Tajuan Porter hit four straight 3-pointers during a decisive run to start the second half and seven in all, and the Ducks made a school-record 18 3s to end a 16-game losing streak in the Bay Area dating back nearly eight years with a 92-70 victory against California on Saturday in Berkeley, Calif.
Bryce Taylor scored Oregon’s first seven points after the break and the Ducks (14-9, 5-6) made seven consecutive 3-pointers – going 7 for 8 – over the opening 8:26 of the half to quickly turn a two-point halftime lead into a rout. They wound up 18 of 31 from long range and Taylor scored a team-high 28 points.
Malik Hairston had 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots before fouling out. He became the 10th Oregon player to reach 1,500 points after joining the school’s top-10 scoring list Thursday at Stanford.
Porter finished with 23 points, 7 for 11 on 3s, and Taylor started the 19-6 run after intermission for Oregon, which rebounded from its worst offensive outing since late 1991 with one of its most impressive this year. The Ducks, who managed only 14 total field goals in a 72-43 loss Thursday at Stanford, had dropped 5 of 6 and gone 0-3 on the road since an 84-74 victory at Arizona on Jan. 5.
Jerome Randle scored 17 to lead Cal (14-8, 5-6), leaving briefly in the second half after getting hit in the face. DeVon Hardin added 13 points, Ryan Anderson had 17 and six boards and Cal was outrebounded 32-20.
(9) Stanford 71, Oregon State 56: At Stanford, Calif., Lawrence Hill scored 14 points and reserves Kenny Brown and Taj Finger sparked a big first-half run that helped the Cardinal (20-3, 9-2) reach the 20-win plateau for the first time under fourth-year coach Trent Johnson with a victory over the Beavers (6-17, 0-11).
Brook Lopez scored 14 for Stanford and Finger added nine points and 10 rebounds for Stanford.
Marcel Jones led the Beavers with 13 points, Calvin Haynes added 12 and Seth Tarver had 11.