No. 20 Oregon Rolls Past Portland, 76-49
Dec. 29, 2006
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Maarty Leunen had 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 20 Oregon to a 76-49 win over Portland on Thursday night.
The Ducks, one of four Division I teams still undefeated, are off to a 12-0 start for the first time since the 1946-47 season.
Aaron Brooks added 19 points for the Ducks. Adam Zahn scored 10, and freshman Joevan Catron, in his second straight start, grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds.
It was the fifth double-double of the season for Leunen, who scored 21 of his career-high point total in the second half. He made nine of 15 shots overall. He also has 32 rebounds in the Ducks' last two games after posting a career-high 18 in a win against Mercer last Saturday.
Leunen had 18 of the Ducks' 20 points during nearly a 9-minute stretch in the second half that started at the 13:15 mark with Oregon up 48-32, and ended at 4:39 with the Ducks leading 68-43.
Darren Cooper scored 12 points for Portland (3-12), which shot 25 percent (15-for-60) and was outrebounded 54-33.
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