Ore. - The University of Oregon shot 64.5 percent in the first half and charged
to a 87-35 victory over Idaho State on Saturday afternoon to remain unbeaten at
Matthew Knight Arena.
unbeaten at Matthew Knight Arena (7-0) and improves to 8-1 overall with the
win, while Idaho State drops to 1-6.
Damyean Dotson finished with a game-high 12 points, while seniors Arsalan Kazemi
and Tony Woods each posted 11. Freshman
Dominic Artis also tallied 11 points for Oregon. Senior E.J. Singler led all
players with nine rebounds and Kazemi followed with eight. Oregon held a 40-14 advantage in points
scored in the paint and a 35-13 edge in bench points. Additionally, Oregon's seven turnovers were
its lowest output of the season.
scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in the opening nine minutes to fuel
a 21-5 Oregon run to begin the game.
After a Bengal free throw, Woods scored the next six points for the
Ducks to spark what would eventually turn into a 33-11 run to close the half.
Oregon's 38-point lead (54-16) heading into halftime was the team's largest of
the season and the fewest amount of first-half points allowed all season.
and Woods posted 11 points and nine points, respectively, to lead all scorers
in the opening half. The Ducks also
outscored the Bengals, 15-0, in second-chance points and 21-9 in points off the
bench in the first.
second, freshmen Dotson and Artis connected on the first two possessions of the
half to extend Oregon's lead to 43 at 59-16.
Dotson finished a fast-break layup after a pass from Artis and returned
the favor the ensuing possession by setting up Artis for a three-pointer from
the right wing. Oregon forced an Idaho State timeout with 17:38 remaining in
the game after Dotson put home another fast-break bucket to put his team up,
61-17, just moments later.
scored the next five points for the Ducks to push the lead to 49 points (66-17)
before an Idaho State three-pointer stopped Oregon's 12-1 run to start the
Austin Kuemper layup with just over nine minutes remaining gave the Ducks their
largest lead of the game at 52 points (77-25) and UO cruised to a victory by
the same margin, its largest since Nov. 13, 2009 when the Ducks beat
Winston-Salem State by 51 points (94-43). In addition, the 35 points allowed was the
fewest since Nov. 20, 2005, when Oregon held Savannah State to just 23 points.
shot 52.5 percent for the game and held the Bengals to just a 27.9 percent
clip. The Ducks out-rebounded Idaho
State, 47-19; the last time Oregon out-rebounded an opponent by more than 20
points was on Dec. 11, 2010 when UO had a 20-point edge (49-29) over
Ducks complete the final game of their four-game homestand next Saturday (Dec.
15) when they face Nebraska at Matthew Knight Arena. Game time is slated for 1:30 p.m.