Oregon 87, Idaho St. 35
Damyean Dotson scored 12 points as Oregon demolished Idaho State
87-35 on Saturday.
Arsalan Kazemi, Dominic Artis and Tony Woods had 11 points each
for the Ducks (8-1), who are off to their best start in three
seasons under coach Dana Altman.
Melvin Morgan scored 11 for the Bengals, who dropped to 1-6
under first-year coach Bill Evans.
”Bill’s a really good coach, but they’ve got a ways to go as a
team, so we should’ve won the game,” Altman said. ”But I think we
played really good today, so we made them look bad because our
energy was good, our defensive intensity was better and our ball
movement was much better.”
Idaho State actually led 5-4 after the first three minutes of
the game, but E.J. Singler made a 3-pointer to give the Ducks a 7-5
advantage, and Oregon outscored Idaho State 50-11 the rest of the
half to lead 54-16 at the break.
Kazemi had 11 points and six rebounds in the first half. Dotson
scored all of his points in the second half.
Oregon dominated Idaho State in every statistical category.
The Ducks outshot the Bengals 52.5 percent to 27.9 percent and
outrebounded them 47-19 – including 23-4 in the first half.
Singler finished with nine rebounds, seven points and five
assists. Kazemi also had eight rebounds.
”They didn’t lack size, we just crashed the boards,” Woods
After recording 18 or more turnovers in each of the last five
games, the Ducks had just seven on Saturday against 19 assists.
”That’s been one of our big problems,” Singler said. ”That’s
a big one for us. We were really focusing on that this week and it
All 12 players who saw action scored for the Ducks, including
their two walk-ons, who both played in the first half.
The Ducks blew the game open with a 22-1 run early in the first
half that featured five points from Woods and 3-pointers by
Singler, Carlos Emory and Johnathan Loyd, for a 26-6 lead.
Oregon ended the half on an 18-1 run, a stretch highlighted by
dunks from Kazemi, Singler and Woods on consecutive
Dotson, who missed his only shot attempt in the first half,
scored nine points in the first four minutes of the second half,
and his 3-pointer with 6:10 to play gave the Ducks their largest
lead of the game at 82-28.