Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information
EUGENE, Ore. (AP)- E.J. Singler scored 14 points and Oregon overcame a slow start to beat No. 4 Arizona 70-66 on Thursday night, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
Dominic Artis, Carlos Emory and Tony Woods had 10 points apiece for the Ducks (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), who have won 17 straight home games, including all 11 this season.
Mark Lyons scored 21 and Solomon Hill added 16 points to lead the Wildcats (14-1, 2-1), who entered as one of three undefeated teams in the country.
It appeared they were going to stay that way when the Wildcats jumped out to an 11-0 lead. But it was all Oregon from there, as the Ducks outscored Arizona 41-19 the rest of the first half to lead 41-30 at the break.
Arizona trimmed its deficit to 48-42 early in the second half but got no closer until Lyons made a 3-pointer with 1:18 to play that made it 67-63.
- No. 3 Arizona (USA TodayCoaches Poll) is the highest ranked team to ever play at Matthew Knight Arena and the highest ranked team the Ducks have faced since losing to No. 1 Duke 98-71 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 27, 2010.
- The Ducks are 2-1 on the season against opponents ranked in the top 25.
- Oregon is a perfect 11-0 at Matthew Knight Arena this season, its best start since wrapping up a 16-0 home campaign in 2001-02.
- Oregon extended its home winning streak to 17 victories, dating back to last season. The streak is tied with Detroit, Indiana and Notre Dame for seventh longest in the nation.
- Arsalan Kazemi surpassed 1,300 career points running his career total to 1,303 points with six against Arizona.
- E.J. Singler passed Maarty Leunen and Terrell Brandon to move into 17th place on UO’s all-time points list with 14points giving him 1,271 during his career. Singler also tied his career-high in assists with seven.
- Tony Woods’ block tonight put him in sole possession of sixth place on UO’s all-time blocks list with 72, passing Malik Hairston.
- Dominic Artis has scored in double figures in three consecutive games (10 points vs. Nevada, 11 points at Oregon State, 10 points against Arizona).
- Oregon’s 63.6% (7-of-11) from 3-point range was its highest percentage of the season.
- Waverly Austin recorded season-highs with threeblocks and three steals.
- The attendance of 9,544 fans is the highest this season at Matthew Knight Arena.