LOS ANGELES — Tajuan Porter scored 32 points, including eight in overtime, and Oregon rallied for an 82-80 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night in the Pac-10 Conference tournament opener.
The victory ensured Ernie Kent at least another game to coach the Ducks. Multiple media outlets have reported that he’s already been fired, but Kent has not commented on his status.
Washington State’s Reggie Moore missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have sent the game into a second overtime.
The eighth-seeded Ducks (16-15) advanced to a quarterfinal game against top-seeded California (21-9) today.
Klay Thompson scored 20 points and made six 3-pointers for No. 9-seeded Washington State (16-15), which had five players score in double figures. Marcus Capers added 16 points.