Oregon Downs Fresno St.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Luke Jackson scored 20 points and Andre Joseph had 15 tolead Oregon to an 80-67 win over Fresno State in the season opener Friday.

Ian Crosswhite added 13 points and Mitch Platt 12 for the Ducks, whoconnected on 14 3-pointers - two short of tying the school record.

Jackson had five of the 3-pointers. He also had eight rebounds and sixassists.

Shantay Legans scored 20 for the Bulldogs (0-1), while Jonathan Woods had18.

Ten of Oregon's 3-pointers came in the first half as it built a 12-pointlead at the break. A 14-0 run early in the second half put the Ducks up by 22,though they still had to withstand a late comeback.

The Ducks have won 12 straight season openers and 22 consecutivenonconference home games.

Jackson led the way early, making four 3-pointers in the opening 6:30 asOregon took a 22-10 lead. The Bulldogs heated up and pulled to within threewith 5:30 left in the half.

Oregon's Andre Joseph answered with a pair of 3-pointers and a layup to putthe Ducks up 36-26. Brandon Lincoln and James Davis then connected on two more3-pointers as Oregon ended the half with a 42-30 lead.

Fresno State scored the first five points of the second half, but then itwas all Oregon as Platt scored eight of his points to extend the lead to 56-35.

The Bulldogs gradually reduced the lead to five with 2:50 left, butCrosswhite hit two free throws and Lincoln added a 3-pointer to seal the win.

Now on Pac-12 Network
4:00 AM PT

Airing on:

  • Pac-12 Network
Get Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks Channel Finder