Oregon opens with 66-64 win over N. Colorado
EUGENE, Ore. (AP)—LeKendric Longmire scored 15 points to lead Oregon to a 66-64 win against Northern Colorado in Eugene on Friday.
Michael Dunigan, one of six Oregon freshmen, finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Ducks.
Jefferson Mason scored 15 for the Bears (0-1), who shot just 35.5 from the field and turned the ball over 20 times. Robert Palacios added six points and 11 rebounds.
Longmire hit his first shot two minutes into the game and then sparked a 13-4 run with layup and a dunk with 5:47 left in the first half that helped the Ducks take a 28-24 lead. Oregon went on to lead 30-28 at halftime.