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Oregon holds off winless Texas Southern 74-68

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) It was the kind of ugly win Payton Pritchard would just as soon forget, except for the performance by the freshman seated next to him.

Pritchard scored 16 points, and Troy Brown had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Oregon struggled to down winless Texas Southern 74-68 on Monday night.

The difference-maker was Kenny Wooten with 13 points and four blocks for the Ducks (7-3), who started the second half on a 16-2 run to open a 48-33 lead but still couldn't shake the Tigers (0-9).

''He's really the reason why we won this game,'' Pritchard said. ''As the season goes on, Kenny is going to have to step up big like he did tonight.

''His talent is there, and he's just got to be ready to play every night like that. He's gotta be a dog. That's what we need and that's what we expect out of him.''

Wooten had a dunk and two inside baskets midway through the second half as the Ducks saw their lead dwindle to single digits.

''Kenny saved us,'' Oregon coach Dana Altman said. ''I thought he was the difference in the game.''

Texas Southern trailed 65-64 with 3 1/2 minutes to play before driving layups by Pritchard and Paul White gave Oregon some breathing room. White had 11 points as six Ducks scored in double figures.

Brown scored seven of Oregon's last 12 points, capped by a 3-pointer of an assist from Pritchard.

''We fought it out,'' Pritchard said. ''We had a 15-point lead, so we have to be better than that, we can't give that up''

Donte Clark led the Tigers with 17 points and Demontrae Jefferson had 16.

After a lethargic first half, Oregon relied more on its inside game led by Wooten, MiKyle McIntosh and Brown. The Ducks were 13 of 17 at the foul line in the second half after shooting just five free throws in the first 20 minutes.

''The second half with us yelling (from the bench) to drive it at them, they did a little better job,'' Altman said. ''The big difference there is you shoot more free throws, because you're going to the basket hard.''

The Ducks shot 13 of 25 in the second half to finish 25 of 59 for the game (42.4 percent). Wooten was 6 of 7 from the floor and Pritchard 5 of 8.

''I'd like to give all the credit to my teammates,'' Wooten said. ''They fed me. I was just trying to get open and they found me.''

BIG PICTURE

Oregon defeated the third winless team among its first 10 opponents, but the competition gets tougher with two games against teams with power ratings in the top 60 in Portland State and Fresno State. The latter will be the Ducks' only game outside of Oregon before January.

Texas Southern will to give coach Mike Davis his 100th victory with the Tigers when they continue their 13-game opening road slate at Baylor, Wyoming, TCU and Brigham Young before starting Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

It was Brown's second consecutive double-double after he missed the loss to Boise State because of a concussion. The 12 rebounds were a season-high for the freshman, who leads the Ducks with eight rebounds per game. ''He's our best rebounder by far,'' Altman said, ''because he really sticks his nose in there.''

UP NEXT

Texas Southern plays at Baylor on Thursday night.

