Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Never criticize a win, no matter how ugly it is. Oregon beat Jacksonville State in a game full of turnovers and missed shots.
Turnovers were abundant and scoring was low on Monday night in Eugene, Oregon. It took the visiting team, Jacksonville State, until the 15:51 mark to score a point in the game. Luckily for the Gamecocks, Oregon wasn't doing much better, seeing as the score was now 7-2. Once the Ducks took a commanding 2-0 lead in the first period, they never looked back as J-State fell further behind. Oregon wins, 67-45.
Oregon center, Tony Woods, lead the team with 17 points, going 8 for 12 from the field. On defense, Woods contributed four rebounds and five blocked shots in 24 minutes of play. Off the bench, forward Arsalan Kazemi provided the defense with eight rebounds, five steals and one blocked shot.
For Jacksonville, guard Chris Deanes came off the bench and led the team in points with 10. Guard Ronnie Boggs led the Gamecocks in playing time with 38 minutes where he went 2 for 11 from the field, 1 for 4 in three point land and missed his two free throw attempts. Nick Cook and Rinaldo Mafra had six rebounds each.
As a team, Jacksonville State had 23 turnovers. Seven of the turnovers were from one player, forward Nick Cook. Ronnie Boggs and Mason Leggett contributed four TO's each. Oregon wasn't much better with 18 turnovers of their own.