Oregon 97, N. Dakota St. 92

Fifth-year senior Jovan Catron scored a career-high 27 points,

including the go-ahead jumper in overtime, as Oregon defeated North

Dakota State 97-92 on Friday in the BTI Invitational.

Jay-R Strowbridge, a senior transfer from Jacksonville State,

added 18 points for the Ducks (1-0), who successfully opened the

Dana Altman coaching era.

Michael Tveidt scored 27 points and Marshall Bjorklund had 18

points and 10 rebounds for the Bison (0-1). Tveidt’s third

3-pointer of the game gave North Dakota State a 92-90 lead with

1:49 left in overtime, but after Strowbridge cut the deficit to one

with a free throw, Catron drilled a long jumper with 27.1 seconds

to put the Ducks up 93-92.

Freshman guard Johnathan Loyd went 4-for-4 from the free-throw

line in the final seconds.

E.J. Singler had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Teondre Williams

had 15 points and eight rebounds for Oregon.