Ducks Drub Arizona St.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Luke Ridnour scored 24 points, including 21 in thesecond half, as No. 9 Oregon rallied to beat Arizona State 94-73.
The Ducks (10-2, 1-1 Pac-10) went on a 25-2 run midway through the secondhalf, turning a five-point deficit into a 69-51 advantage with 8:46 left toplay. Oregon trailed 39-33 at halftime but shot 81 percent in the second halfto outscore the Sun Devils 61-34.
Ridnour scored 10 points during the Ducks' decisive run, while reserveforward Jay Anderson added eight of his 10 points. It was Luke Jackson,however, who put Oregon up for good with a dunk off a long pass from RobertJohnson for a 52-51 lead.
Jackson finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Arizona State freshman center Ike Diogu led the Sun Devils (9-4, 1-1) with27 points and eight rebounds. But Diogu, who made 40 of 44 free throws inArizona State's last six games, was only 11-for-16 against the Ducks.
The Sun Devils had won five straight, but were overwhelmed by Oregon'ssensational shooting performance in the second half. The Ducks went 21-of-28from the field, including seven 3-pointers.
Arizona State shot 48 percent from the field in the second half but missedon all six of its 3-point attempts and made only 14 of 24 free throws.
It was the 24th win in 25 games at McArthur Court for the Ducks, who hadtheir 23-game home winning streak snapped by No. 4 Arizona on Thursday night.
The Ducks were outrebounded 50-28 in their game against the Wildcats, butresponded by beating the Sun Devils on the boards 33-27.
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