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No. 19 USC Thumps Oregon Behind Monster First Half; Snaps Ducks 5-Game Win Streak

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Oregon faced their first ranked opponent on Tuesday night, and the Ducks just did not show up.

No. 19 USC led 17-1 and 30-9 during the first half. Oregon trailed 43-22 at the break.

The Ducks trimmed the Trojans lead to 10 (66-56) with just under five minutes to go, but Oregon only scored two points the rest of the game.

USC held Oregon to 0-6 shooting and a turnover in the final minutes to end the game. The Ducks only points came on a pair of Eugene Omoruyi free throws.

USC won 72-58.

Oregon (14-5, 9-4 Pac-12) had three players score in double digits, LJ Figueroa (14 points), Eric Williams Jr. (14 points) and Chris Duarte (11 points).

The Trojans (19-4, 13-3 Pac-12) also had three double figure scorers, Tahj Eaddy (24 points), Drew Peterson (15 points) and Evan Mobley (11 points).

Up next, the Ducks head south to face Stanford on Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT.

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