EUGENE, Ore. -- Freshman point guard Dominic Artis scored 16 points to lead Oregon over Portland State 80-69 Monday night.
Artis was 6 for 13 from the field and made four of Oregon's nine 3-pointers. It was the Ducks' long-range shooting touch that helped them take a 51-33 advantage into halftime.
Oregon made 7 of 10 3-pointers in the first half, with Artis making three and Emory making two. Leading 19-12 near the midway point of the half, Emory made a 3, Artis followed with another on Oregon's next possession and Emory made it three straight to put the Ducks up 28-12.
Dre Winston and Renado Parker each had 15 points to lead Portland State (1-1).
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Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.