Oregon State Falls To Oregon, 73-64

Jan. 9, 2005

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Aaron Brooks scored 24 points to lead Oregon past OregonState 73-64 Saturday night in the first game of the Civil War series thisseason.

Brooks had 15 points in the second half to help the Ducks (10-2 overall, 2-1Pac-10) lead by as many as 15 points. He was 9 for 15 from the field with three3-pointers.

Ian Crosswhite recorded 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds, leading theDucks to a 44-20 advantage on the boards.

David Lucas, getting his first start since returning from toe surgery fourgames ago, led the Beavers (10-4, 2-1) with 15 points, including 11 in thesecond half to help keep the game in range. Nick DeWitz and Jason Fontenet had13 points apiece.

Oregon separated itself from a tight game when Jordan Kent scored on a pairof free throws and then a breakaway dunk on consecutive possessions to give theDucks a 26-22 lead five minutes before halftime.

A layup by Jim Hanchett brought the Beavers back to within a basket beforeMarrty Luenen and Brooks scored back-to-back 3-pointers for Oregon to spark a10-0 run that put the Ducks up 36-26 with 1:32 left. They led 38-29 at thebreak.

Oregon scored the first five points of the second half to take a 44-29advantage after the Beavers turned the ball over on their first sixpossessions.

Oregon State cut the lead to 63-56 with five minutes to play on a layup byLucas, but Brooks followed with a layup and 3-pointer to put the Ducks back up68-56 with 4:08 remaining.

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