Oregon hosts Portland State on Wednesday night.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Texas Southern  
19:41   Shooting foul on Elijah Brown  
19:41 +1 Donte Clark made 1st of 3 free throws 1-0
19:41 +1 Donte Clark made 2nd of 3 free throws 2-0
19:41 +1 Donte Clark made 3rd of 3 free throws 3-0
19:27   MiKyle McIntosh missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:25   Defensive rebound by Robert Lewis  
19:16   Demontrae Jefferson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:14   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
19:10   Out of bounds turnover on Payton Pritchard  
18:57 +2 Robert Lewis made driving layup 5-0
18:38 +3 Payton Pritchard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Troy Brown 5-3
18:22   Traveling violation turnover on Robert Lewis  
18:08 +3 Payton Pritchard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by MiKyle McIntosh 5-6
17:50   Bad pass turnover on Demontrae Jefferson  
17:37   Elijah Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:35   Defensive rebound by Trayvon Reed  
17:23   Jumpball received by Oregon  
17:23   Lost ball turnover on Demontrae Jefferson, stolen by Payton Pritchard  
17:09 +3 Victor Bailey Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Paul White 5-9
16:38   Trayvon Reed missed layup  
16:38   Defensive rebound by Paul White  
16:38 +2 MiKyle McIntosh made driving layup, assist by Paul White 5-11
16:11 +2 Lamont Walker made driving layup, assist by Demontrae Jefferson 7-11
16:03   Payton Pritchard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:01   Defensive rebound by Lamont Walker  
16:01   Personal foul on MiKyle McIntosh  
15:51 +3 Donte Clark made 3-pt. jump shot 10-11
15:33   Offensive foul on Paul White  
15:33   Turnover on Paul White  
15:08   Derrick Bruce missed driving layup, blocked by Kenny Wooten  
15:06   Offensive rebound by Texas Southern  
15:05   Donte Clark missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:51   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
14:46 +3 Victor Bailey Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Troy Brown 10-14
14:36   Donte Clark missed driving layup  
14:34   Offensive rebound by Trayvon Reed  
14:35   Shooting foul on Payton Pritchard  
14:33 +1 Trayvon Reed made 1st of 2 free throws 11-14
14:35 +1 Trayvon Reed made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-14
14:11   3-second violation turnover on Kenny Wooten  
13:46   Demontrae Jefferson missed floating jump shot  
13:44   Offensive rebound by Marquis Salmon  
13:28   Lost ball turnover on Marquis Salmon, stolen by Kenny Wooten  
13:18   Troy Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:16   Offensive rebound by Victor Bailey Jr.  
13:10   Troy Brown missed layup, blocked by Trayvon Reed  
13:08   Defensive rebound by Derrick Bruce  
12:59 +3 Derrick Bruce made 3-pt. jump shot 15-14
12:27   Troy Brown missed jump shot  
12:25   Defensive rebound by Donte Clark  
12:19 +2 Donte Clark made driving layup 17-14
11:56   MiKyle McIntosh missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:54   Defensive rebound by Donte Clark  
11:26   Demontrae Jefferson missed jump shot  
11:24   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
11:16   Victor Bailey Jr. missed jump shot  
11:14   Defensive rebound by Trayvon Reed  
10:57   Derrick Bruce missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:55   Defensive rebound by Payton Pritchard  
10:49   Bad pass turnover on Kenny Wooten  
10:38   Demontrae Jefferson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:36   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
10:04   Troy Brown missed layup, blocked by Trayvon Reed  
10:04   Defensive rebound by Trayvon Reed  
10:04   Donte Clark missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:02   Defensive rebound by MiKyle McIntosh  
9:45   Personal foul on Derrick Bruce  
9:25   Payton Pritchard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:23   Offensive rebound by Elijah Brown  
