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Ducks Handle Beavers, 79-66, in Pac-12 Opening Civil War
Release Date: 01/06/2013
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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Damyean Dotson scored career-high 21 points and Oregon used a 9-0 second-half run to hold off rival Oregon State 79-66 Sunday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.

E.J. Singler added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks (12-2).

Ahmad Starks had 22 points, and Roberto Nelson 18 for Oregon State (10-4).

Dotson, a freshman guard, scored seven points in Oregon's 15-2 run to open the second half, helping the Ducks turn the tide and take a 43-36 lead.

Oregon State came right back, with Devon Collier scoring seven consecutive points to tie the game.

The Beavers took a 47-46 lead on Starks' two free throws with 11:02 remaining.

But Oregon took the momentum for good, scoring nine straight points over 3 1/2 minutes. Arsalan Kazemi's basket off an offensive rebound gave the Ducks a 55-47 lead with 7:34 remaining.

Oregon State got no closer than five after that.




-Oregon outscored Oregon State 46-26 in the paint and out-rebounded the Beavers 42-31.

-Oregon’s 51 second half points are the most the Ducks have scored in a second half this season.

-The 50-point half is the fifth of the season for Oregon.  The Ducks have scored more than 50 points four times in the first half including a season-high 54 point half against Oregon. UO also score 51 points in the first half against Portland State, UT-San Antonio, and Houston Baptist.

-Freshman Damyean Dotson scored a career-high 21 points, including 15 in the second half.

-Damyean Dotson scored 20-or-more points for the second time this season and the second time in last four games.

-Oregon opened the second half with a 15-2 run to take a 43-36 lead. Oregon Stare responded with a 7-0 run to tie the game at 43.

-Oregon’s 28 first-half points marked the fourth time the Ducks have been held under 30 points at halftime this season.  UO scored 27 in a 60-38 win over Nebraska, 26 in a 91-84 (3OT) loss at UTEP, and 25 in a 56-43 win versus Nevada.

-Oregon State’s 34 points in the first half were the most an UO opponent has scored before the break since Cincinnati scored 42 in a 77-66 Bearcats’ win.

-Oregon outscored Oregon State 20-10 in the paint in the first half, while missing all eight of its 3-point attempts.

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