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Mathis scores 30 points as No. 15 Oregon beats Boise State

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Anthony Mathis was on target against Boise State, and so were most of his Oregon teammates.

Mathis scored a career-high 30 points as the No. 15 Ducks beat Boise State 106-75 Saturday night.

Mathis, in his second game with the Ducks after transferring from New Mexico for his final season, hit on 10 of 12 shots from the field overall, including 9 of 11 from 3-point range. The Ducks (2-0) shot 42 for 60 (70%) from the field overall, and made 13 of 19 3-point attempts, after 1-for-13 shooting from beyond the arc in their opener.

''I made the first one and it's like a breath of fresh air,'' Mathis said. ''I just went from there.''

Payton Pritchard, a teammate of Mathis' at Oregon's West Linn High School, had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Addison Patterson, a freshman, had 17 points before fouling out, and Shakur Juiston, a graduate transfer from UNLV, chipped in 14 points and nine assists.

''Oregon was locked in,'' Broncos coach Leon Rice said. ''When they're making shots like that, you have to give them some resistance.

''If you can't make a difference defensively, you're in trouble.''

Derrick Alston led the Broncos (1-1) with 22 points.

A large difference in shooting percentage helped the Ducks build a 48-30 halftime advantage. While Oregon shot 63% in the opening 20 minutes, including 7 of 11 from long range, the Broncos shot 35% and made only one of their 12 3-point tries.

Oregon coach Dana Altman said shooting that well ''kind of distorts things right from the start. I thought our ball movement for the most part was really good.''

The Ducks finished with 27 assists, more than in any game last season.

Oregon pushed its lead out to double digits at 22-11 when BSU went four minutes without a point and more than five minutes between field goals. The Broncos briefly closed within 22-17 before Oregon hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions to push the lead to 31-17.

Oregon led by as many as 36 points in the second half, easing to the victory to set up an anticipated matchup with No. 14 Memphis on Tuesday in Portland.

''Their athleticism and length stick out,'' Altman said of the Tigers. ''We'll find out where we're at.

''We know they're a very talented team, it'll be a tough game to get ready for in two days.''

BIG PICTURE

Oregon: With its rebuilt roster of three freshmen and three transfers, the Ducks needed some confidence and a second decisive win at home to start the schedule. Oregon is 78-4 in nonconference games at Matthew Knight Arena, and one of the defeats came against Boise State two years ago.

Fresno State: It was a familiar result for the Broncos, who are 3-27 against ranked opponents in Leon Rice's 10th season as head coach and 8-52 all-time against Top 25 foes.

INJURED AND OUT

Oregon sophomore Francis Okoro, an expected starter, missed the game after being struck by an automobile earlier in the week. The 6-foot-9 Okoro recorded a double-double in Oregon's opener with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

MILESTON NUMBERS

With his seven assists in the game, senior Payton Pritchard raised his career total to 501, putting him third in that category for his career at Oregon. Pritchard also became only the second Oregon player, joining the legendary Ron Lee, with more than 1,000 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds.

NO RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Abu Kigab, who transferred from Oregon to Boise State midway through last season, was not eligible to play against the Ducks as he waits to becoming eligible at the end of fall semester.

UP NEXT

Oregon will play one of the featured games on its non-conference schedule when it hosts No. 14 Memphis on Tuesday in Portland.

