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Oregon 87, Arizona 68

(AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

By STEVE MIMS
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. - Jermaine Couisnard scored 27 points in his first start of the season as Oregon beat No. 9 Arizona 87-68.

Couisnard, a transfer from South Carolina who missed the first 14 games of the season due to injury, made six 3-pointers, including one that was intended to be an assist on an alley-oop.

Senior center N'Faly Dante added 22 points, including a highlight dunk early in the game, and 10 rebounds as the Ducks (10-8, 4-3 Pac-12) shot 54 percent from the field. Will Richardson added 14 points and Nate Bittle scored 10.

Kylan Boswell scored 15 points to pace the Wildcats (15-3, 4-3). Azuolas Tubelis had 14 points and six rebounds while Courtney Ramey made four 3-pointers for 12 points and Oumar Ballo added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Ramey opened the second half with consecutive 3-pointers to tie the game at 43 before Oregon followed with the next 10 points.

Rivaldo Soares pushed the lead to 61-48 on a 3-point play with 12:21 left in the game. Dante scored and added a free throw to extend the margin to 66-52 and Arizona never threatened again.

The two teams traded the lead six times in the first half before Oregon took a 43-37 lead to the locker room thanks to 50-percent shooting from the field.

Oregon led 7-5 before Bello had back-to-back dunks and Ramey added a 3-pointer. Tubelis followed with back-to-back buckets as Arizona went ahead 16-9.

Oregon followed with a 14-3 run highlighted by back-to-back 3-pointers from Couisnard to pull ahead 23-19. Kylan Boswell made back-to-back 3-pointers for Arizona and Kerr Kriisa added three free throws to put Arizona back ahead 28-26.

After Tubelis tied the game 33-33, Oregon scored seven straight points culminating with a 3-pointer from Keeshawn Barthelemy to pull ahead with 3:13 left in the first half.

BIG PICTURE

Arizona: The Wildcats will fall out of the top 10 after a third conference loss to an unranked foe. Arizona may not be able to afford another loss and still contend for the Pac-12 title, but two remaining games against UCLA gives the Wildcats a path to the championship.

Oregon: The Ducks resuscitated their NCAA Tournament hopes with a win over the Wildcats, their first win over a team in the top 15 of the NET rankings since last year. Oregon faces a key road trip next week at California and Stanford to try to build momentum toward a postseason run.

January 14, 2023


Arizona
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Tubelis F 36 5-13 4-5 0-0 2-6 3 0 2 4 2 14
O. Ballo C 35 5-10 0-1 0-0 5-7 0 3 3 2 4 10
C. Ramey G 32 4-12 0-0 4-8 0-4 4 0 1 1 2 12
P. Larsson G 27 1-2 2-2 0-1 1-4 1 0 1 4 1 4
K. Kriisa G 24 2-10 3-3 2-9 1-5 4 1 3 3 4 9
K. Boswell   23 6-11 0-0 3-6 0-1 1 0 0 1 2 15
C. Henderson Jr.   12 0-3 2-2 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Anderson   3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2
H. Veesaar   3 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Bal   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
F. Borovicanin   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Lang   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Mains   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 24-64
(.375)
11-13
(.846)
9-25
(.360)
13-32 14 4 10 16 15 68


Oregon
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
N. Dante C 31 9-11 4-4 0-0 4-10 0 2 3 2 1 22
N. Bittle C 12 4-7 0-0 2-4 1-4 1 0 0 1 2 10
W. Richardson G 34 6-15 0-0 2-9 0-3 5 0 4 2 4 14
J. Couisnard G 31 9-14 3-5 6-9 1-5 2 0 3 1 0 27
R. Soares G 15 1-2 1-1 0-1 0-1 2 0 1 3 3 3
Q. Guerrier   27 1-4 0-0 0-3 3-4 2 0 0 2 1 2
K. Barthelemy   26 2-5 0-0 1-3 0-6 5 0 1 2 2 5
B. Rigsby   13 0-2 0-0 0-1 2-4 1 0 1 1 1 0
K. Ware   9 2-4 0-0 0-2 0-1 0 1 0 1 1 4
G. Reichle   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Williams   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Wur   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 34-64
(.531)
8-10
(.800)
11-32
(.344)
13-42 18 3 13 16 15 87
Officials: Michael Irving, Mike Littlewood, Kevin Brill




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