Ducks take 41-29 lead at halftime

Eugene, Ore. -- The Oregon Men (3-0) looking to make it four-straight took on the University of California, Irvine at McArthur Court on the campus of the University of Oregon on Friday night. Most eyes were on the freshman sensation, Tajuan Porter and while he was quiet for most of the half Porter hit the Ducks' last shot and gave the Ducks a 41-29 lead.

The excitement around the old arena involved the 5-6 freshman shooting guard from Detroit. Porter rocked Duck fans' world in the first two games of the season by scoring a total of 93 points (31.0 ppg). He already has three of the top six freshman scoring games in school history. He is also tied for third in single-game Pac-10 scoring performances. Porter has also broke a Mac Court record with his 10 three pointers against Portland State.

Porter drew a big cheer when he sank a 3-pointer with about four minutes to go in the first half. It was only the second shot Porter had taken in the game to that point. His next 3-point attempt for 30 feet went 29 for an air ball, but with seconds draining off until the halftime horn sounded, Porter found himself wide open behind the arch and drilled the shot.

The Ducks started off with Bryce Taylor hitting three straight baskets with two assists from Porter. Taylor continued to stay warm in the first half and went to the locker room with 14 points. Aaron Brooks and Porter followed on the scoring trail with eight each.

Adam Templeton had nine for UC Irvine.

Oregon athleticism and quickness was apparent as the Ducks were able control the tempo and created 13 Anteater turnovers.

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