Oregon 74, Fresno St. 70
Devoe Joseph, playing for the first time since wearing a
Minnesota jersey last December, scored 18 points to lead Oregon
past Fresno State 74-70 on Saturday.
Garrett Sim had 17 points for the Ducks (5-2). He was perfect
from the field (5 for 5) and free-throw line (4 for 4).
E.J. Singler added 14 points for Oregon, including a jumper with
22 seconds left to make the score 71-66.
Joseph, who had to sit out until the end of the fall quarter
after transferring to Oregon, came off the bench to shoot 6 for 13
with three 3-pointers. He added four assists and two steals.
Jonathan Wills scored 20 points for the Bulldogs (4-6), Jerry
Brown and Tyler Johnson 13 each and Kevin Foster 11.
In a game with 10 ties and 10 lead changes, the Ducks went up
for good, 53-52, on a 3-pointer by Sim with 9:04 to play. But
Joseph provided the dagger, hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to push
Oregon’s lead to 61-54 with 7:35 left.