Ducks Win in OT Split Road Trip

The Oregon Ducks, 15-7, 5-4, regained some confidence and dignity by beating Arizona State (11-11, 3-6) in overtime, 68-67. The Ducks were led by Elgin Cook's 23 points as Joe Young contributed 14 in the winning effort.

Oregon shot 45.6 percent on 26-57 field goal shooting including 4-of-12 behind the 3-point line. The Ducks were also particularly effective from the free throw line hitting 12-of-14 attempts. ASU shot 42.6 percent on 21-61 shooting including 8-27 in threes, and were 7-of-15 from the free throw line.

At one point in the first half, Oregon was up 10, 30-20, but by halftime, Arizona State trimmed the lead to five, 34-29. From the start of the second half, the game was a dog fight even though it looked like the Ducks would control the outcome when Joseph Young hit a pair of free throws with 24 seconds left in the game to give Oregon a 3-point lead, 60-57. However Shaquielle McKissic hit a 3-pointer to put the game into overtime.

The two teams traded the lead in overtime and Arizona had the ball on the last possession trailing by one, 68-67 but could not find an open man to take a good shot and with one final attempt by Bo Barnes missed badly on a rushed shot and the game was over.

McKissic was the game's leading scorer with 26. Tra Holder added 16 and was the only other Sun Devil to score in double figures.

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