No. 13 Oregon makes half of shots for 86-63 win over SMU
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eric Williams Jr. had 19 points and five rebounds as No. 13 Oregon defeated SMU 86-63 Friday night. Will Richardson and Jacob Young each scored 18 points as the Ducks (2-0) shot 51.6% from the field, including 9 for 20 on 3-pointers. Rivaldo Soares had 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds, Quincy Guerrier had nine points and six rebounds and Franck Kepnang had seven points and six rebounds. Emmanuel Bandoumel scored 14 points to pace the Mustangs (1-1), who shot 37.7% from the field.
No. 14 Oregon State opens with 82-52 victory over LMU
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Freshman Talia von Oelhoffen had 19 points and five steals and sophomore Taylor Jones and freshman AJ Marotte scored 15 apiece as No. 14 Oregon State opened its season with an 82-52 victory over Loyola Marymount in nonconference play. The Beavers took control in the second quarter, using a 12-2 run to take a 30-17 lead with 4:51 left before halftime. Von Oelhoffen scored the first five points in the run and Jones scored the last five. Oregon State stretched its lead to 44-30 at halftime, blocking eight shots along the way. The Beavers shot 51.5% (17 of 33) in the first 20 minutes and got even hotter in the second half — finishing at 53.1% (34 of 64).
Washington St. pulls away in second half, tops Seattle 79-61
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Tyrell Roberts scored 17 points and Washington State defeated Seattle 79-61 for the Cougars’ 20th straight nonconference victory. Roberts hit four 3-pointers and was joined in double-figure scoring by Dishon Jackson and Noah Williams with 13 points each and Mouhamed Gueye with 10. The Redhawks were led by Nate Robinson who made four 3-pointers and scored 17 points. Riley Grigsby added 12 points. Seattle played its second game since Jim Hayford announced his resignation as head coach on Thursday. Hayford had been on paid administrative leave since last Friday following a published report that he had used a racial slur during a scrimmage.