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It hasn't taken very long for Joseph Young and Mike Moser to develop some chemistry.

That's a major reason why Oregon is off to its best start in seven years.

Young and Moser will try to help the No. 14 Ducks continue their dominant start to the season Sunday night against Cal Poly in the finale of the round-robin Hardwood Challenge.

Young and Moser are in their first season after transferring to Oregon (6-0), and they lead the team in scoring with 21.2 and 15.7 points per game, respectively.

That success has been integral to the Ducks outscoring opponents by an average of 17.0 points while getting off to their best start since opening 13-0 in 2006-07.

Young and Moser were key again in Saturday's 91-76 win over North Dakota. Young, a guard who played the past two seasons with Houston, finished with 23 points, while Moser had 13 with a season-high 15 rebounds for his 19th career double-double - first with Oregon.

Moser, a transfer from UNLV, is already very comfortable playing with Young.

"Definitely, you can already see how things are shaping, even in the first couple of games," the forward said. "You see where you can score, who you can get the ball to in certain spots, really when it's your time to step up. Those are probably the biggest things in this growing process."

Senior guard Jason Calliste, another transfer from Detroit, is averaging 15.3 points while hitting 61.1 percent from the floor - 6 of 10 from beyond the arc - over the past three games.

Despite the strong production from the trio of transfers, coach Dana Altman wants to see some improvement with the ball. The Ducks average 12.7 turnovers, but committed a season-high 20 Saturday, with Moser accounting for six.

"A lot of positives but 20 turnovers. Really disappointing, because they were bad turnovers," Altman said.

Cal Poly (2-4) will try to capitalize on any miscues by the Ducks after falling 73-71 to Pacific on Saturday despite recording a season-high seven steals.

Chris Eversley is looking to build on his best performance of 2013-14, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks against the Tigers. The senior forward totaled 28 points over the three previous games while shooting 35.7 percent - 1 for 8 from long range.

He leads the Mustangs with 14.3 points per game and 8.3 boards.

Kyle Odister's 14 points from Saturday were three fewer than his total from the three prior contests. However, he may benefit from facing a tougher opponent since he's totaled 36 points in two career games against Top 25 foes.

Odister had 21 points - all on 3-pointers - in a 73-62 season-opening loss to then-No. 6 Arizona on Nov. 8, Cal Poly's only meeting with a ranked team.

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