Ducks Romp Past WSU 92-75

The Oregon Men's Basketball team rolled over Washington State 92-75 on Thursday night at Spokane in the opener of the Pac-12 Conference. Olu Ashaolu scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Ducks. Davoe Joseph chipped in 17 in Oregon's fourth straight win.

(PHOTO) Oregon Ducks forward Olu Ashaolu (5) gets by Washington State Cougars forward D.J. Shelton to dunk the ball during the first half at the Spokane Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

DaVonte Lacy was the high scorer for WSU with 19.

Oregon is now 10-4 for the season, 1-0 in conference play while the Cougars are 8-5 for the 8-5 for the year and 0-1 in Pac-12 play. Oregon shot a blistering 69 percent from the field while Washington State hit 46 percent from the field.

Oregon led by 20 at halftime and hitting 71 percent in the first half with Olu Ashaolu leading the way with 19 or his 23 points.

For the game, Oregon made 34-of-49 shots, including 9-of-16 3-pointers. The Ducks out-rebounded the Cougars 34-22.

The Ducks next face Washington on Saturday in Seattle, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN2.

POSTGAME NOTES

- The Ducks scored a season-high 92 points and made a season-high 69.4 percent of their field goals (34-of-49) and 56.3 percent from behind the 3-point arc (9-of-16). It was the first time since 2007 that UO shot 60 percent or better from the field (63.3 percent vs. Mount St. Mary's on Dec. 28, 2007).

- Oregon improved to 9-1 this season when it shoots for a better percentage than the opponent (UO 69.4 percent – WSU 45.6 percent). The Ducks are 6-0 when they out-rebound the opponent (34-22). Oregon's rebounding margin (+12) was a season-high.

- It was just the second time this season that UO made 50 percent (or better) of its field goal attempts (69.4 percent, 34-of-49).

- Olu Ashaolu (23 pts, 10 rebs) recorded UO's first double-double of the season (Ashaolu's 27th career double-double).

- Ashaolu became the sixth different UO player to lead the team in scoring (in 13 games).

- Devoe Joseph matched a career-high with seven assists.

- After leading 9-7 with 15:26 in the first half, UO out-scored WSU 45-27 to take a 54-34 halftime lead.

- Oregon's first-half totals that were season-highs: points (54), field goal percentage (71.4), 3-point percentage (63.6), assists (12) and scoring margin (+20).

- Ashaolu had already posted a season-high for points with three minutes remaining in the first half (17 pts at that time).


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