NCAAB Game Recap - Houston at Oregon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:00 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBU
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LIU
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Oregon 78, Houston 66

Nov 22, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Houston (2-2)

27

39

66

(11) Oregon (5-0)

32

46

78

No. 11 Oregon pulls away from Houston for 78-66 victory
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:40 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Anthony Mathis had another big shooting night to help No. 11 Oregon get another big win.

Mathis shot 5 for 9 on 3-pointers to finish with 18 points and the Ducks followed along for a 78-66 victory over Houston on Friday night.

"Got a lot of good looks," Mathis said. "Once again my teammates were doing a great job of finding me when I am open."

Mathis, a graduate transfer from New Mexico who entered making 68.2% from beyond the arc, helped the Ducks shoot 10 for 20 on 3s and 54% overall.

"We knew Anthony was a pretty good shooter and the guys are looking for him," Oregon coach Dana Altman said.

Payton Pritchard added 16 points and five assists for the Ducks (5-0), while Francis Okoro scored 12. Oregon had 17 assists on 26 field goals.

"The ball movement was good and we had pretty good looks," Altman said. "I liked the shots we got from (3-point range)."

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson had a lot of praise for Pritchard.

"The strength of Oregon's team is their senior point guard," Sampson said. "He's in complete control of every facet of their game ... he is a tremendous, tremendous college point guard.

"He's why Oregon is going to be good this year."

Caleb Milles led the Cougars (2-2) with 21 points.

The Ducks pushed their lead to double digits for the first time at 45-35 on a three-point play by Pritchard and a 3-pointer by Mathis, prompting a Houston timeout with 15:45 left.

The Cougars momentarily cut it to six, but Mathis' four-point play started a 9-0 run that extended Oregon's lead to 56-41 with 10 minutes remaining.

Oregon led 32-27 after a first half that was largely a battle between the 3-point shooting of the Ducks and Houston's dominance on the inside. The Ducks made six of 12 3-pointers, including three during a 15-2 run that gave them a 29-24 lead.

Houston countered with 10 offensive rebounds in the first half, contributing to a 22-13 overall edge on the boards, and used those second-chance possessions to score 13 points. The Cougars finished with a 38-26 advantage in rebounds, grabbing 17 on the offensive end that led to 21 second-chance points.

"We know one thing we've got to work on, the boards," Altman said.

Sampson said the Cougars "have to be good" on the boards because "we're not a very good shooting team."

Overall, the Ducks shot 50% in the first half (12 of 24) to Houston's 35.3% (12 of 34). The Cougars were 1 of 11 on 3-pointers.

BIG PICTURE

Houston: After winning the previous two meetings with Oregon, the Cougars lost in their first trip to Eugene.

Oregon: The Ducks are 5-0 for the first time since the 2015-16 season, when they reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. But the Ducks have yet to play a game outside the state of Oregon.

UP NEXT

Houston returns home to play Houston Baptist on Tuesday and will be home for five of their next six games.

Oregon begins play in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday against No. 13 Seton Hall, the second Top 25 team on the Oregon schedule after an earlier win over then-No. 13 Memphis. The Ducks could then be matched up with No. 8 Gonzaga in the semifinals of the three-day tournament.

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Leaders

Houston PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Alley Jr. 0 0 0 2 0 0
C. Mills 21 0 1 4 0 0
Oregon PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Mathis 18 0 1 0 1 0
P. Pritchard 16 0 5 2 2 0

Team Comparison

Hou Oreg
Points For 66 78
Field Goals 27/65-42% 26/48-54%
Three Pointers 2/20-10% 10/21-48%
Free Throws 10/12-83% 16/21-76%
Offensive Rebounds 17 4
Defensive Rebounds 21 22
Rebounds 39 27
Blocks 3 2
Steals 3 4
Turnovers 9 11
Personal Fouls 20 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Oreg Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 Hou 66 @ Oreg 78 C. Harris Jr. 3 A. Patterson 1

Game Information

Stadium: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
Attendance: 8,095
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