9:06   Paul White missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:04   Defensive rebound by Brian Carey  
8:39 +2 Marquis Salmon made jump shot, assist by Brian Carey 19-14
8:28   Paul White missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:26   Offensive rebound by Oregon  
8:12   Paul White missed hook shot  
8:10   Defensive rebound by Lamont Walker  
7:47   Lamont Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:45   Defensive rebound by Payton Pritchard  
7:35   Roman Sorkin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:34   Offensive rebound by Oregon  
7:34   Personal foul on Donte Clark  
7:26   Personal foul on Brian Carey  
7:13 +3 Paul White made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elijah Brown 19-17
6:53 +2 Lamont Walker made jump shot, assist by Demontrae Jefferson 21-17
6:39   Elijah Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:37   Defensive rebound by Demontrae Jefferson  
6:29   Personal foul on Elijah Brown  
6:11   Traveling violation turnover on Demontrae Jefferson  
5:58   Paul White missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:56   Offensive rebound by Oregon  
5:50   Elijah Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:48   Defensive rebound by Trayvon Reed  
5:41 +3 Robert Lewis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Demontrae Jefferson 24-17
5:25 +2 Roman Sorkin made hook shot 24-19
5:12   Demontrae Jefferson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:10   Offensive rebound by Lamont Walker  
5:01   Robert Lewis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:59   Defensive rebound by Roman Sorkin  
4:50   Shooting foul on Robert Lewis  
4:50   Roman Sorkin missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:37   Turnover on Demontrae Jefferson  
4:50 +1 Roman Sorkin made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-20
4:37   Turnover on Demontrae Jefferson  
4:32   Troy Brown missed driving layup  
4:30   Offensive rebound by Roman Sorkin  
4:17   Roman Sorkin missed dunk  
4:15   Offensive rebound by MiKyle McIntosh  
4:09 +2 MiKyle McIntosh made dunk 24-22
4:05   Derrick Bruce missed jump shot  
4:03   Defensive rebound by MiKyle McIntosh  
4:02   Roman Sorkin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:00   Offensive rebound by Troy Brown  
3:59   Lost ball turnover on Troy Brown, stolen by Demontrae Jefferson  
3:59   Shooting foul on MiKyle McIntosh  
3:48   Robert Lewis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:46   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
3:26   Troy Brown missed layup  
3:24   Defensive rebound by Trayvon Reed  
3:12   Donte Clark missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:10   Defensive rebound by Abu Kigab  
2:56 +2 Kenny Wooten made hook shot, assist by Victor Bailey Jr. 24-24
2:35   Demontrae Jefferson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:33   Offensive rebound by Derrick Bruce  
2:27   Derrick Bruce missed driving layup, blocked by Kenny Wooten  
2:25   Defensive rebound by Paul White  
2:17 +2 Kenny Wooten made jump shot, assist by Victor Bailey Jr. 24-26
2:17   Shooting foul on Trayvon Reed  
2:17   Kenny Wooten missed free throw  
2:17   Offensive rebound by Paul White  
2:11 +2 Paul White made dunk 24-28
1:37 +2 Derrick Bruce made jump shot 26-28
1:22 +2 Kenny Wooten made hook shot 26-30
1:11 +2 Robert Lewis made driving dunk 28-30
1:01   Shooting foul on Marquis Salmon  
1:01 +1 Troy Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 28-31
1:01 +1 Troy Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-32
55.0   Lost ball turnover on Derrick Bruce, stolen by Abu Kigab  
49.0   Lost ball turnover on Troy Brown, stolen by Derrick Bruce  
44.0   Derrick Bruce missed 3-pt. jump shot  
42.0   Defensive rebound by Kenny Wooten  
29.0   Paul White missed 3-pt. jump shot  
27.0   Defensive rebound by Robert Lewis  
1.0 +3 Demontrae Jefferson made 3-pt. jump shot 31-32

