Oregon Ravages Wolverines, 96-50

Dec 28, 2001

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Frederick Jones scored 19 points to lead five Oregonplayers in double figures and the Ducks beat Morris Brown 96-50 Thursday night.

Luke Ridnour added 13 points, Chris Christoffersen 12, and Luke Jackson andJames Davis had 11 each for the Ducks (9-3), who shot 55 percent from thefield.

Joseph Dunn scored 12 points to lead the Wolverines (1-11), who are in theirfirst season in Division I.

Oregon has won five straight games by an average of nearly 30 points on thestrength of its 3-point shooting, free throw accuracy and solid defense.

Against Morris Brown, the Ducks were 7-of-11 from 3-point range in the firsthalf and 17-of-19 from the free throw line. The Wolverines, meanwhile, shotjust 36 percent from the field and had 25 turnovers.

The Ducks broke a 9-9 tie with a 23-0 run as they scored on 10 straightpossessions while Morris Brown countered with seven turnovers and two missedshots.

Jones scored 11 points in the run, which Jackson and Ridnour started withconsecutive 3-pointers.

Ridnour's half-court 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Oregon a 56-20 lead.

The Ducks opened the second half with a 14-2 run to go up 70-22 with 15minutes left.

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