Oregon hangs on for an 85-78 win over Arizona St

CHRIS HANSEN (Associated Press)
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Oregon hangs on for an 85-78 win over Arizona St
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Oregon guard Joseph Young, left, drives to the basket past Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Mike Moser had 22 points and 17 rebounds to lead Oregon past Arizona State 85-78 on Tuesday night.

Jason Calliste scored 16, Damyean Dotson had 15 and Joseph Young added 13 for the Ducks (21-8, 9-8 Pac-12), who have now won six straight games heading into Saturday's season finale at home against No. 3 Arizona.

Jahii Carson led the Sun Devils (21-9, 10-7) with 28 points, including four 3-pointers. Jermaine Marshall added 16 points and Jordan Bachynski had 13 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks.

Moser, who earned Pac-12 player of the week honors after averaging 16 points and 16 rebounds in wins against UCLA and USC last week, had his third straight double-double. The senior forward had 17 points and 15 rebounds in the second half alone, and scored eight in the final 8 minutes to help Oregon pull away after Arizona State got within four points, 58-54.

He finished 6 for 11 from the field and 9 for 11 from the free throw line.

In a game between two teams trying to enhance their postseason portfolio, Oregon wasted little time asserting itself.

The Ducks jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first 6 minutes, getting seven points from Dotson during that stretch, including a pair of 3-pointers.

But Arizona State responded with a 16-2 run and pulled within a point on a 3-pointer by Marshall that made it 17-16.

The Ducks, who made just 1-of-9 shots during the Sun Devils' run, got hot in the final minutes of the half and took a 33-25 advantage into the break.

Oregon's lead reached double-digits again on a 3-pointer by Calliste to make it 42-31, and Johnathan Loyd followed with a floater from the lane to put the Ducks up by 13.

Carson kept Arizona State close. He scored 22 in the second half and made jumpers on back-to-back possessions to cut the Sun Devils' deficit to 53-48 with 11:49 left.

It was also his layup that made it a four-point game late, before Moser helped clinched the victory.

Senior center Waverly Austin had the best game of his two-year Oregon stint, setting career-highs with 10 rebounds and five blocks. He also had five points.