Bench play helps Oregon pull away for win over Texas Southern

EUGENE — Tyrone Nared came off the bench to post 13 points and six rebounds as Oregon defeated Texas Southern 75-52 on Tuesday night.

E.J. Singler, a former South Medford High standout, scored 10 points and was the only Ducks starter in double figures, as Oregon's bench outscored Texas Southern's 38-11. Johnathan Loyd and Jay-R Strowbridge led the charge with nine points apiece.

Kevin Galloway of the Tigers (1-4) led all scorers with 18 points, and Lawrence Johnson-Danner added 14, going 6 for 6 from the free throw line.

The Ducks (4-1) made 60 percent of their shots (15 of 25) in the second half and 52.7 percent for the game. The Tigers shot 39.5 percent and committed 21 turnovers, 13 in the first half.

Oregon scored 36 points in the paint to the Tigers' 12.

Oregon posted a 12-2 run over the final 6:12 of the first half to enter halftime ahead 33-25. Garrett Sim punctuated the Ducks' run with a 3-pointer from half-court as time expired.

The Tigers' struggles continued until 15:34 remained in the second half, when Galloway's short jumper cut the deficit to 41-27.

By then, Oregon had taken control. A pair of free throws by Loyd stretched the lead to its biggest margin, 62-32, with 8:11 left.

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