The Ducks…Chris Boucher had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, his 10th career ‘double-double’, to lead No. 22 Oregon to an 81-67 victory over Montana. Dylan Ennis added 22 points for the Ducks (9-2), who won their 7th straight and extended the nation's third-longest home winning streak to 32 games.
The Ducks shot 52 percent (30 of 58) for the game but struggled at the free throw line, hitting just 15 of 25. Ahmaad Rorie, who played his freshman season at Oregon before transferring last year, led the Grizzlies (3-8) with 19 points. The Ducks host U-N-L-V Saturday at 5pm.
…The 3-and-7 Beavers host Long Beach State Friday night coached by Dan Munson, the son of former Duck coach, Don Monson. Long Beach struggling with a 2-and-10 mark to start.
In the Pac….tonight, 2nd ranked UCLA hosts U-C Santa Barbara with the Bruins looking to improve to 11-and-0. Number-19 Arizona is at home with Grand Canyon University.
Elsewhere…8th ranked Gonzaga plays at Tennessee Sunday.
The University of Portland Pilots coached by former blazer Terry Porter host South Dakota Friday night, then play at Oregon State Sunday. The Pilots are off to a 5-3 record. Portland State of the Big Sky Conference evened it preseason record to 4-and-4 with last night’s 110-79 rout of New Hope Christian. The Vikings play in the bay area at U-S-F Friday night.