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  • Singler, Ducks rebound to rout Houston Baptist

    Oregon coming off triple-overtime defeat against UTEP
  • EUGENE — Tony Woods scored 14 points as Oregon defeated Houston Baptist 91-50 Saturday.
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  • EUGENE — Tony Woods scored 14 points as Oregon defeated Houston Baptist 91-50 Saturday.
    E.J. Singler, who had just two points in a three-overtime loss to UTEP on Wednesday, added 13 points for the Ducks (10-2).
    "I had a rough game against UTEP," Singler said. "I wanted to come back and kind of redeem myself and kind of get going."
    Art Bernardi scored 14 points and Tyler Russell had 12 for the Huskies (4-7), who made just one of their first 21 attempts from the field in the second half. That included misses on their first 15 shots as the Ducks turned a 51-30 halftime lead into a 67-31 advantage by the time Anthony Hill finally hit a 3-pointer for Houston Baptist with 11:20 to play.
    The Huskies shot just 26 percent from the field, compared to 48.5 for the Ducks, who improved to 9-0 at home this season.
    "They had some good looks but just didn't finish," Oregon coach Dana Altman said. "But our defense did a pretty good job."
    Damyean Dotson added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Ducks, and Carlos Emory also had 10 points.
    Oregon made quick work of Houston Baptist, jumping out to a 17-4 lead in the opening 5:20.
    Singler had seven points during that stretch, forward Arsalan Kazemi had four assists on the Ducks' first six baskets, and Oregon outrebounded the Huskies 18-2 at one point. The Ducks finished with a 52-39 advantage on the boards.
    Oregon put the game out of reach with a 12-0 run late in the first half that included two layups by Woods, another from Dotson and back-to-back 3-pointers from Singler to give the Ducks a 40-12 lead.
    "(Ball movement) was a big emphasis today after the UTEP game when we were really stagnant and didn't move the ball too well on offense," Singler said. "That was something we're looking to get better at."
    Oregon, which came into the game shooting just 30 percent from 3-point range, made 5 of 7 attempts in the first half and finished 9 for 16.
    Singler led the way with three 3-pointers and was 5 for 6 from the field overall. Dotson was also 5 for 6 from the field.
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