Oregon gets by Morgan St. in another shootout; Wichita St. stays perfect
EUGENE, Ore. -- Joseph Young scored 24 points and No. 12 Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons with a 97-76 victory against Morgan State on Sunday.
Richard Amardi had a season-high 16 points in his first start of the season, and Damyean Dotson scored 15 points for the Ducks (12-0), who are off to their best start since going 13-0 in 2006-07.
Justin Black scored 22 points for the Bears (3-9), and Anthony Hubbard added 15.
It had been eight days since Oregon defeated BYU in overtime and the Ducks looked more rested than rusty after the long layoff.
Oregon, the national scoring leader coming in, increased its average to 90.8 points per game and were a 3-pointer from a school-record fifth 100-point game this season.
The Ducks got there with a balanced and efficient scoring attack. Six players scored seven or more points and Oregon shot 54 percent from the field overall, 7-for-15 from 3-point range and 22-for-26 from the free-throw line.
WICHITA, Kan. -- Cleanthony Early had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 10 Wichita State to extend the best start in school history with an 81-70 victory against Davidson on Sunday.
Ron Baker had 15 points for Wichita State (13-0) while Darius Carter scored 13 and Tekele Cotton added 10.
Tyler Kalinoski had 17 points for Davidson (4-9), while Tom Droney added 12 and De'Mon Brooks scored 10.
Wichita State was able to salt away the victory at the free-throw line. The Shockers were 28 of 41 on free throws while Davidson was just 11 of 16. Three Wildcats fouled out.
Wichita State also had a significant advantage in points off turnovers, converting Davidson's 15 turnovers into 18 points. The Shockers had nine turnovers, which the Wildcats turned into seven points.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Pat Young scored 15 points, becoming the 50th player in school history to reach 1,000 in his career, and No. 13 Florida handled Savannah State 76-34 on Sunday.
Young received a standing ovation as he left the game with 5:41 remaining, waving to the crowd as his achievement was announced.
Young topped the 1,000-point plateau on a putback with 7:15 to play. It came shortly after he stepped to the free-throw line with a chance to join the club. Young clanged it off the front rim, drawing groans from the crowd. He made amends, though, a few minutes later.
Young was one of four Florida players in double figures. Michael Frazier II had 11 points for the Gators (10-2). Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin chipped in 10 points each.
Jyles Smith led Savannah State (2-11) with eight points and eight rebounds. The Tigers have lost nine in a row.