In just his second game back from a foot injury that kept him out for the start of the season, Oregon’s Dillon Brooks nailed a three-pointer with 22 seconds left in overtime, lifting the No. 13 Ducks to a 69-65 win over the Tennessee Volunteers.
Brooks led Oregon (3-2) in scoring with 17 points and also grabbed three rebounds. Chris Boucher also hit double figures in scoring with 11 points.
For Tennessee (1-3), Detrick Mostella had a huge day with 22 points and nine rebounds. John Fulkerson added in a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Oregon came out of the gates swinging, building an early 9-1 lead. Tennessee quickly erased the lead though, going on a 15-2 run to jump out front midway through the first half.
The Vols would build their first half lead up to eight points before the Ducks got hot to tie things up at 32-32 going into the break.
Oregon stayed hot out of the break, building up a 41-32 lead early in the second half. However, the Ducks struggled with turnovers and the Vols were able to erase another comfortable Oregon lead. It took the rest of the first half, but Tennessee tied it with 30 seconds left in the game thanks to a pair of free throws from Shembari Phillips.
Brooks had a good look at a game-winning shot in regulation, but it fell short as the game would go on to overtime.
In the bonus period, the game continued to go back-and-forth until Brooks redeemed his missed shot, draining a three-pointer to give Oregon a 68-65 lead with 22 seconds to go.
Tennessee’s LaMonte Turner missed a three that would've tied the game, and Brooks iced the game with a free throw.
Oregon faces Connecticut tomorrow at 1:30 PM PT to wrap up the Maui Invitational, with the winner finishing fifth in the tournament.