Oregon Basketball Dominates In Exhibition

Nov. 6, 2001

Senior guard Frederick Jones scored 27 points, while shooting 11-of-13 from the field to paced the Ducks in a 97-45 victory over the Basketball Travelers, in Tuesday night's exhibition opener.

'We needed a game to get a tape to evaluate individuals and us as a team,' said Oregon head coach Ernie Kent. 'We played a lot of people and a lot of combinations to get a feel for what worked. Overall I was pretty pleased with what we were able to do. I'd be concerned if it was a closer game.'

Luke Ridnour dished out 10 assists and added 17 points, while Luke Jackson contributed 13 points and posted 9 rebounds. Oregon held a 45-24 advantage in rebounds over the Travelers, and controlled the scoreboard from the opening tip-off.

'Freddie Jones played like an all-conference player,' said Kent. 'Luke Ridnour and Luke Jackson understand the system and played well. Hopefully people can see marked improvement with our defense. We are working hard from a coaching prospective and still feel like we can get 50 percent better defensively.'

Former Oregon standout Terik Brown made his return to Mac Court and scored four points and had four assists. David Bartholomeaus led the Travelers with 12 points and a steal, while teammate Brendan Beak added 8 points and three rebounds.

Oregon returns to action on Sunday afternoon when they host Global Sports, in the season's exhibition finale scheduled for a 3 p.m. start. The Ducks open the regular season on November 15, hosting the America's Youth Classic.

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