Oregon 72

(6-5, 0-3 away)

Portland 80

(5-7, 5-3 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 22, 2005

    Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon

    1 2 T
    ORE 35 3772
    PORT 42 3880

    Top Performers

    Oregon: A. Brooks 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Portland: P. Jeter 25 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Portland 80, Oregon 72

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Pooh Jeter and Darren Cooper combined for 46 points to lead Portland to an 80-72 win over Oregon on Thursday.

    The result gave the Pilots victories over Oregon, Oregon State and Portland State -- the first time they have swept their in-state rivals in 49 years.

    Ben Sullivan added 12 points for the Pilots (5-7), who overcame a slow start to take a 42-35 halftime lead and never trailed again.

    Aaron Brooks led the Ducks (6-5) with 13 points and Malik Hairston and Adam Zahn added 11 points each.

    The Ducks led 16-8, but the Pilots dominated the rest of the first half, shooting 56 percent from the field and playing defense with much more intensity.

    Jeter, who had a game-high 25 points, hit a 3-pointer to give the Pilots their biggest lead of the night, 58-46 with 11 minutes left.

    Oregon's Chamberlain Oguchi then hit a pair of 3-pointers as part of an 8-0 run that trimmed the lead to 58-54.

    The Pilots, however, thwarted the rally with five straight points, highlighted by a three-point play from Cooper.

    The Ducks never got closer than four points the rest of the way, the last time when Oguchi hit his third 3-pointer of the night with 21 seconds left.

    Portland hit 7-of-8 free throws in the last 30 seconds to seal the win. For the game, the Pilots hit 28-of-39 from the line. Cooper made 15-of-16.

    The Pilots enjoyed a 26-10 edge in points off turnovers, and held the Ducks to 43 percent shooting. ^

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 72 80
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 24-47 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-26 (.731) 28-39 (.718)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 8

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