EUGENE, Ore. – Joseph Young scored 16 points and Elgin Cook hit two clinching free throws with 9.3 seconds left to give Oregon a 59-56 victory over Arizona State on Saturday.
Cook added 14 points for the Ducks (12-4, 2-1 Pac-12), who won for the seventh time in eight games coming off Thursday night’s 18-point loss to No. 7 Arizona.
Shaquielle McKissic led the Sun Devils (8-8, 0-3), who share the Pac-12 cellar with Washington, with 18 points and Eric Jacobsen had 13.
McKissic had two chances to tie the score in the final seconds, but he missed two free throws with 11.6 seconds left and Oregon leading 57-55, then his step-back 3-point try at the buzzer from the left wing was short.
Oregon freshman Jordan Bell tied a 30-year-old school record set by Blair Rasmussen with eight blocked shots, giving him 59 in 16 games.
Bell’s rebound basket with 1:48 to play tied the score for the 12th time at 55.
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