Oregon 98

(11-14, 5-8 Pac-12)

Arizona State 87

(9-13, 3-10 Pac-12)

    8:00 PM ET, February 11, 2006

    Wells Fargo Arena (AZ), Tempe, Arizona

    1 2 T
    ORE 42 5698
    ASU 29 5887

    Top Performers

    Oregon: M. Hairston 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast

    Arizona St: S. Seay 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Oregon 98, Arizona State 87

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- After so many near misses, it was time for Oregon to finally get a lead and keep it this time.

    Malik Hairston scored 22 points and Chamberlain Oguchi added 20 on Saturday to lead Oregon past Arizona State 98-87 in Pac-10 play, snapping a six-game losing streak.

    Oguchi, who averages 6.3 points a game, made six of his first seven 3-point shots in helping the Ducks (11-14, 5-8) build a 20-point second half lead. Arizona State (9-13, 3-10) only got to within seven in the final two minutes.

    "There's a feeling that you have and you could feel this was a different game," Oregon coach Ernie Kent said. "We had some offensive rhythm in the first half and we defended in the first half."

    Oregon had lost its last five games by a combined 18 points, including a 70-68 loss to Arizona on Thursday.

    Oguchi made 7-of-9 from the field, all but one from beyond the 3-point line, and Hairston was 6-of-7 from the field. He also made six free throws in the final 1:54 to help preserve the victory.

    "They're home, they going to make runs and we were able to respond with big plays," Hairston said. "We shot free throws well. We just did a much better job of executing our game."

    Sylvester Seay had a career-high 21 points and Jeff Pendergraph also had a career-high 21 for the Sun Devils, who had won two in a row for the first time since December.

    Maarty Leunen had 17 points and six rebounds while Aaron Brooks added 18 points and five rebounds for Oregon, which held on to sole possession of seventh place in the Pac-10.

    The Ducks set a season high in points, topping the 91 they score against Howard on Dec. 20. It is also the most points Oregon had ever scored in Tempe.

    "Obviously our defense wasn't very solid tonight, we can't give up 100 points to anybody and be successful," Arizona State coach Rob Evans said. "We came out flat in the first half and fought back in the second half but we dug ourselves a hole because we didn't get up and defend."

    Kevin Kruger made four of six 3-pointers for 14 points for the Sun Devils, who remained tied with Oregon State at the bottom of the league standings.

    The Ducks scored 11 straight points -- six by Brooks -- near the end of the first half to take a 42-29 lead at halftime.

    Oguchi had 11 points, including 3-for-4 from beyond the 3-point line. Sylvester Seay had seven points and four rebounds for the Sun Devils. Arizona State missed 13 of its last 17 shots in the half while Oregon was making 14 of 26 from the field, including 6 of 12 beyond the arc.

    Oregon finished the night 29 of 49 (59 percent), including 11 of 21 from beyond the 3-point line.

    "When the ball's going in from 3-point range, it gives me confidence and it give the team confidence," Kent said. "When you have that kind of conference, it's just about knocking down the shots."

    The poorest free throw shooting team in the conference, Oregon made its first 11 foul shots, hitting 29 of 33 for the night.

    The Ducks beat the Sun Devils in Eugene 67-53 on Jan. 12.

    "The main key was we didn't stop them on defense, especially when we knew we had to stop them," Pendergraph said. "It showed that we weren't all on the same page and we dug ourselves a big hole."

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 98 87
    FG Made-Attempted 29-49 (.592) 34-61 (.557)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 29-33 (.879) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 2

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