St. Mary's beats Oregon men 62-50, Ducks face Houston Wednesday
TUESDAY, NOV. 23
St. Mary's 62, Oregon 50 — The Ducks (3-2) struggled on offense against the veteran Gaels (6-0) in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational in Las Vegas.
Oregon scored only 15 first-half points. Eric Williams Jr. led the Ducks with 13 points and Franck Kepnang had nine points and three blocked shots.
The Ducks shot 39%, had only six assists (on 20 baskets) and 13 turnovers. Oregon did not score a fast-break basket or second-chance point.
Oregon faces Houston in the third-place game at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (ESPN2).
MONDAY, NOV. 22
Oregon 73, Chaminade 49 — The Ducks opened the Maui Invitational with a big second half to put away the Division II Silverswords in the first round of the tournament being played this week at Las Vegas.
Oregon (3-1) will play either Saint Mary's or Notre Dame in Tuesday's semifinals (5 p.m., ESPNU).
Eric Williams Jr. had 14 points and seven rebounds and De'Vion Harmon 13 points and four assists.
Oregon looked inside in the second half to pull away. The Ducks outscored Chaminade 28-14 in the paint in the second half after going 4 for 19 from 3-point range in the first half.
Will Richardson had five assists but did not score.
South Florida 71, Oregon 62 — At the Bahamas, the Bulls scored 28 points off 24 Ducks turnovers in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
Oregon (3-2) again only had eight available players as Nyara Sabally (knee) sat out a second consecutive game.
Ahlise Hurst and Sydney Parrish each scored 15 points and Sedona Prince 13. Maddie Scherr, filling in at point guard, fouled out after playing only 18 minutes and was credited with seven turnovers against an active South Florida defense.
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