Oregon Gets Five Players In Double Figures Against Illinois-Chicago

Dec. 12, 2000

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Bryan Bracey and Frederick Jones each scored 20 pointsas Oregon, coming off a 10-day break, beat Illinois-Chicago 110-87 Tuesdaynight.

Five players scored in double digits as the Ducks scored their most pointsin four seasons under head coach Ernie Kent, who was rewarded with his 150thcareer coaching victory. Kent is 60-35 at Oregon, 6-0 this season.

Joe Scott scored 29 points to lead the Flames (4-4), who also got 17 pointsand 14 rebounds from Maurice Brown.

The Ducks converted 59 percent of their shots, and 12 of 23 3-pointers.Anthony Norwood scored 17, while freshmen Luke Jackson and Luke Ridnour notchedcareer highs of 16 and 14 points, respectively.

Oregon led 52-42 at halftime and despite an early run in the second half,couldn't shake Illinois-Chicago until close to the 10-minute mark.

Leading 69-58, Oregon went on an 8-0 run as Jackson and Ben Lindquist hit3-pointers and Jackson added a bank shot to give the Ducks a 77-58 lead with9:56 left.

Consecutive 3-pointers by the Flames cut the lead to 77-64, but the Duckstook a 20-point lead with 4:40 remaining on a floater in the lane by Ridnourand cruised from there.

In the first half, Oregon had its 18-point lead trimmed to 10 by halftime asthe Flames went on a 20-12 run in the final six minutes, capped by Aaron Carr's30-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Ducks initially broke the game open with a 14-2 run that turned a 26-20lead into a 40-22 advantage midway through the first half. During the run,Jones had two 3-pointers and Norwood had one, while Bracey scored six of his 17first-half points.

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