Ducks Win First Big Road Test

Several Oregon Ducks showed up to be the go-to guy in beating Ole Miss 115-105 at the C.M. 'Tad' Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi on Sunday. Mike Moser got hot during the second half and Jonathan Loyd was money at the free throw line as both led Oregon in scoring with 25 each.

(PHOTO) Oregon Ducks guard Johnathan Loyd (10) shoots the ball during the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Tad Smith Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

The game was close the whole game with Ole Miss leading at halftime, 38-37 and the two teams stayed close the rest of the way. In the first half Damyean Dotson led the way scoring all 13 of his points by halftime. Moser got hot in the second half and was aided in scoring by Elgin Cook who finished with 14. Joe Young was quiet for most the game until the last five minutes and he finished with 19. Jason Calliste also contributed 10 to the Ducks' cause. Loyd hit 14-of-16 free throws and was instrumental in both the final moments of the game and in overtime when Ole Miss continued to foul in order to stop the clock.

Ole Miss had a terrific performance from Marshall Henderson who hit 15 three-point shots and ended the afternoon with a total of 39 points. Also in double-figures for Ole Miss were Derrick Millinghaus with 15 while Ladarius White chipping in 13. Demarco Cox and Jarvis Summers had 12 apiece.

Overall Oregon shot 58.5 percent from the floor including 10-for-17 (58.8 percent) from the 3-point line. Ole Miss shot 44.3 percent in field goal shooting including 15-of-35 in 3s.

The win boosts Oregon's record to 8-0 for the season while Ole Miss falls to 6-2 on the year.

Oregon's next game next Sunday at Moda Center in Portland when the Ducks take on Illinois with a 6 p.m.(PT) tipoff.

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