Oregon 72, UC Santa Barbara 70

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.