The Oregon Ducks beat Western Oregon, 88-60, Tuesday night in their final non-conference game. Tyler Dorsey led the Ducks with 25 points and eight rebounds.
Oregon jumped out to a quick lead with Dorsey scoring seven of their first 10 points. Western Oregon couldn't match Oregon's athleticism at the beginning of the game and got into early foul trouble. Jordan Bell and Dillon Brooks showed the athletic mismatch after Bell spiked a rebound down court and Brooks gathered it for a dunk.
The Ducks extended their lead to 19 in the first half, but the Wolves continued to fight. Jordan Wiley, brother of ex-Duck Drew Wiley, made three, three-pointers in the first half and led a 20-8 run to close the half. With under a second left before halftime Bell fouled Wiley on a three-pointer. Wiley made two of the free throws and the Ducks went into the locker room leading 40-36.
Oregon out of the locker room with nearly 8 minutes till 2nd half. I am sure that halftime speech consisted of just pic.twitter.com/XyY1Pbb4uC— Matt Prehm (@Prehmmr247) December 30, 2015
Western Oregon tied the game at 40, but never gained the lead. Dylan Ennis showed his leadership early in the second half. Chris Boucher attempted to steal the ball and accidentally fouled a Western Oregon player during the process. The Western Oregon player was upset and Ennis quickly confronted him.
The Ducks continued to use their athleticism to their advantage and attacked the rim. Oregon extended their lead to 16 with over eight minutes left and regained control. Oregon won the free throw advantage and shot from the line. Bell recorded his 100th block of his career and is the second Duck to do that.
Elgin Cook attempted to block a shot in the second half and fell. He immediately was subbed out, but came back into the game with under nine minutes left. Cook finished the game with 19 points and seven rebounds. Brooks had solid game, scoring 13 points and eight rebounds.
Oregon will play Oregon State in Corvallis on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.