Oregon Ducks Shoot 49 Percent, Beat Arizona State 79-51

Payton Pritchard looks for an outlet vs California.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports
Payton Pritchard looks for an outlet vs California.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

The Oregon Ducks played better shooting close to 50 percent from the floor in a win over Arizona State.

Arizona State opened the game with the first five points before Oregon saw a slam dunk from Louis King. Francis Okoro followed up missing two free throws. Paul White would tie the game at 5 with a three-pointer. ASU went on a cold streak for over 3 minutes. They were 0 for 6 in the span.

Both teams battled through the rest of the first half, Louis King and Francis Okoro gave Oregon a 32-24 lead with just under two minutes left in the opening 20 minutes. Arizona State would step out of bounds giving the Ducks a chance to add to their lead. Oregon went into the break with a 34-26 lead, but after a 29 point lead over UCLA last week nothing was certain until the final buzzer.

Oregon shot 44 percent in the first half, holding Arizona State to just 8 percent from three-point range.

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The Oregon Ducks opened the second half hitting 60 percent from the floor with a Payton Pritchard three-pointer making it 41-26 with 16:22 left in the game. Ehab Amin kept Oregon shooting hot and pushed the lead to 20 points, 46-26 off a goaltending call with 14:08 remaining.

Payton Pritchard and Louis King were the offensive leaders for the Oregon Ducks. Both were in double digits. With just over five minutes left, o e Arizona State player was in double digits. ASU would be held scoreless for more than three minutes.

The Oregon Ducks hit close to 50 percent from the floor for the game while holding Arizona State to just over 30 percent for the night. Both teams hit 53 percent of their free throws while the Sundevils were just 14 percent from three-point range.

Louis King finished with 19 points. Payton Pritchard had 18 points.

Oregon pulled away for the win snapping a three-game losing streak. The Ducks look to continue the positive momentum with the final home game of the regular season on Saturday night. Oregon hosts Arizona (7 pm PT, ESPN)