Oregon State Falls to Oregon
March 1, 2009
EUGENE, Oregon (AP) - Tajuan Porter scored 24 points to help Oregon overcome a 13-point deficit and beat Oregon State 79-69 on Sunday.
Matt Humphrey added a career-high 17 points for the Ducks (8-20, 2-14 Pacific-10 Conference).
Oregon trailed 45-32 when Joevan Catron scored inside at the 16:17 mark of the second half to spark a 24-3 run. Porter and Humphrey each scored eight points during that stretch.
Calvin Haynes led Oregon State (13-14, 7-9) with 16 points.
Trailing 38-28 at the half, Oregon was nearly flawless over the final 20 minutes. The Ducks shot 52 percent and committed just one turnover--and that didn't happen until there was 1:11 left.
The Ducks have two straight after dropping their first 14 conference games.