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Dillon Brooks has 26 points and 11 rebounds in win.

The Oregon men’s basketball season started on Tuesday at Matthew Knight arena against Northwest Christian University. The Ducks ran away with the game 92-43, led by sophomore Dillon Brooks’ 26 points and 11 rebounds.

Brooks showed he is ready to take over the role Joe Young had last year as the go-to guy, by hitting the boards hard and seemingly boundless energy.

Several newcomers had the opportunity to show their goods. Center Chris Boucher had 11 points and seven blocks and stayed out of foul trouble. Freshman Tyler Dorsey played a very controlled game hitting 15 points and handing out two assists. Dwayne Benjamin had 13 points and eight rebounds. Elgin Cook also had 13 points, nine boards and three assists.

NUC was paced by Jack Hackman with 12 points.

The Ducks shot 44.9 percent from the field on 35-of-78 shooting, but were only 1-of-17 beyond the 3-point line. Oregon shot better from the free throw line hitting 21-of-26.

Northwest Christian shot 23.2 percent from the field on 13-of-56 shooting including 6-of-18 in 3-point shooting. NUC was 12-of-19 in free throw shooting.

This was the fifth game for Luke Jackson’s team so far this year and was Oregon’s first exhibition game of the season. The Ducks will take on Southern Oregon on Sunday at MKA, with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m. The game will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.


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