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.