NCAA Men's Basketball: No. 12 Oregon moves to 12-0 with win over Morgan State

2013-12-29T15:37:25Z 2013-12-29T21:39:03Z NCAA Men's Basketball: No. 12 Oregon moves to 12-0 with win over Morgan StateThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 29, 2013 3:37 pm  • 

EUGENE, Ore. — Joseph Young scored 24 points and No. 12 Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons with a 97-76 victory against Morgan State on Sunday.

Richard Amardi had a season-high 16 points in his first start of the season, and Damyean Dotson scored 15 points for the Ducks (12-0), who are off to their best start since going 13-0 in 2006-07.

Justin Black scored 22 points for the Bears (3-9), and Anthony Hubbard added 15.

It had been eight days since Oregon defeated BYU in overtime and the Ducks looked more rested than rusty after the long layoff.

Oregon, the national scoring leader coming in, increased its average to 90.8 points per game and were a three-pointer from a school-record fifth 100-point game this season.

The Ducks got there with a balanced and efficient scoring attack. Six players scored seven or more points and Oregon shot 54 percent from the field overall, 7 for 15 from three-point range and 22 for 26 from the free throw line.

Young, who had three three-pointers, was 9 for 13 from the field and Amardi made all but one of his nine shots.

They Ducks led 54-30 at halftime behind 17 points from Young and 12 from Amardi.

No. 10 Wichita St. 81, Davidson 70: In Wichita, Kan., Cleanthony Early had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help Wichita State to extend the best start in school history.

Ron Baker had 15 points for Wichita State (13-0) while Darius Carter scored 13 and Tekele Cotton added 10.

Tyler Kalinoski had 17 points for Davidson (4-9), while Tom Droney added 12 and De’Mon Brooks scored 10.

Wichita State was able to salt away the victory at the free throw line. The Shockers were 28 of 41 on free throws while Davidson was just 11 of 16. Three Wildcats fouled out.

Wichita State also had a significant advantage in points off turnovers, converting Davidson’s 15 turnovers into 18 points. The Shockers had nine turnovers, which the Wildcats turned into seven points.

No. 13 Florida 76, Savannah State 34: In Gainesville, Fla., Pat Young scored 15 points, becoming the 50th player in school history to reach 1,000 in his career, and Florida handled Savannah State.

Young received a standing ovation as he left the game with 5:41 remaining, waving to the crowd as his achievement was announced.

Young topped the 1,000-point plateau on a putback with 7:15 to play. It came shortly after he stepped to the free throw line with a chance to join the club. Young clanged it off the front rim, drawing groans from the crowd. He made amends, though, a few minutes later.

USC 82, Howard 60: In Los Angeles, Byron Wesley led USC with 20 points, scoring 14 in the second half. USC (9-4) led Howard 29-26 at the intermission while grabbing 22 rebounds in the first half, to Howard’s 11 but the Trojans also had 12 turnovers, and converted just 5 of 14 free throws.

Stanford 79, Cal Poly 62: In Stanford, Calif., Stefan Nastic scored 20 points and Dwight Powell added 15 more as Stanford muscled its way to a win.

Washington 73, Hartford 67: In Seattle, C.J. Wilcox scored 23 points, 18 in the second half, and the Huskies held off stubborn Hartford.

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