Ducks Win Behind Porter's Hot Hand

Senior guard Tajuan Porter came alive on Wednesday night in the first game of the Pac-10 Tournament to score 32 points including eight in overtime to lead the Oregon Ducks to an 82-80 win over Washington State. Porter, a past MVP of the tournament was aided by a last moment tip in by E.J. Singler to put the game into the extra five minute session.

(PHOTO) Oregon's Tajuan Porter, left, puts up a shot as Washington State's Reggie Moore defends during the first half of their 2009 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Ducks (16-15) for the season will face conference champion, California in an afternoon game tomorrow.

Sophomore Teondre Williams and Singler had 11. Williams along with LeKendric Longmire both had six rebounds.

Oregon shot 50.8 percent from the floor (33-of-65), while hitting 37.5 percent of its 3-pointers (6-of-16). The Ducks made 10-of-10 from the charity stripe, including 5-of-5 from Porter. WSU hit 46.0 percent from the field (29-of-63) and 10-of-21 on 3-pointers (47.6 percent).

Klay Thompson was high man for WSU with 20 points including six 3-pointers. Marcus Capers added 16 for the Cougars.

WSU finishes its season at 16-15.

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