Ducks Rough Up Tigers
Nov. 30, 2002
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Luke Ridnour had 24 points and seven assists as No. 10Oregon beat Pacific 88-69 on Saturday night.
Andre Joseph and James Davis added 14 points each, and reserve freshmancenter Ian Crosswhite scored 12 for the Ducks, who cruised to victory despitegetting only eight points from star forward Luke Jackson.
Jackson, who was 2-for-13 from the field, did have a career-high 12rebounds.
Oregon (3-0) won its 19th straight game at McArthur Court and is closing inon the school record of 23, set from 1937-39.
Myree Bowden led Pacific (1-2) with 20 points, while Demetrius Jackson added14 and Miah Davis 12.
James Davis hit two of his four 3-pointers in a 17-3 run at the start of thesecond half. Ridnour had seven points during that stretch as Oregon opened a56-36 lead.
Ridnour was 1-for-5 from 3-point range in the first half, but he made bothof his long-range shots during the key stretch in the second half. He finished9-for-14 from the field.
The Oregon defense clamped down in the second half as well, limiting theTigers to only two field goals in the first seven minutes. Pacific, whichtrailed only 39-33 at the break, was able to hang around in the first half byshooting 45 percent. However, the Tigers hit only 33 percent in the second.
Pacific did manage a 14-2 run midway through the second half, closing thegap to 15 points.
But Joseph scored five straight points as Oregon regained its 20-point leadand coasted the rest of the way.