Ducks Fly Past Cougars, 115-77
Feb. 21, 2002
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Luke Ridnour scored a career-high 25 points, and No. 15Oregon set school records for most 3-pointers made and most points scored in aPac-10 game Thursday night with a 115-77 victory over Washington State.
The Ducks (19-7, 11-4 Pac-10) remained undefeated at home this season andtied for first place in the conference with Southern California.
Marcus Moore scored 34 points to lead the Cougars (5-19, 1-15 Pac-10), whoare 0-10 on the road this season.
J Locklier added 12 points and seven rebounds for Washington State, whichhas lost 17 of 18 overall.
Frederick Jones scored 18 points, and Luke Jackson added 17 for Oregon. TheDucks were 16-for-26 on 3-pointers, including a stretch of six straight in thesecond half.
Every Oregon player scored as the Ducks shot 54 percent from the field, 62percent from 3-point range and 93 percent from the free-throw line, all seasonhighs.
On consecutive possessions in the second half, Ridnour hit two 3-pointersand found Robert Johnson with a behind-the-back pass, bringing the selloutcrowd to its feet chanting 'Luke! Luke! Luke!'
Anthony Lever hit a 3-pointer with 5:15 left in the first half to cap a 20-6run and put Oregon ahead 33-19.
The Ducks are 15-0 at McArthur Court this season, winning by an averagemargin of more than 25 points.
The Oregon record for most points scored is 121, set against Portland in1970. The previous school record for most 3-pointers was 15 against WestFlorida in 1995.