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Oregon relies on balanced attack to beat Montana

Field Level Media
30 Nov 2021, 15:40 GMT+10

Will Richardson scored a game-high 18 points and De'Vion Harmon added 14 as Oregon cruised to an 87-47 victory over visiting Montana in a nonconference game on Monday at Eugene, Oregon.

N'Faly Dante had 11 points and seven rebounds and Jacob Young chipped in 10 points and six rebounds for Oregon (4-3), which outrebounded the Grizzlies 41-15 and outscored them 36-14 in the paint.

Oregon shot 66 percent (31-for-47) from the field, including 52.9 percent (9-for-17) from 3-point range. The Ducks, who ended a two-game slide, led by as many as 40 in the second half.

Richardson shot 7-for-10 from the field, including 4-for-6 from beyond the arc, while Harmon went 5-for-6, including a perfect 3-for-3 from distance.

Montana (4-3), which ended a three-game winning streak, was led by Lonnell Martin's 12 points on 4-for-9 3-point shooting, with Robby Beasley adding nine points and three rebounds.

The Grizzlies shot 26.1 percent (12-for-46) from the field and struggled from 3-point range by making just 5 of their 18 attempts (27.8 percent).

Trailing 8-4 less than three minutes into the game, the Ducks took control of the game for good by going on a 22-4 to take a 26-12 lead on Harmon's layup with a little less than 11 minutes remaining in the first half.

Oregon, which started the game by making 12 of its first 14 shots from the field, including 4-for-5 from beyond the arc, stretched its lead to 46-24 at halftime.

The Ducks, who got 11 first-half points apiece from Richardson and Harmon who shot a combined 8-for-11 from the field including 5-for-7 from beyond the arc, cooled off as the first half drew to a close.

Still, Oregon shot 63 percent (17-for-27) from the field and 50 percent (5-for-10) from 3-point range, in addition to outrebounding the Grizzlies 18-8 in the opening 20 minutes.

The Grizzlies never got into a rhythm offensively, as they endured a stretch in which they shot 2-for-13 from the field that enabled the Ducks to put the game away.

The Grizzles, led by Martin and Beasley who scored six points apiece, finished the half 6-for-20 (30 percent) from the field, including 3-for-11 (27.3 percent) from 3-point range.

--Field Level Media

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