Damyean Dotson scored 21 points and Oregon used a 9-0 second-half run to hold off rival Oregon State 79-66 in Corvallis, Ore., on Sunday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.
E.J. Singler added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks (12-2).
Ahmad Starks had 22 points, and Roberto Nelson 18 for Oregon State (10-4).
The Beavers took a 47-46 lead on Starks’ two free throws with 11:02 remaining. But Oregon took the momentum for good, scoring nine straight points over 31/2 minutes. Arsalan Kazemi’s basket off an offensive rebound gave the Ducks a 55-47 lead with 7:34 remaining. Oregon State got no closer than five after that.
Arizona St. 65, Colorado 56: Carrick Felix scored 20 points, Jordan Bachynski had 16 points and eight blocked shots, and Arizona State pulled away from cold-shooting Colorado down the stretch at Tempe, Ariz.
Jonathan Gilling added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who started conference play 2-0 for the first time in five years.
Spencer Dinwiddie led the Buffaloes with 19 points.
Arizona St. 65, Colorado 56
Oregon 79, Oregon St. 66
|San Jose St.||3-1||8-6|
|New Mexico St.||2-2||8-8|
|UT San Antonio||0-4||4-10|
Denver 75, UT San Antonio 50
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Marcus Byrd had 12 points as Denver defeated visiting Texas-San Antonio. The Pioneers have won three in a row. Denver made 14 3-pointers in the game, with nine players having at least one.
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