Oregon takes sole possession of first place in Pac-12 Conference race.

The Oregon Ducks (17-4, 6-2) halted the nation’s longest home win streak by downing the Arizona Wildcats, 83-75 on Thursday night. Dillon Brooks led the way for Oregon by scoring 24 points while three other Ducks ended the night in double-figure scoring.

Oregon withstood a furious start to the game by Arizona, who hit the first nine of 10 shots and built a 14 point lead, but by halftime the Ducks trimmed that lead to two, 42-40.

In the second half the Ducks took the lead at 49-46 with 16:20 left in the contest and using an effective 2-3 zone that extended out nearly to the midcourt line, cut Arizona’s shooting percentage 72.7 percent to 47.7 percent in the second half.

Meanwhile Oregon improved its shooting percentage in the first half from 47.2 percent to 57.7 finishing the game at 51.6 on 32-of-62 field goal shooting. UA finished the game shooting 61.0 percent on 25-of-41 shooting.

Brooks was the high score of the game at 24 followed by Dwayne Benjamin with 15, Elgin Cook with 13, Tyler Dorsey with 12 and Chris Boucher with 10.

Ryan Anderson had 22 and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats while Gabe York added 18 and Kaleb Tarczweski had 11. UA out-rebounded Oregon 29-21 but committed 19 turnovers to Oregon’s six.

Oregon’s win halted Arizona’s home win streak at 49. Arizona’s record is now is 16-5 for the year and 4-4 in conference play.

Oregon faces Arizona State on Sunday with a 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) tipoff in a game that will be carried on ESPNU.

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