon (6-5) broke through with a win after losing four of its previous six games including two straight losses to Pac-12 opponents Arizona State and Stanford.
De’Vion Harmon had a career-high 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, Quincy Guerrier finished with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Will Richardson had 16 points with a 6-of-11 shooting mark.
The Ducks made 53.6 percent of their shots from the field, including 8 of 20 from 3-point range. Harmon was 3 of 4 from beyond the arc.
Dante’s nine rebounds helped Oregon with the rebounding battle 43-30. The Ducks outscored Portland 54-14 in the paint.
Portland (8-4) also had four scorers in double figures led by Chris Austin’s 19 points. Mike Meadows and Kristian Sjolund each had 14 points, and Tyler Robertson finished with 10 points.
Oregon never trailed in the game and took control early.
Dante capped a 14-3 run with six points in that stretch, helping the Ducks take a 27-11 lead with 10:49 left in the first half.
Oregon led 46-32 at halftime after shooting 60 percent from the field in the first half, led by Dante’s 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Dante, Harmon, Guerrier and Richardson combined for 36 points on 14-for-21 shooting in the first half.
Portland made 11 of 29 shots and committed nine turnovers.
The Pilots, who shot 38.2 percent from the field, did not come closer than 14 points in the second half.
Portland’s 13 turnovers led to 22 points for Oregon, which tallied seven steals.
Dante, Harmon and Jacob Young had two steals each for the Ducks, who next host defending national champion Baylor on Saturday.
Portland will next host San Jose State on Friday.
–Field Level Media
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