Ducks survive wild one with Rebels

Oregon reserve forward Richard Amardi reaches for a loose ball during the first half of the Ducks’ 115-105 overtime victory over Mississippi.

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Oregon reserve forward Richard Amardi reaches for a loose ball during the first half of the Ducks’ 115-105 overtime victory over Mississippi.

OXFORD, Miss. — Mike Moser scored 24, Johnathan Loyd had 23 points and 15 assists, and Oregon made almost every shot it tossed toward the basket Sunday.

It needed just about every one of them.

No. 13 Oregon outlasted Mississippi 115-105 in an entertaining overtime game that featured 15 lead changes, 14 ties and some ridiculous 3-point shooting from the Rebels.

The Ducks (8-0) felt fortunate to leave Tad Smith Coliseum with a victory.

"They made it tough for us to put the game away," Moser said.

"We were so happy we were scoring, we forgot to guard," coach Dana Altman said.

Marshall Henderson had a career-high 39 points for Ole Miss. The 6-foot-2 guard made 11 of 27 shots from the field, including 10 of 23 3-pointers.

The final minute of regulation was wild. Ole Miss hit three 3-pointers in the last 40 seconds to climb out of an 86-80 hole. Henderson made two with a hand in his face, then Jarvis Summers hit an offbalance 22-footer to tie it at 89 with .8 seconds left.

The Rebels had a chance to win in regulation after Oregon threw its inbounds pass out of bounds, but Henderson's 3-pointer clanged off the rim.

Six players scored in double figures for the Ducks, who shot 38-of-65 (58.5 percent) from the field, including 11-of-18 (61.1 percent) from 3-point range. They also made 17 of 18 free-throw tries (94.4 percent) in overtime.

NO. 24 SAN DIEGO ST. 70, WASH. 63: Xavier Thames had 19 points for the host Aztecs (7-1), who rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to win their sixth straight game.

VA. TECH 61, MIAMI 60, OT: Jarrell Eddie had 24 points and hit a go-ahead jumper with 19 seconds left in overtime to lead the visiting Hokies over the Hurricanes (5-5) in an ACC opener.

LATE SATURDAY: Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr. had 14 of his 22 points in the second half and the No. 19 Bulldogs pulled away from visiting New Mexico State for an 80-68 victory. Dower made 7 of 9 shots after halftime for Gonzaga (8-1).

Women

USF 72, STETSON 68: Reserve Courtney Williams had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the host Bulls (5-3), who got 35 points from their bench and snapped a two-game skid.

NO. 2 DUKE 94, NO. 17 OKLA. 85: Tricia Liston scored a season-high 23 for the Blue Devils (10-0), who beat the host Sooners (6-3) to give coach Joanne P. McCallie her 500th career win.

NO. 3 TENN. 75, TEXAS 61: Isabelle Harrison had 18 points and eight rebounds for the host Vols (8-0), who never trailed but led only 28-27 at halftime.

NO. 10 PENN ST. 77, G'TOWN 68: Maggie Lucas scored 30 points to reach 2,008 for her career, leading the visiting Lions (6-2) over the Hoyas.

NO. 12 S.C. 76, CHARLOTTE 61: Elem Ibiam scored 19 to lead the visiting Gamecocks (9-0), who outscored the 49ers 25-10 from the free-throw line.

NO. 15 NEBRASKA 95, UTAH ST. 65: Jordan Hooper had 33 points and 14 rebounds for the host Cornhuskers (7-2).

NO. 16 PURDUE 91, IPFW 70: Courtney Moses had 26 points to lead four players in double figures for the host Boilermakers (6-2).

NO. 20 IOWA ST. 79, CS FULLERTON 52: Hallie Christofferson had 33 points to lead the host Cyclones (8-0).

NO. 24 GONZAGA 59, OHIO ST. 58: Shaniqua Nilles hit the winner with seven seconds left for the visiting Bulldogs (6-1).

Ducks survive wild one with Rebels 12/08/13 [Last modified: Sunday, December 8, 2013 9:49pm]

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