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Ducks Fall Short To Virginia
Release Date: 12/18/2011
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Mike Scott had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Virginia overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Oregon 67-54 on Sunday.

Joe Harris also scored 15 for the Cavaliers (9-1), and Jontel Evans added 12.

Devoe Joseph scored 16 to lead the Ducks (6-3), who lost at home for the first time in six games.

Virginia trailed 30-28 at halftime for the only the second time this season. It was the most points allowed by the Cavaliers in the first half.

After Oregon went up 32-28 in the opening minute of the first half, the Cavaliers went on a 7-0 run, led by four points and an assist from Evans, to take a lead they wouldn’t lose.

Virginia secured the victory with a 13-4 run that made it 61-47 with 5:14 to play.


- The Ducks were limited to a season-low 54 points.

-The loss was Oregon's first at home (now 5-1 this season). UO dropped to 4-1 on the year when maintaining a first-half lead (led 30-28 at the break).

- For the second straight game Oregon posted a season-low turnover total (6 vs. Virginia; 7 vs. Portland State).

- The Oregon bench had 17 of the team’s 30 first-half points and finished the game with 29 of UO’s 54 total points (16 from Devoe Joseph). UO has produced more bench points than the opponent in the last three games.

- UVA had a 39-25 edge in rebounds for the largest differential of the season (-14).
Virginia’s 21 first-half rebounds were also the most for any UO opponent in 2011-12.

- It was the first game this season that UO failed to block a shot.

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