Oregon Beats Prairie View 100-67 for 44th Straight Home Win
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Troy Brown had 17 points and nine rebounds, Paul White came off the bench for 16 points and Oregon pulled away to a 100-67 victory over Prairie View A&M on Monday night.
Victor Bailey added 15 points as a reserve for the Ducks (2-0), who pushed the nation’s longest home winning streak to 44 games at Matthew Knight Arena. Elijah Brown had 12 points.
Zachary Hamilton led the Panthers (0-2) with 23 points, and Austin Starr had 11.
Oregon had a 38-36 rebounding advantage but gave up 16 offensive boards that Prairie View turned into a 20-12 edge in second-chance points. Gary Blackston led the Panthers with seven rebounds.
After trailing by 14, Prairie View cut the margin to 37-28 by halftime. The Ducks started to take control after deploying their three-quarter court press early in the second half that helped force 12 of the Panthers’ 18 turnovers.
Oregon shot 60.5 percent in the second half and 55.6 percent (35 of 63) for the game.
Oregon: Dana Altman needs one more victory to become the 10th active NCAA Division I coach with 600 career wins. Altman is 189-70 in his eighth season with the Ducks, who play only one of their first 16 games outside of Oregon.
Prairie View A&M: A six-week, 13-game road odyssey to start the season will take the Panthers to eight states, including Hawaii, before they host Jarvis Christian on Dec. 29.
Prairie View A&M plays its first of three consecutive games in Las Vegas on Wednesday night against UNLV as part of the MGM Main Event Tournament.
Oregon hosts another Southwestern Athletic Conference also-ran when Alabama State (8-23 last season) visits Friday night. Last year’s Final Four team had four more wins (33) than the Ducks’ first three opponents combined.