Oregon thumps UC Irvine, moves to 10-0
Eugene, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Joseph Young shot 7-of-10 from the field for 18 points as the 13th-ranked Oregon Ducks stayed unbeaten with a 91-63 rout of UC Irvine in a non-conference bout from Matthew Knight Arena.
Mike Moser and Damyean Dotson contributed 15 and 14 points, respectively, as the Ducks (10-0) welcomed sophomores Dominic Artis and Ben Carter back to the lineup after the pair served nine-game suspensions to start the season. Artis had five points and eight rebounds while Carter scored four.
Jason Calliste scored 10 points for Oregon, which shot 12-of-19 as a team from behind the arc. Oregon is one of just 13 undefeated teams in the nation.
Will Davis II netted a game-high 20 points in the setback, while Luke Nelson tallied 13 points, six assists and five rebounds. Chris McNealy scored 14 for UC Irvine (6-6), which has lost three of four.
Mamadou Ndiaye, the 7-foot-6 freshman from Senegal, went for seven points with seven boards and four blocked shots for the Anteaters.
Davis scored five points before the media timeout to keep Irvine close, 9-8, but Moser and Young made triples on the front and back end of a 13-2 run that had the Ducks in front by 16, 28-12, with nine minutes left in the first half.
Oregon finished the half on a 7-0 run to take a 48-29 lead into the locker rooms.
The Ducks won the second half, 43-34, as they cruised to a convincing victory.
Oregon's bench outscored the Irvine reserves, 38-3 ... The Ducks had 13 steals as a team to just two for the Anteaters ... Oregon looks to extend its winning streak to 11 games when it hosts BYU on Saturday.
12/18 00:57:37 ET