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  • Balanced Ducks coast to easy victory

  • EUGENE — Carlos Emory led five double-figures scorers with 16 points for Oregon in an 80-59 win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
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  • EUGENE — Carlos Emory led five double-figures scorers with 16 points for Oregon in an 80-59 win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
    Arsalan Kazemi and Daymean Dotson scored 11 each for the Ducks (7-1), who are off to their best start since opening 8-1 in 2007, and Dominic Artis and E.J. Singler had 10 points each.
    Kazemi also had a game-high 13 rebounds and five steals.
    Mitchell Anderson scored 16 to lead the Golden Lions (1-6), who lost to a team from the Pac-12 Conference for the third time this season after earlier defeats to Arizona State and Washington State.
    Oregon led 37-30 at halftime and put the game away with a 20-2 run early in the second half.
    Artis had six points during that stretch, and Emory and Singler had five points each as Oregon went up 57-34 with 13:52 to play.
    Emory, a reserve forward, tied his season high in scoring while making 6 of 7 shots, including two of the Ducks' four 3-pointers and a couple alley-oop dunks.
    "When he attacks the basket with his athleticsm, he gives us a big lift," Oregon coach Dana Altman said. "When he gets out in transition and attacks the basket, he's a handful. He's big, strong, and very athletic running the floor."
    Altman added that he thought the Ducks' intensity was better to start the second half.
    "We just played the game with a little more energy," he said.
    The Ducks did outrebound the Golden Lions 40-21, including 17 on the offensive end that led to 19 second-chance points.
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