Vanderbilt 65

(4-3, 1-2 away)

Oregon 75

(4-0, 3-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 4, 2004

    Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

    1 2 T
    VAN 35 3065
    ORE 38 3775

    Top Performers

    Vanderbilt: J. Terrell 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Oregon: I. Crosswhite 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Oregon 75, Vanderbilt 65

    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 this season.

    "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.

    Julian Terrell and Mario Moore each had 14 points for Vanderbilt (4-3), which came to Portland for the inaugural Pape Jam in 1998 and lost to the Ducks 90-70.

    Moore, a junior guard, has scored in double figures in 13 straight games.

    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 reserves.

    "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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 65 75
    FG Made-Attempted 25-64 (.391) 22-40 (.550)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-24 (.208) 7-13 (.538)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-13 (.769) 24-39 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 14

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