No. 17 Oregon Holds Off Utah Valley

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Joseph Young scored 20 points and No. 17 Oregon used a strong second half beat Utah Valley 69-54 on Tuesday night.

Johnathan Loyd had 12 points for the Ducks (3-0), who scored 16 straight midway through the second half to turn a four-point game into a 20-point lead.

One game after setting a Matthew Knight Arena record with a career-high 36 points against Western Carolina, Young went 8 for 15 from the field with a 3-pointer.

The junior guard came into the game leading the nation in free-throw attempts at 14 per game but went to the line just three times, making each attempt. He is now averaging 26.6 points per game.

Mitch Bruneel had 15 points to lead Utah Valley (2-2), which was playing its second straight game against a ranked opponent after losing 93-40 to No. 8 Oklahoma State last Tuesday.


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