Balanced Attack Leads Oregon Past Long Beach State

Dec. 29, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - LeKendric Longmire scored 14 points and three other Oregon players reached double figures in an 86-74 win over Long Beach State on Monday.

Joevan Catron added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon (6-6) while Garrett Sim scored 12 and Michael Dunigan had 10.

Long Beach State's Donovan Morris led all scorers with 18 points, and T.J. Robinson added 17 points and 10 rebounds

Oregon opened the second half with a 16-2 run to take a 61-41 advantage with 15:13 left. Trailing 66-47 with 11:48 to play, the 49ers (5-7) employed a full-court press that rattled Oregon into turnovers on three straight possessions and sparked a 13-3 run.

But Tajuan Porter's 3-pointer restored Oregon's double-digit lead. The guard who struggled for much of the night then hit 6-of-6 from the foul line to help put the game away.

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