Portland women top Boise State


At Oxford, Miss., the Oregon Ducks stayed unbeaten, outscoring Mississippi 26-16 in overtime for a wild, 115-105 triumph Sunday night.

Oregon is 8-1, and Ole Miss is 6-2 after its second consecutive defeat.

Mike Moser had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon, which survived a late flurry by the Rebels that forced OT.

Johnathan Loyd had career highs with 23 points and 15 assists. He was 14 of 16 at the free-throw TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: PATRICK COTE - JOHNATHAN LOYD

Joseph Young scored 19 points, Elgin Cook had 14 and Damyean Dotson and Jason Calliste each had 13.

"The guys showed a little character there, fighting back," Oregon coach Dana Altman said. "A lot of teams would have given it. Mike had a great second half. Guys found a way. This is not an easy place to get a non-conference win; I think they've won 23 in a row (here).

"It wasn't what we had planned, but to win a game like that, there are a lot of positives. It was our first true road game, and we got a win, and we can go work off a win."

Ole Miss sank three 3-pointers in the final 27 seconds of regulation to erase an 86-80 deficit, despite 5 of 6 free throws by Loyd the closing 39 seconds by Loyd.

"We were one rebound, one stop away," said Altman, who wanted his team to foul instead of giving up the final 3-point shot by Mississippi. "We just let them hang around, and then they hit those three 3s."

Guard Marshall Henderson led the Rebels with a career-high 39 points, sinking 10 of 23 3-point shots. He was 11 of 26 total from the field.

Ole Miss, which lost by three to Kansas State, was 15 of 35 from beyond the arc.

"Defensively, we've got a lot of work to do," Altman said.

At the end of the second half, the Rebels tied the score at 89-89 with a 3-pointer, then got another good look at the buzzer after the Ducks threw the ball away on the inbound pass with 0.8 seconds to go.

Oregon shot 58.5 percent from the field for the game and was 29 of 36 at the foul line. The Ducks also made 10 of 17 from 3-point distance.

Oregon plays Illinois at 6 p.m. Saturday at Moda Center.


    At Chiles Center, Cassandra Brown and Kari Luttinen each scored 25 points as the Portland Pilots improved to 5-3 with an 85-71 victory Sunday afternoon over Boise State.

    The Pilots held the Broncos to 29.9-percent shooting from the field, while making 37.7 percent.

    Brown was 9 for 21, Luttinen 8 of 18, and each had six rebounds.

    Boise State dropped to 4-4.

    Portland's next game is 2 p.m. Saturday at Fresno State.

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