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:37   Demontrae Jefferson missed jump shot  
19:35   Defensive rebound by Elijah Brown  
19:25   Troy Brown missed driving layup  
19:23   Defensive rebound by Trayvon Reed  
19:09   Donte Clark missed jump shot  
19:07   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
18:58   Shooting foul on Trayvon Reed  
18:58   Paul White missed 1st of 2 free throws  
18:58 +1 Paul White made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-33
18:44   Personal foul on Elijah Brown  
18:42   Trayvon Reed missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:40   Offensive rebound by Texas Southern  
18:35   Lost ball turnover on Trayvon Reed, stolen by Payton Pritchard  
18:27   Bad pass turnover on Payton Pritchard, stolen by Donte Clark  
18:16   Demontrae Jefferson missed jump shot  
18:15   Defensive rebound by Oregon  
18:15   Personal foul on Trayvon Reed  
18:01 +3 Paul White made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Troy Brown 31-36
17:36   Robert Lewis missed driving layup  
17:34   Defensive rebound by MiKyle McIntosh  
17:31 +2 MiKyle McIntosh made driving layup, assist by Payton Pritchard 31-38
17:31   Shooting foul on Lamont Walker  
17:31 +1 MiKyle McIntosh made free throw 31-39
17:16   Personal foul on Elijah Brown  
17:00   Marquis Salmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:58   Defensive rebound by Paul White  
16:51   Paul White missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:49   Offensive rebound by Paul White  
16:41 +3 Victor Bailey Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Payton Pritchard 31-42
16:27   Personal foul on Paul White  
16:27   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Trayvon Reed  
16:27   Turnover on Trayvon Reed  
16:27 +1 Payton Pritchard made 1st of 2 free throws 31-43
16:27 +1 Payton Pritchard made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-44
16:21   Personal foul on Marquis Salmon  
15:58 +2 Payton Pritchard made driving layup 31-46
15:37   Donte Clark missed turnaround jump shot  
15:35   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
15:26   Paul White missed jump shot  
15:24   Defensive rebound by Robert Lewis  
15:19 +2 Robert Lewis made driving layup 33-46
14:57   Shooting foul on Marquis Salmon  
14:57 +1 MiKyle McIntosh made 1st of 2 free throws 33-47
14:57 +1 MiKyle McIntosh made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-48
14:49   Shooting foul on Payton Pritchard  
14:49 +1 Demontrae Jefferson made 1st of 2 free throws 34-48
14:49 +1 Demontrae Jefferson made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-48
14:36   Shooting foul on Marquis Salmon  
14:36 +1 Kenny Wooten made 1st of 2 free throws 35-49
14:36   Kenny Wooten missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
14:36   Defensive rebound by Marquis Salmon  
14:26   Demontrae Jefferson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:24   Defensive rebound by MiKyle McIntosh  
14:01   Traveling violation turnover on Victor Bailey Jr.  
13:47   Shooting foul on MiKyle McIntosh  
13:47 +1 Donte Clark made 1st of 2 free throws 36-49
13:47 +1 Donte Clark made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-49
13:30   Abu Kigab missed fade-away jump shot  
13:28   Defensive rebound by Donte Clark  
13:09 +2 Donte Clark made driving layup 39-49
12:43   Personal foul on Demontrae Jefferson  
12:43 +1 Payton Pritchard made 1st of 2 free throws 39-50
12:43 +1 Payton Pritchard made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-51
12:27   Demontrae Jefferson missed layup, blocked by Victor Bailey Jr.  
12:25   Defensive rebound by Keith Smith  
12:18   Payton Pritchard missed layup  
12:16   Defensive rebound by Marquis Salmon  
12:14 +3 Demontrae Jefferson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Robert Lewis 42-51
11:44   Shooting foul on Derrick Bruce  
11:44 +1 Victor Bailey Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 42-52
11:44 +1 Victor Bailey Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-53
11:31 +2 Demontrae Jefferson made jump shot 44-53
11:00   Victor Bailey Jr. missed turnaround jump shot  
10:58   Defensive rebound by Donte Clark  
10:50   Demontrae Jefferson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:48   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
10:42 +2 Payton Pritchard made driving layup, assist by Troy Brown 44-55
10:21 +3 Donte Clark made 3-pt. jump shot 47-55
9:53   Paul White missed layup  
9:51   Defensive rebound by Derrick Bruce  
9:43   Personal foul on Paul White  
9:29 +3 Derrick Bruce made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Robert Lewis 50-55
9:10 +2 Kenny Wooten made dunk, assist by Payton Pritchard 50-57
8:56   Demontrae Jefferson missed floating jump shot  
8:54   Defensive rebound by MiKyle McIntosh  
8:47   Victor Bailey Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:45   Offensive rebound by Kenny Wooten  
8:36   Backcourt turnover on Payton Pritchard  
8:22   Demontrae Jefferson missed jump shot  
8:20   Defensive rebound by MiKyle McIntosh  
8:14   Troy Brown missed jump shot  
8:12   Defensive rebound by Marquis Salmon  
8:04 +2 Derrick Bruce made driving layup 52-57
7:50   Traveling violation turnover on Victor Bailey Jr.  
7:34   Donte Clark missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:32   Defensive rebound by MiKyle McIntosh  
7:21 +2 Kenny Wooten made layup, assist by Elijah Brown 52-59
7:07   Personal foul on Payton Pritchard  
7:07 +1 Lamont Walker made 1st of 2 free throws 53-59
7:07 +1 Lamont Walker made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-59
6:35   Shot clock violation turnover on Payton Pritchard  
6:25   Personal foul on Payton Pritchard  
6:25 +1 Demontrae Jefferson made 1st of 2 free throws 55-59
6:25 +1 Demontrae Jefferson made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-59
6:16   Personal foul on Lamont Walker  
6:16   MiKyle McIntosh missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:16 +1 MiKyle McIntosh made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-60
6:03 +2 Lamont Walker made alley-oop shot, assist by Demontrae Jefferson 58-60
5:54   Troy Brown missed driving layup  
5:52   Offensive rebound by Kenny Wooten  
5:52   Kenny Wooten missed dunk  
5:50   Defensive rebound by Marquis Salmon  
5:50   Personal foul on Kenny Wooten  
5:49   Marquis Salmon missed free throw  
5:49   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown  
5:39 +2 Kenny Wooten made turnaround jump shot 58-62
5:23