Joevan Catron had 15 points and Oregon held UC Santa Barbara
scoreless in the final 2:28 Sunday night as the Ducks held on for a
72-70 victory in the BTI Invitational.
Oregon went up 71-70 with 2:08 to play on a basket by Catron
inside, and then made defensive stops on three straight possessions
by the Gauchos. Catron added a free throw with 1.1 seconds left and
the Ducks knocked away a long inbounds pass intended for Orlando
Johnson as time expired.
Malcolm Armstead also had 12 points and seven assists for
Oregon, which improved to 3-0 under new coach Dana Altman. E.J.
Singler added 11 points and Teondre Williams and Tyrone Nared
scored 10 each.
James Nunnally led Santa Barbara (1-2) with 28 points and
Johnson finished with 24.