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Brooks leads Oregon over Arizona

Oregon snaps Arizona's 49-game home winning streak.

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Dillon Brooks is entering the Pac-12 Player of the Year conversation. Brooks led the Ducks over the Wildcats and won, 83-75. The sophomore finished with 24 points.

Ryan Anderson had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Arizona, shooting 8-9 from the floor, but had five turnovers. Gabe York recorded 18 points and two assists.

The Wildcats came out shooting. Oregon lacked defensive intensity and Arizona started 7-7 from the floor. The excellent start by the Wildcats gave them a 16-7 lead. Bill Walton called the start "an annihilation."

Oregon fought back and Tyler Dorsey started to heat up. The freshman made a layup, cutting Arizona's lead 30-23. Oregon continued to attack the rim. A monster dunk by Roman Sorkin gave the Ducks life.

The Ducks trailed by one at half after Dorsey made a shot at the buzzer.

At the beginning of the second half Brooks tied the game by splitting a pair of free throws. A couple minutes later a Cook three-pointer gave Oregon the lead. On the following possession Benjamin hit a fadeaway three-pointer, giving the Ducks a 52-46 lead.

Foul trouble hurt the Ducks and forced Altman to stretch his rotation. Bell and Cook both had four fouls with over eight minutes to play. A pair of free throws brought the Wildcats back within a score, 63-61, before the eight minute media timeout.

Benjamin made critical plays in the final minutes. The senior hit a jump shot that gave Oregon the lead back and was fouled on the next possession. Benjamin hit all three of his free throws giving the Ducks the lead at 69-64. With under five minutes left Brooks hit a big shot and secured his fourth 20 point game in his last five appearances.

Oregon will play at Arizona State on Sunday night. Oregon can complete the Arizona sweep before they head home and host the Rocky Mountain schools.