Cougs Give Ducks a Scare Before Coming up Short In Eugene
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — E.J. Singler scored 19 points and No. 16 Oregon rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Washington State 68-61 on Wednesday night.Singler scored 14 points in the second half for the Ducks (17-2, 6-0 Pac-12), who trailed 39-29 at halftime before pulling out their eighth straight victory. Arsalan Kazemi added 16 points for Oregon and Damyean Dotson had 10 points and nine rebounds.Mike Ladd had 19 points and Brock Motum scored 14 for the Cougars (10-9, 1-5).Singler took over 5 minutes into the second half with the Ducks trailing 44-38. The senior forward scored 10 straight points, tying the game 46-46 with the second of his consecutive 3-pointers. His free throws at the 11:45 mark gave the Ducks their first lead of the game, 48-46. The Cougars went back up 53-52 on a layup by Royce Woolridge with 7:38 to play, but Kazemi answered with a dunk off a pass from Singler, and Dominic Artis made a 3-pointer off another assist by Singler as the Ducks took a 57-53 lead. They led the rest of the way.