PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jordan Kent jumped up and down in
celebration as his 3-pointer fell, all but sealing Oregon's victory
over Vanderbilt. Those key shots have been getting easier for him
"Last year, I was thinking about every shot," he said. "Now
I'm just shooting it."
Kent, coach Ernie Kent's son, had the key 3-pointer that made it
64-50 and the Ducks went on to a 75-65 victory Saturday in the
annual Pape Jam at the Rose Garden Arena.
Oregon center Ian Crosswhite had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and
was named the Pape Jam's most valuable player. Aaron Brooks had 11
points and Brandon Lincoln added 10 more for the Ducks, now 4-0 for
the season and 7-0 in the Pape Jam.
Moore, a junior guard, has scored in double figures in 13
The Commodores, who visit Cincinnati on Thursday, had 27
personal fouls. Oregon made 24 of 39 free throws.
"It was hard to be aggressive," Moore said. "We have to play
strong, but if we continue to play defense without discipline, it's
going to be a problem."
The Ducks held a narrow 38-35 lead at the half. The Commodores
narrowed it to 43-42 early in the second on DeMarre Carroll's layup
and free throw.
But then the Ducks took over. Kent's dunk made it 59-50 and he
was awarded with a standing ovation by the fans.
After Bryce Taylor's layup, Kent got his 3-pointer, jumping up
and down in celebration when it fell.
The 3-pointer capped a 21-8 Oregon run as Vanderbilt went cold.
Kent finished with nine of the 29 points scored by Oregon's
"It's early, so we're using a lot of different players, and
we're not quite sure about the rotation yet," Jordan Kent said.
"As we see how teams play us, and get into Pac-10 play, we'll be
more clear on what lineups we'll use. But, because of our depth, we
can throw all kinds of lineups out there."
Oregon, which travels to No. 5 Illinois next Saturday, has held
all four of its opponents this season to under 40 percent shooting
from the field. The Commodores shot 39.1 percent.
The Ducks play their usual home games at MacArthur Court in
Eugene, about 110 miles to the south.