Ducks go cold from field, fall to Vandals

EUGENE — Brandon Wiley scored 14 for Idaho and the Vandals held off Oregon's second-half rally to win 69-65 Tuesday night.

Landon Tatum added 11 points for Idaho (6-5), which won the last nonconference game on Oregon's McArthur Court. The Ducks will move into Matthew Knight Arena in two weeks.

Joevan Catron led all scorers with 18 points for Oregon (7-5), which made just 7 of 29 3-point attempts and was outshot 61-32 percent in the first half and 49-34 percent overall.

E.J. Singler added 11 points for the Ducks and Malcolm Armstead had 10 points.

Catron scored 14 in the second half, including eight straight at one point and the first six points in a 10-2 run that gave the Ducks a 55-54 lead — their first of the second half — with 9:38 to play.

The Vandals had taken a 52-47 advantage at the 14:03 mark on a layup by Kyle Baron. But they missed seven straight attempts from the field before Deremy Geiger hit a 3-pointer with 5:10 to play.

Idaho went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line and eventually reclaimed the lead, 57-55, after a pair of foul shots by Stephen Madison. Geiger's 3-pointer two minutes later put the Vandals ahead 62-55.

Armstead made 1 of 2 free throws with 1:34 to play to cut the Ducks deficit to a basket, 64-62, but Wiley answered with a score inside and Oregon missed its next four shots as the Vandals built a 69-62 advantage in the final minute before Armstead hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

After nine lead changes and five ties, the Vandals held a 40-35 lead at the break.

Southern Cal 65,No. 19 Tennessee 64

At Knoxville, Tenn., Maurice Jones scored 15 points and Southern California survived a late run to hand Tennessee its third straight loss.

Donte Smith hit a 3-pointer from the wing over the heads of three Tennessee defenders to give the Trojans (7-5) a 65-60 lead with 2:13 left. He missed another with 1:00 left in the game.

Scotty Hopson and Melvin Goins each made a pair of free throws for the Vols, with Goins' cutting the margin to 65-64 with 47 seconds left. Tennessee (7-3) got the ball back after Jones missed a short jumper with 15 seconds left, but struggled against USC's press and called a timeout with 3.5 seconds left to set up a play.

Tobias Harris, who led the Vols with 14 points, got a deep 3-point shot off as time expired, but it bounced away.

UCLA 75, Montana State 59

At Los Angeles, Malcolm Lee scored 16 points and Reeves Nelson had 15 as UCLA beat Montana State.

Joshua Smith had nine points and nine rebounds, and Tyler Honeycutt added nine points for the Bruins (7-4), who used a 22-4 run to pull away for their fourth win in a row.

Arizona State 72,Long Beach State 55

At Tempe, Ariz., Kyle Cain had 12 points and 16 rebounds, Ty Abbott added 15 points and Arizona State used a big second-half run to pull away.

Arizona State (6-4) overcame some shaky moments defensively in the early going and blew it open with a 16-4 run to start the second half for its third straight win.

Oklahoma St. 79, Stanford 68

At Stillwater, Okla., Keiton Page made a key 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer and then scored the rest of his 23 points in the second half to lead Oklahoma State past Stanford.

After putting the Cowboys ahead just before halftime, Page hit two more 3s early in the second half as Oklahoma State took control of the game.

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