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Cal Irvine 69, Oregon 56

(AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

By STEVE MIMS
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. - DJ Davis scored 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, as UC Irvine stunned No. 21 Oregon 69-56.

Dawson Baker added 11 points for UC Irvine (2-0), which is picked to finish fourth in the Big West Conference this season. The Anteaters made 12-of-28 3-pointers.

The Ducks were led by N'Faly Dante with 20 points while Nate Bittle added 10. Oregon shot 32.7% from the field, including 4-for-21 on 3-pointers.

UC Irvine built a 35-22 lead at halftime and stretched the margin when Bent Leuchten scored to open the second half and Devin Tillis added a three-point play to push the lead to 40-22.

Dante made a free throw to cut the lead to 42-26 with 18:03 left to play, but the Ducks couldn't get much closer the rest of the game.

UC Irvine built an early 12-4 lead before Oregon took an 18-17 lead on two free throws by Kel'el Ware with 6:11 left in the first half.

The Anteaters closed out the half with a 18-5 run to take a 35-22 lead at the half.

Ofure Ujadughele followed with two free throws before Davis made a 3-pointer for UC Irvine. Dante followed with a layup to get UO within 22-20 before Davis made a jumper and JC Butler hit a 3-pointer.

Dante made a layup to get the Ducks within 27-22 before UC Irvine score the final eight points of the half. Davis made a 3-pointer and Pierre Crockrell hit a jumper before Andre Henry capped the half with a 3-pointer to put the Anteaters ahead 35-22.

Davis scored 13 points in the first half while the Anteaters limited Oregon to 29.2 percent shooting from the field.

BIG PICTURE:

UC Irvine: The Anteaters improved to 2-0 with a couple West Coast Conference teams ahead in Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine before hosting Life Pacific. There is not likely another ranked opponent on UC Irvine's schedule this year.

Oregon: The Ducks opened the season with a win over Florida A&M and looked likely to start 3-0 with wins expected over UC Irvine and Montana State before the schedule gets tougher. Oregon's nonconference schedule is loaded in the middle with a home game against third-ranked Houston on Sunday followed by a trip to the Phil Knight Invitational where they could face No. 1 North Carolina, No. 16 Villanova, or No. 20 Alabama. After that, Oregon opens Pac-12 play against Washington State and No. 8 UCLA before wrapping up nonconference games against four non-power conference programs.

November 11, 2022


UC Irvine
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Tillis F 11 2-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0 0 2 0 2 6
B. Leuchten C 15 2-4 1-2 0-2 2-6 3 0 0 1 5 5
D. Davis G 30 8-17 2-2 6-14 0-2 3 0 1 0 2 24
P. Crockrell II G 24 2-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 5 0 1 1 0 4
D. Baker G 22 5-9 0-0 1-3 1-3 0 0 1 2 2 11
D. Keeler   21 0-2 1-2 0-0 0-4 0 0 0 0 2 1
A. Henry   18 2-8 0-0 1-2 0-5 2 0 1 0 0 5
O. Ujadughele   17 0-0 2-2 0-0 3-4 0 0 1 1 2 2
J. Butler   14 2-6 0-0 2-3 1-5 0 0 0 0 2 6
J. Hohn   11 1-7 0-0 1-3 0-1 1 0 0 0 2 3
C. Hutchison   11 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 2 2
A. McBirney Griffin   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Butkus   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Chol   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Welling   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 25-65
(.385)
7-10
(.700)
12-28
(.429)
9-37 14 0 7 10 22 69


Oregon
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
Q. Guerrier F 24 0-5 0-0 0-3 1-2 0 0 0 0 4 0
N. Dante C 28 7-16 6-11 0-0 3-9 1 4 0 3 0 20
K. Barthelemy G 32 3-7 1-1 2-5 1-2 2 1 0 0 1 9
W. Richardson G 31 1-6 2-2 0-4 1-4 4 0 0 7 0 4
R. Soares G 21 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-4 1 0 1 2 1 3
N. Bittle   20 2-4 5-7 1-3 0-6 2 1 0 2 3 10
T. Williams   17 2-6 2-5 0-2 3-7 0 1 0 1 0 6
K. Ware   15 1-4 2-2 0-2 1-5 0 2 0 0 3 4
G. Reichle   7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Cooper   5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Parris   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 17-52
(.327)
18-28
(.643)
4-21
(.190)
11-43 10 9 1 15 13 56
Officials: Mike Reed, Michael Greenstein, Randy Richardson




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