UC Santa Barbara at Oregon Recap

EUGENE, Ore. -- Joevan Catron had 15 points and Oregon held UC Santa Barbara scoreless in the final 2:28 Sunday night as the Ducks held on for a 72-70 victory in the BTI Invitational.

Oregon went up 71-70 with 2:08 to play on a basket by Catron inside, and then made defensive stops on three straight possessions by the Gauchos. Catron added a free throw with 1.1 seconds left and the Ducks knocked away a long inbounds pass intended for Orlando Johnson as time expired.

Malcolm Armstead also had 12 points and seven assists for Oregon, which improved to 3-0 under new coach Dana Altman. E.J.

Singler added 11 points and Teondre Williams and Tyrone Nared scored 10 each.

James Nunnally led Santa Barbara (1-2) with 28 points and Johnson finished with 24.

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