Boise State plays host to UC Irvine on Friday night, the second of only six home games during its nonconference schedule.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Chris Duarte 3.0
  RayJ Dennis missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
  Offensive rebound by RJ Williams 11.0
  Alex Hobbs missed free throw 11.0
  Shooting foul on Chandler Lawson 11.0
+ 2 Alex Hobbs made layup, assist by RayJ Dennis 11.0
+ 3 Payton Pritchard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shakur Juiston 15.0
+ 2 Alex Hobbs made layup, assist by RayJ Dennis 32.0
+ 2 Chandler Lawson made layup 37.0
  Offensive rebound by Chandler Lawson 45.0
  Will Richardson missed jump shot 47.0
Team Stats
Points 75 106
Field Goals 27-63 (42.9%) 42-60 (70.0%)
3-Pointers 6-23 (26.1%) 13-19 (68.4%)
Free Throws 15-23 (65.2%) 9-13 (69.2%)
Total Rebounds 27 34
Offensive 12 2
Defensive 13 30
Team 2 2
Assists 14 27
Steals 5 9
Blocks 1 2
Turnovers 13 12
Fouls 13 23
Technicals 0 0
28 PTS, 2 REB
30 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Boise State 1-1 304575
home team logo 15 Oregon 2-0 4858106
Team Stats
away team logo Boise State 1-1 87.0 PPG 39 RPG 16.0 APG
home team logo 15 Oregon 2-0 81.5 PPG 43 RPG 16.0 APG
Key Players
21
D. Alston Jr. G 25.0 PPG 4.3 RPG 1.7 APG 44.4 FG%
32
A. Mathis G 14.3 PPG 2.5 RPG 0.8 APG 62.5 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Alston Jr. G 28 PTS 2 REB 0 AST
A. Mathis G 30 PTS 2 REB 1 AST
42.9 FG% 70.0
26.1 3PT FG% 68.4
65.2 FT% 69.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Alston Jr. 28 2 0 9/16 4/9 6/9 2 37 0 0 5 1 1
A. Hobbs 18 4 3 7/12 0/1 4/8 2 33 2 0 1 1 3
R. Williams 11 8 1 5/7 0/0 1/2 1 25 2 0 1 5 3
J. Jessup 10 8 2 4/14 2/7 0/0 3 36 1 1 1 4 4
M. Dickinson 4 0 1 1/5 0/1 2/2 0 24 0 0 2 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Alston Jr. 28 2 0 9/16 4/9 6/9 2 37 0 0 5 1 1
A. Hobbs 18 4 3 7/12 0/1 4/8 2 33 2 0 1 1 3
R. Williams 11 8 1 5/7 0/0 1/2 1 25 2 0 1 5 3
J. Jessup 10 8 2 4/14 2/7 0/0 3 36 1 1 1 4 4
M. Dickinson 4 0 1 1/5 0/1 2/2 0 24 0 0 2 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Jorch 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 15 0 0 1 1 1
R. Dennis 2 0 5 0/6 0/4 2/2 1 16 0 0 2 0 0
M. Rice 0 1 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 14 0 0 0 0 1
E. Akot - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Armus - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Kigab - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Shaver Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Huang - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Abercrombie - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Berry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 25 14 27/63 6/23 15/23 13 200 5 1 13 12 13
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Mathis 30 2 1 10/12 9/11 1/2 3 26 0 0 0 0 2
P. Pritchard 19 6 7 7/12 2/3 3/4 1 34 3 0 1 1 5
S. Juiston 16 3 9 8/10 0/1 0/0 3 31 1 0 3 0 3
C. Duarte 7 5 7 2/5 1/3 2/2 3 28 1 1 1 0 5
C. Walker 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/1 5 11 0 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Mathis 30 2 1 10/12 9/11 1/2 3 26 0 0 0 0 2
P. Pritchard 19 6 7 7/12 2/3 3/4 1 34 3 0 1 1 5
S. Juiston 16 3 9 8/10 0/1 0/0 3 31 1 0 3 0 3
C. Duarte 7 5 7 2/5 1/3 2/2 3 28 1 1 1 0 5
C. Walker 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/1 5 11 0 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Patterson 17 4 0 7/7 0/0 3/4 5 18 0 1 2 0 4
C. Lawson 8 9 0 4/6 0/0 0/0 1 24 2 0 3 1 8
W. Richardson 7 1 3 3/6 1/1 0/0 2 28 2 0 2 0 1
E. Omoruyi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Williams Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Okoro - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Osborn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Wur - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Dante - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 106 32 27 42/60 13/19 9/13 23 200 9 2 12 2 30